Unanico Group is an internationally award-winning independent production company and animation studio based in London and Shanghai. We specialize in creating innovative, high quality and globally appealing:
• 3D and 2D computer and hand-drawn animation
• Live action/animation film television and branded entertainment content
• Games, smartphone applications, books, toys and other merchandising/licensing opportunities based on proprietary and client-owned assets
Unanico Group was founded in 2009 by producer Paul Laikin and animation directors Jason Jameson and James Hall. Academy Award nominated film producer Gary Kurtz (American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back) joined Unanico Group in 2011.
Unanico Group's work has appeared in numerous international festivals, including: Mill Valley Film Festival 2014 (One Night in Hell), Toronto International Film Festival 2012, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012, Washington DC International Film Festival 2012, Hamptons International Film Festival 2012 ( all No Place on Earth), Cartoon Forum 2011(WoodLand), Shanghai Television Festival 2011 (London A to Z), Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2007/8 (Buddi and Alfie).
Our work has been screened on channels around the world: Sky, MTV, Nickelodeon, BBC, Channel 4 (U.K.), Channel 5 (U.K.), Sony BMG, YLE, History (U.S.), Cartoon Network, Sky Arts, Sky 3D.
Unanico Group's work has been exhibited at: Design Museum (London) 2013, Chelsea Flower Show 2012, Old Vic Tunnels (London) 2012, Berkeley Square Garden (London) 2011, Southbank Centre (London) 2012, Home Design/Top Drawer (London) 2012, London Design Festival 2012, Trentham Park 2013 and in Tokyo.
Winner of the Hamptons International Film Festival Audience Award 2012 and nominated for the Writers Guild of America Screenplay Award 2014 (No Place on Earth), nominated for the Design Museum (London) Design of the Year 2013 (English Hedgerow), selected for Cartoon Forum 2011 (WoodLand), Winner of Jury Grand Prix Award at the Shanghai Television Festival 2011 (London A to Z).
Unanico Group partners include: Aldebaran Distribution, Apple (App Store/iTunes), BSkyB, Cartoon Network, Cheerland Entertainment (Beijing), Conceptual Gardens, Designed in England, Dolby, Duck Productions, Eagle Rock Entertainment, History/A&E Indie Films, Kamcord, London Stereoscopic Company, Mr. Cartoon (Shanghai), Phoenix Pictures, Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Winton, Shanghai Media Group, Sierra Tango Productions, Shinework Media (Beijing), Time Out, UCL/Bartlett School of Architecture.