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Animation Company formed in Scotland

Red Kite Animation is formed in Edinburgh, Scotland and produces children’s series such as ‘Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’ and ‘Wendy’.

1997
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Peter Lord gains Oscar Nomination

Peter Lord receives an Academy (Oscar) nomination for ‘Wat’s Pig’.

1996
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Third Oscar win for Aardman Creator

Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit in ‘A Close Shave’ wins him his third Oscar.

1995
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Peppa Pig's creators form company

The company Astley Baker Davies is formed who later produce the global children’s hit ‘Peppa Pig’ (2004).

1994
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NFTS Graduates win Oscar

National Film and Television School graduates Alison Snowden and David Fine win an Oscar for the traditional 2D drawn comedy ‘Bob’s Birthday’. Tim Watts and David Stoten receive an Academy Nomination the same year for their film ‘The Big Story’.

1994
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The Little Princess' Production company is launched

The Illuminated Film Company is established by Iain Harvey and goes on to produce the successful ‘Little Princess’ children’s series.

1993
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bloexbrothers are formed

bolexbrothers in Bristol is founded by Dave Borthwick and Dave Alex Riddett. The collective of individuals at bolexbrothers included some of Britain’s most successful creative talent who helped define a golden decade of British animation. ‘The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb’ combining pixilation and stop-frame animation is a cult classic.

1993
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The Wrong Trouser

‘The Wrong Trousers’ directed by Nick Park wins an Oscar and dozens of other international awards and is widely considered one of the greatest stop-frame films of all time.

1993
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The Sandman

Manchester’s Paul Berry makes his short horror stop-frame film ‘The Sandman’ which earns him an Oscar nomination. He goes on to work on Tim Burton’s ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ (1993) and as supervising animator on Henry Selick’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ before his untimely death in 2001.

1991