We love strong stories, witty invention and evergreen characters. Our film-making includes feature films such as animation Chico & Rita, comedy thriller Wild Target as well as Oscar Nominated animations, The Gruffalo and Revolting Rhymes.
Magic Light Pictures is so proud that our adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, Revolting Rhymes, is nominated in 'Best Animated Short' category at the 2018 Academy Awards, taking place on 4th March.
The Highway Rat
“Give me your buns and your biscuits!”
Animated Special for Christmas 2017
“The small girl smiles, one eyelid flickers, she whips a pistol from her knickers...”
Annecy Cristal, Best TV Production
Best animation 2017
Revolting Rhymes wins Children's BAFTA for Best Animation 2017.
"Fabulous animations... hilarious brilliance"
TV Magazine, The Sun (Revolting Rhymes)
"A family classic for years to come"
Jim Shelley, Daily Mirror (The Gruffalo)
Best Children’s TV Fiction Programme
‘The Gruffalo’ wins a special Prix Jeunesse 50th anniversary award for Best Children’s TV Fiction Programme of the Last 50 Years
We create high impact stories.
We’re proud to have produced a diverse range of films including Oscar nominated animation specials, live action features, a European Film Award winning animation feature and a wonderful natural history documentary.
“…oh Stick Man, you excellent friend!”
BAFTA nominated animation
Room on the broom
“...a truly magnificent broom!”
Oscar nominated, BAFTA winning animation
"Pure, happy-making perfection."
David Chater, The Times (Room on the Broom)
"Chock full of charm"
The Mail on Sunday (Room on the Broom)
Bringing books to life.
Animation specials include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. Based on the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, these specials all premiered on BBC One on Christmas Day to audiences of over 10 million viewers and received four BAFTA nominations, with Room on the Broom winning a BAFTA award.
An epic adventure with a cast of millions.
Natural History Documentary
The Gruffalo’s Child
“Aha! Oho! A track in the snow!”
BAFTA nominated animation
That people will love.
In 2016, we produced Revolting Rhymes, a two-part animation based on Roald Dahl’s book of reimagined fairy tales. The films were shown on BBC One at Christmas to a combined audience of 11 million viewers. Revolting Rhymes was awarded the prestigious Cristal for Best TV Production at Annecy Animation Festival, and nominated for an International Kids Emmy.
Chico and Rita
Oscar Nominated animation, directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando.
"Beautiful, seductive and spellbinding"
Metro (Chico & Rita)
In a game of cat and mouse they’re hot on her tail.
Comedy feature film
The past...it’s not always a good place to go.
Happiness is an art. But screwing up is a science.