Animation

Exquisite hand-drawn animations for a warm, clear way to get your message across.

Is there something you’re passionate about, but the more you talk about it the more glazed over your audience’s eyes become? We can boil your ideas down into a short, punchy bespoke animation that’ll keep your audience entertained, informed and wanting more!

You might have a script you want to see come to life, or chose to work with our professional script writer. With clear storyboarding and communication, you will have control of the whole process. Whether it’s stop motion, live-drawing or computer animation, each animation has a friendly hand-drawn feel that oozes warmth and humour. Guaranteed to suit even the shortest attention spans, use animation and we promise no one will go to sleep.


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Back Pain Help

Bad back? Does it sound a bit like me twanging an old violin? In which case this animation is for you! Beth Tweddle explains the best way to help relieve your back pain in this film for Cheshire & Merseyside Back Pain Help. The best person to help your back is YOU, and by following the Golden Rules for Back Pain you can be as pain-free and nimble as Tweddle (well, almost) in no time!

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Love Your Clothes

The WRAP charity has launched a campaign ‘Love Your Clothes’ which aims to reduce waste in the way people buy and dispose of clothing. Their research found that clothes buyers fell into 6 separate groups, from those who wear their clothes to death to those who just love shopping. They commissioned 7 animations through IE Design to profile each group and explain what this ‘segmentation’ is all about. Done in a big-picture style with plenty of cut-outs.

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Involving Carers in Care Plans

Winner of the 2017 NIHR Let’s Get Digital Award, this short animation explains how to involve carers in patient’s mental health care planning.  

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Outdoor Classroom Day

On May 18th 2017, thousands of schools around the globe celebrate outdoor learning and play. Here’s a short campaign animation featuring Tarzan, pigeons and some extreme hopscotching to persuade teachers to get outside & taking part..

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The Transition Journey

Most young people with epilepsy will face the move from children’s services to adult services at some point. It can be a leap in the dark, so the Walton Centre commissioned this animation to explain what it will be like.

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Zero Waste Carpets

Did you know most carpets are made from oil, used once, then buried or burned? Watch this animation to find out about a better way where recyclability and reuse are designed in right at the beginning, saving carpets from a fate in the landfill or the incinerator.

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Global Health Exchange

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a kind of NHS foreign exchange programme where NHS workers could gain international knowledge while contributing to global health at the same time?

Well actually, there is! It’s called the Global Health Exchange, and here’s Professor Ged Byrne telling us all about it.

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It’s Your Job To Ask

An animation to remind nurses and healthcare professionals that it is their job to speak to women who could be at risk from FGM, in order to offer support and direct them to specialist services.

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Acrylamide

Acrylamide is a carcinogenic chemical that has slipped through Food Safety legislation and found it’s way into bread, coffee, even baby food. Changing Markets commissioned this short campaign animation to highlight the shady dealings of food industry lobbyists, and promote the SumOfUs petition for tighter legislation on Acrylamide.

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’10Cs’ in Mental Health Care Planning

The National Institute for Health Research funded a research project to see how patients can be better involved in planning their mental health care. They came up with 10 Cs- here’s an animation to tell people what they are.

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Wild Network

Wild Time for everyone! The Wild Network want you to get outdoors- watch this short intro animation to find out why. Animated with cut-outs and stop-motion.

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Step Up To Safety Pt2

Following on from Aspen Healthcare’s patient safety animation about how NOT to care for patients, this short film outlines the 4 steps staff can take to ensure maximum patient care. Spot, Talk, Examine & Prevent are the ways staff can ‘Step Up To Safety’.

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Step Up To Safety Pt1

A short animation for Aspen Healthcare to promote a new Patient Safety campaign. 4 stories that show how to cause patients maximum harm including a neglectful anaesthetist and a finger-pointing surgeon.

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#Greener IN

A short animation commissioned by the Green Party describing the best environmental choice to make in the EU referendum, June 2016. A great opportunity to draw Boris Johnson & Farage in all their horrible glory.

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Planning for Healthy Teeth (edit)

A short edit of an animation to promote ways that young people can keep their teeth clean, with the help of two pets, a unicycle and some simple planning.

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Community Led Housing

2 short explainers forMy Community using hand drawn characters and sets but filmed in glorious 3D. Made without any computer trickery, these films are purely stop-motion. Follow the Community Housing minibus down the road to getting a project off the ground, then board the Community Housing Express train for a whistle-stop tour of project planning.

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Artsbank Animation

Appetite Arts in Stoke on Trent have set up an Artsbank of advice, inspiration and contacts to help people putting on or planning an arts event. Here’s an animation to explain how it works.

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My Community animations

Want to stop the closure of your local pub or library? Or have more of a say in new building developments?  My Community is a website of resources to help communities take more control of their environment and buildings. They commissioned a series of six 1 minute explainer animations to accompany each section.

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iRights animation

iRights are five rights to empower young people online. Cross Street Films commissioned this short animation to explain to young people what they are. Find out more at www.irights.uk.

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Rehab Network Animation

The Cheshire & Merseyside Rehabilitation Network is a partnership of nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and anyone else you’ll meet on a road to recovery from a serious injury or trauma. They’re spread across the area’s specialist inpatient rehabilitation units, to give patients the best possible chance of recovery.

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