Animation is an industry in which the UK excels. Shaun the Sheep, Peppa Pig, Danger Mouse, Early Man, Ethel & Earnest and many more have established the UK as one of the greatest producers of animation.
Studios tend to become known for particular types of animation - whether that be 2D CG (computer-generated), 3D CG, stop-frame or hand-drawn - but most offer a range of techniques and styles to suit the needs of the production. Click on the icons to learn more about each role and the routes into finding work in the industry.
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Covers genres ranging from period dramas to epic fantasies screened at the cinema, on TV or on streaming sites
Involves making sequences on a computer that can't be created on set, like enormous crowds and fire-breathing dragons
Combines art with programming as well as production, design and testing - the UK’s fastest growing entertainment industry