Animating with LEGO™ – Our Top Tips and Tricks

Everything IS awesome when it comes to LEGO™. It’s the toy that spans all generations, genders and geographies. It unites, it inspires and it gets people’s imaginations ignited. From the iconic brick to the tiny yellow characters, the possibilities are endless.

Video Killed The Photograph Star – The power of video on social media

Lego stop-motion

Video is set to rule social media in 2019, it’s been an upward trend since 2016 and today it’s never been so important. It’s simple, audiences engage better with moving pictures and social platforms reward this. From a personal page right through to the largest brands on the platforms everyone is using video, even Instagram, […]

A Look Back at our Animation Studio in 2018

A Look back at our animation studio in 2018

2018 has been and gone so we’re now all getting used to putting a nine at the end of the date (or if you’re anything like me it’s more a case of scribbling over the eight with a bold nine once you’ve realised your mistake!).

Bagpuss, Peter and I. By Dan Richards

Peter Firmin interview

Being an 80’s kid, and before everyone had a Nintendo console, entertainment came in the shape of action figures and morning television. Each morning after my dad had left for work, I would sit with my fold-out tray balanced over my legs with a bowl of Coco-pops and watch Ivor the Engine without fail.

World Refugee Animations

To mark World Refugee day we’d like to highlight some of the films A+C has made with young unaccompanied asylum seekers over the past 10 years. As well as being an animation production company based just outside of London, A+C has made over 400 animated films with young people including refugees in Kent.

A+C studios raised £286 for Thanet Winter Shelter

The Old Laundry, Margate

We would like to thank everyone who came to our charity event on Friday evening.  We opened our doors to our friends and neighbours at 6pm on Friday 1st December, that was in true A+C style perfectly timed with the opening of the Thanet Winter Shelter, due to run for 13 weeks through until February […]

Meet our animation Director, Dan Richards!

Dan Richards interview

Dan was 12 years old when he made his first stop-motion animation.  A little more than a decade later, upon graduating from the prestigious Bristol School of Animation, he worked at Aardman Animations on the animated film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

World Domination – Mwah ha ha!

A+C french representation

Our efforts to conquer the world, using only stop motion animation, came one step closer last week when we signed up for representation in France with the misleadingly named Tobago Films.

Take a look at our book!

A+C animation Lookbook

Months ago we started putting together a lovely little look book to show you what we do and how we do it.

New A+C Showreel

A+C animation showreel

Now that we’ve finished building our new website, making a TV ad for Cheerios and generally being silly with Morrisons we thought we’d spend a couple of days making a new ident for our showreel and development projects.