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Set up in 2003 Magic Light Pictures has built a global reputation for excellence in kids and family programming with universal quality. Its programmes, ranging from TV specials to children’s entertainment franchises, have won multiple awards including two BAFTAs, two International Emmys and four Oscar nominations.

Selling to over 180 countries across PayTV, FreeTV, SVOD and Home Entertainment, Magic Light’s in-house distribution team ensures that its programmes are seen on the most respected international channels and platforms including BBC, ZDF, Disney Channel, PBS Kids, ABC Australia, Canal+, Nickelodeon, Amazon, Netflix and many more.

International hit shows include the on-going collection of half hour specials based on the hugely successful books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This collection currently includes THE GRUFFALO, THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD, ROOM ON THE BROOM, STICK MAN, THE HIGHWAY RAT and ZOG. Further specials THE SNAIL & THE WHALE and ZOG & THE FLYING DOCTORS will join the portfolio in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Magic Light Pictures’ portfolio also include the multi award winning two half-hour animated films REVOLTING RHYMES, based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved retelling of classic fairy tales.
Magic Light Pictures attends all the major television festivals and markets including MIPCOM, Kidscreen, Annecy, CMC and other events around the world.


The Snail and the Whale

“The sea is deep, and the world is wide! How I long to sail!” said the tiny snail”

A snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on a whale’s tail. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the snail feels very small in the vastness of the world. But when the whale is beached in a bay, it’s the tiny snail who saves the day.

2019 – 26 mins - in production

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“Zog, the biggest dragon, was the keenest one by far. He tried his hardest every day to win a golden star.”

Zog is a young, keen, but accident-prone dragon. At school he keeps getting into mischief when learning how to fly, roar and breathe fire. Each year he is helped by a kind young girl who patches up his bumps and bruises, but can she help him with his trickiest challenge yet: It’s Year Four, and he has to capture a princess!

2018 – 26 mins

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The Highway Rat

“Give me your buns and your biscuits!... for I am the rat of the highway”

The swashbuckling tale of a greedy rat who craves buns and biscuits. Tearing along the highway he searches for sugary treats to steal until he meets his match in a cunning duck, and his sweet tooth leads him to sticky but happy end.

2017 – 26 mins

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