March 8th, 2018 | all, news | No Comments

Amazing news! The animated show we’ve been working on has been greenlit by Nickelodeon as part of its 2018/19 line-up. Pony is the first animated series to be commissioned for the U.S. from Nickelodeon International and there will be 20 episodes initially. Incredibly exciting!  ‘Pony’ follows the life of Annie as she does her best to cope in […]

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Merry Christmas from Birdbox

December 11th, 2017 | news | No Comments
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A very merry Christmas from Birdbox. A little short film celebrating the joy of the season and revealing where all the festive treats come from.  

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New Birdbox Showreel released

April 20th, 2015 | news | No Comments

Presenting the new Birdbox Studio reel. A taste of what Birdbox is all about: fun, charm, great animation, great concepts and humour.    Enjoy!    

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Carpark wins at the British Comedy Awards

December 17th, 2014 | news | No Comments

Carpark walked away with the prize for Best Internet Comedy Short at the 25th annual British Comedy Awards amongst a wealth of comedic talent.  It was great to see some animated comedy being recognised in this new category and we hope to be back next year! Watch the film here  

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The Birdbox Christmas cards are unveiled

December 17th, 2014 | news | No Comments

Unfortunately they’re only going out to a few selected people but you can watch the card in action here. Watch the video    

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Carpark wins DepicT ’14!

October 28th, 2014 | news | No Comments

We’re thrilled to have picked up the main DepicT Award at the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival. DepicT! challenges the international creative community to make distinctive, imaginative and engaging short films under 90 seconds long. Carpark was lucky enough to be chosen from just under 600 entries from 49 different countries. Fantastic news!   […]

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Wildebeest hits 10 million views on YouTube!

March 11th, 2014 | news | No Comments

That’s a lot of clicks!  

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‘Carpark’ Wins Public Choice Best Film at the British Animation Awards

March 11th, 2014 | news | No Comments

‘Carpark’ was lucky enough to drive off with the award for the Public Choice Best Short at the British Animation Awards. The night itself is an entertaining celebration of the British animation industry and we’ll have to wait another two years until the next one. The added bonus to winning is the nature of the […]

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Wildebeest wins Best Short Film 2012

January 21st, 2013 | news | No Comments

Birdbox Studio is very happy to win the Short Film category of the  2nd Annual Big Screen Animation Awards. Wildebeest was included in a fantastic shortlist of amazing films. It’s great to see that a film promoted only through YouTube and word-of-mouth has received such appreciation within the animation and film-making world. Next time – The Oscars….  

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Hoppy Christmas

December 18th, 2012 | news | No Comments

Here is the Birdbox contribution to the Skwigly Advent Calendar. Have a look in the doors for some great work from a variety of UK talent.    

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Making of…

November 13th, 2012 | news | No Comments

Have a look at our Facebook page for some inside information on how Wildebeest and Chop Chop were made. The descriptions include stills of the process and videos of animatics and early versions to show the progression and development. We will endeavour to work out way through all the films to reveal the secrets behing them. […]

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Chop Chop wins Filminute

November 2nd, 2012 | news | No Comments

Awards for the 7th edition of Filminute, the international one-minute film festival, were announced today with UK director Ant Blades’ dramatic and hilarious animation CHOP CHOP taking top honours with the jury, and fellow Brit Ben Jacobson’s comic thriller, CANDY CRIME winning the public vote. The 7-member international jury which included Prasoon Joshi, Radu Jude, Arjun Basu, Lenora Hume […]

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Singing Christmas Hedgehogs Go Viral

January 10th, 2012 | news | No Comments

3 million views in three weeks! The unlucky hedgehogs are a hit before Christmas. On December 13th Bird Box Studio release their Christmas card giving viewers the option to interact and choose the ending (almost). With over 10 million hits on all the videos involved, the twisted and unfortunate endings proved a popular twist to […]

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Variety Chooses the Next Toon Talents

August 26th, 2011 | news | No Comments

Ant Blades was recently chosen by Variety magazine as one of the future talents of 2011. He sat on the panel at Annecy to discuss animation and answer questions about the success of Bird Box Studio and why the shorts are so popular at the moment.

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Talking Funny in Annecy

August 26th, 2011 | news | No Comments

This year at Annecy 2011, Ant Blades hosted an event giving tips on getting the most laughs from short films: talking through the crucial stages of developing comedy within screenplays – everything from coming up with ideas to comic timing and expression – using examples to explain how and why some hit the mark and […]

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