Animation in Manchester

Manchester is home to one of Europe’s largest creative, digital and tech clusters and has been leading the way in animation for more than 40 years.

Some of the world’s most highly acclaimed talent have grown within Manchester working for companies such as Mackinnon & Saunders, TT Games and Cloud Imperium. Their work is truly international and they produce content for the likes of Disney, Nickleodeon, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Lego, the BBC and Sony.

When Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove set up their, their company, there was very, very little animation of any type done in the Manchester or even a Northwest region. So, them doing what they did, became this nucleus for this, this whole new industry to evolve within the Northwest
— Peter Saunders, Mackinnon and Saunders

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