1. We go behind the scenes for our latest animated short "Via" interviewing director Izzy Burton.

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  2. A chat with some of the BZ artists & animators who helped create "Lynx & Birds".

    Watch the full short here: vimeo.com/246764182

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  3. In a timely story about love triumphing over fear, we created a short festive animation that would rival any Christmas advert in the cuteness stakes!

    Check out the making-of here: vimeo.com/247821107

    Now in its 6th year, our company-wide shorts programme encourages experimentation in the studio and a culture of creative collaboration. Everyone in the studio has the opportunity to pitch their idea, and everyone votes for their favourite, making it unique and democratic. This year Simone Giampaolo & Francesco Mazza won the vote and steered the studio together to make this short.

    We hope you enjoy it & wish you a very happy Christmas from all at Blue Zoo :)

    Production Company: Blue Zoo Animation Studio

    Directed by: Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo
    Art Direction & Design: Francesco Mazza
    Animation Direction: Simone Giampaolo
    Music: Brollyman
    Narration: Darren Altman

    Lead Modeller: Pietro Licini
    CG Supervisor: Gherardo Zurla
    Modelling & Texturing: Pietro Licini, Mélanie Gras, Hannah Wong
    Head of Look Dev: Negar Bagheri
    Grooming & Look Dev: Arthur Tibbett, Hannah Wong
    Rigging, simulation and FX: Anthony Delliste
    Lead Animator: Simone Giampaolo
    Animators: Jim Sweeting, Owen Fern, Zoé Risser
    Lighting TDs: Hannah Wong, Gherardo Zurla, Steven White
    Compositing: Hannah Wong, Elaine Thomas, Negar Bagheri, Gherardo Zurla
    Additional Art: Izzy Burton
    Pipeline Team: Jay Tsang, Phil Stewart

    Producer: Tom Box
    Production Managers: Lizzie Hicks, Negar Bagheri
    Voice Effects: Alec Smith
    Sound Design & Mix: John Sutherland
    VO Sound Engineer: Dom Boucher @ The Sound Company

    Special Thanks:
    Brollyman and Matthew Slater, Adam Shaw, Damian Hook, Joe Kinch, Dane Winn, Sophie Rekasowski, Carole Baskin, Catherine Gallo, Jacques Gauthier, Fabrizia Spera, Alessandra Battaglia and all our families.

    To help protect endangered big cats, please make sure to support:

    Felidae Conservation Fun (felidaefund.org/)
    Big Cat Rescue (bigcatrescue.org/)

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  4. Watch the making-of interview with director Izzy here: vimeo.com/257672161/

    A short animated film that tells the journey of life through the use of epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and the silver linings and the lessons to be learnt in even the lowest times.

    Directed by
    Izzy Burton

    Poem written by
    Rachel Cladingbowl

    Music by
    Vince Webb

    Narrated by
    Harry Ditson

    Environments by
    Izzy Burton

    Modelling by
    Chris Rais
    Pietro Licini

    Rigging by
    Anthony Delliste

    Character Animation by
    Phil Brooks
    Anthony Delliste
    Dane Winn

    Rendering & Shading by
    Dane Winn

    2D Animation & Compositing by
    Izzy Burton
    SFX by
    John Paul Sutherland

    Special Thanks to
    Jérémy Cissé
    Nathan Wilkes

    Production Manager
    Chantal Baldwin

    Tom Box

    © Blue Zoo Animation 2017

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  5. A new short film directed by Blue Zoo concept artist Izzy Burton... coming soon!

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