Chris Drew & Tom Box

Chris Drew is Series Director at Blue-Zoo Animation Studio, directing the Annie award-winning series Adventures of Paddington.

Tom Box is co-Founder of Blue Zoo Animation and AnimDojo. Chair of Animation Skills Council, NextGen Skills Academy, Manchester Animation Festival & Exec Dir of ACCESS:VFX.

 

Blue Zoo was founded in 2000 by classmates Oli Hyatt, Adam Shaw and Tom Box whilst they were studying animation at Bournemouth University. Since its very first project, Blue Cow, for the launch of CBeebies, Blue Zoo has gone on to become one of the UK’s leading animation studios, producing some of the most well-loved kids shows on TV, award-winning commercials, and animated short films renowned for unique visual storytelling and innovation.

Their work has been nominated for multiple BAFTAs and have been awarded winners five times. Projects such as The Adventures of Paddington has been accoladed with two Daytime Emmys, as well as an Annie award.

Adventures of Paddington

Chris Drew and Tom Box of Blue-Zoo Animation talk about creating and directing award-winning series Adventures of Paddington.

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Mark Flanagan

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Alex Webster

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Bianca Cirdei

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Tom Minor

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William Stocks

William Stocks

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Oliver Gingrich

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Maria Almena

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Tom Morledge

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Kevin McDowell

Kevin McDowell

Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll

Ben Radcliffe

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Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

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Georgina Hurcombe

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Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

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Shelley Page

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Ross Burgess

Ross Burgess

Chris Drew & Tom Box

Chris Drew & Tom Box