Expertise / Animation

Animation Production - 3D, 2D, Stop Frame

We're one of the UK's leading animation production companies for commercials and corporate video content. Our award-winning character animation and motion graphics teams are some of the best in the business.

Animation production

We’ll get animated about your brand

Working across multiple animation styles, we produce everything from 3D character animation, photo real technical animations, to 2D illustrated styles, whether that is character based or vector based animation, and of course, with our team including ex-Aardman directors and producers, we also produce charming stop frame animations and claymation productions.

3D animation production

The team at Happy Hour have been great. Their approach to understanding the brief, inputting their own experience and advice and then delivering high quality creative animation is exceptionally professional. Each time we've commissioned Happy Hour to produce a new TV advert, even at the last minute, they've gone that one step further to deliver some truly stunning creative. As our brand has evolved, so has the identity through their animation and design”

Chris Newnham, Marketing Manager, Animal Friends Insurance

3D animation is an ideal way to bring characters and inanimate objects to life. Our team of experienced designers, directors and animators can model, rig and animate characters in any setting.

Our animation team includes experienced character designers including BAFTA and EMMY award winning animation producers.

Our 3D animation services also include Visual FX production, photoreal effects, particle effects, and environment modellers and design.

2D animation production

2D animation production

We produce 2D character animation using Flash, After Effects, and traditional cell (hand drawn) techniques. 2D animation can also take the form of motion graphics , that doesn't feature a character.

2D animation production

Stop frame animation

Stop frame animation, or stop motion animation, refers to any animation that is filmed frame by frame with a camera.

We've produced stop frame animation for TV commercials, idents, bumpers and music promos. Our stop frame animation team includes BAFTA and EMMY award winners.

Meet our Animation Directors
2D animation production
Our animation services include
  • Character animation
  • Character design & development
  • Storyboarding / animatic production
  • Environment design / modelling
  • Motion graphics & FX
  • Compositing / rotoscope work
  • Multiple techniques - 3D, 2D and stop frame animation

Let’s chat

Every project and partnership starts with that initial phone call or email.

What you get with Happy Hour
  • Creative agency and production company all-in-one
  • One of Campaign’s top UK creative agencies
  • Top quality TV advertising and video content
  • Highly experienced directors and producers
  • Creative versatility – live action and animation experts
Fancy a quick chat now?
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DMA Awards 2011 Gold Winner and Grand Prix Winner
Official Selection
Gold Winner
Grand Prix winner
2018 Shortlisted
Oxford international film festival
Oxford Internal film festival
Raindance film festival