Marketing Director & Writer: Aaron Wood

Aaron Wood

Aaron is the Managing Director and Producer at Slurpy Studios, a London based animation studio who specialise in commercial and entertainment content. When not working on Slurpy, he runs an animation festivals website (animation-festivals.com) which aims to list (and make it easy to find) all festivals that accept animation.

And when he has spare time from that, he is a member of the Skwigly team and manages the website, new features and writes a few articles!

Prior to co-founding Slurpy Studios, Aaron managed Europe’s largest Animation Archive, curated animation exhibitions in some of England’s best-known museums, and animated on one of the world’s most loved children’s shows.

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  • Animated Festive TV Viewing for Christmas 2016

    Animated Festive TV Viewing for Christmas 2016

    Whether you are looking forward to some of 2016’s newest animated specials, or prefer to cosy down to some classic, nostalgic, Christmas films of years gone by, Skwigly is here to make it a little easier for you to schedule …

  • Kidscreen Awards Shortlist Revealed

    Kidscreen Awards Shortlist Revealed

    Kidscreen, host of the global kids television industry’s leading awards for excellence, is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries that will be continuing in the competition through a final round of judging.

    The nominees in the Programming Categories are:

    PRESCHOOL…

  • Animated Women UK Launch ‘The Achieve Programme’

    Animated Women UK Launch ‘The Achieve Programme’

    Animated Women UK [AWUK] have launched their first ever programme focussed on helping women in animation and VFX achieve their potential.

    55% of females working in animation and vfx in the UK feel that they have or will experience career …

  • WIN Double Pass for LIAF Opening Gala 2016

    WIN Double Pass for LIAF Opening Gala 2016

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF16) is the UK’s largest and most eclectic animation festival and it returns for a 13th year to 4 venues across London from this Friday December 2-11 – with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of …

  • Christmas Gifts for Animators 2016

    Christmas Gifts for Animators 2016

    It’s that time of year again, when you start thinking what to buy that special animator/illustrator/creative in your life for Christmas! Presenting our annual top 10 list, in no particular order:

    1. The Art of Aardman (£8.49)

    This book celebrates …

  • Yúl and the Snake by Gabriel Harel Wins Cartoon d’Or 2016

    Yúl and the Snake by Gabriel Harel Wins Cartoon d’Or 2016

    The 2016 Cartoon d’Or has been awarded to “Yúl and the Snake” first short film of French director Gabriel Harel. The award ceremony was celebrated on Thursday 15 September in the Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines of Toulouse and the jury …

  • JAM MEDIA SHOWCASES SNOOZEVILLE AT CARTOON FORUM 2016
  • Discover the 2016 Cartoon d’Or and Cartoon Tributes Nominees

    Discover the 2016 Cartoon d’Or and Cartoon Tributes Nominees

    The French city of Toulouse will host the 27th edition of Cartoon Forum, the co-production platform for European animation series from 13-16 September. 80 new projects from accross Europe will be pitched. This is a record year for Cartoon Forum …

  • Cartoon Forum Spotlight on Irelend in 2016

    Cartoon Forum Spotlight on Irelend in 2016

    Cartoon Forum – 13-16 September 2016 – Toulouse,
    Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées

    For the first time in its existence, Cartoon Forum will be putting the spotlight on a specific country during the event: we are delighted to announce that Ireland …

  • Aardman and Braun Introduce ‘Beardimation’

    Aardman and Braun Introduce ‘Beardimation’

    Braun – the manufacturer of some of the world’s most-loved shaving and styling products – has partnered with Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman to create a stop motion animation film using real men’s beards. Created to mark the launch of the …

  • ‘Sing’ Brand New Trailer Released

    ‘Sing’ Brand New Trailer Released

    We are delighted to debut the brand new trailer for Sing, from the creators of Despicable Me and Minions.

    Directed by Garth Jennings and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, Sing stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett …

  • CBBC and BBC Worldwide announce final shortlisted projects for animation pilot scheme

    CBBC and BBC Worldwide announce final shortlisted projects for animation pilot scheme

    CBBC and BBC Worldwide today announce the three shortlisted projects being taken forward to the final pitching stage of the channel’s first animation pilot scheme, ANIM8.

    After receiving close to 300 submissions, Mystery Soup by Hannah Jacobs and Victoria Manifold, …

  • Ogilvy and Aardman Shake Up Laundry Demo With  ‘Monster Stain’ For Persil

    Ogilvy and Aardman Shake Up Laundry Demo With ‘Monster Stain’ For Persil

    Ogilvy, in collaboration with Oscar®-winning studio Aardman, has redefined the product demo for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. Children and adults alike were treated to a first-of-its-kind animation entitled ‘Monster Stains’, when it launched in cinemas and online this week.

    To …

  • Manchester Animation Festival Launches Call For Entries For 2016 Festival

    Manchester Animation Festival Launches Call For Entries For 2016 Festival

    Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME in Manchester (UK) on November 15, 16, 17. New industry excellence award category introduced. Aardman Animations announced as first guests.

    Manchester Animation Festival has announced the dates for the 2016 edition of the festival …

  • Animation UK Needs YOU!

    Animation UK Needs YOU!

    On the 10th March, Animation UK’s Oli Hyatt gave a speech at the Children’s Media Conference Animation Exchange event in Westminster. For those who haven’t come across Animation UK before, it’s mission is to “campaign for fairer trading conditions for …

  • Aardman Sign New Director – Magdalena Osinska
  • Sarah Muller Discusses CBBC Animation Pilot Scheme – ANIM8

    Sarah Muller Discusses CBBC Animation Pilot Scheme – ANIM8

    Whether you were present at last month’s Manimation event, or have been browsing social media, animation professionals can’t have escaped the exciting news about CBBC and BBC Worldwide launching ‘ANIM8‘ – the pilot scheme to “develop the next generation of …

  • Children’s Media Conference Announces 2016 Dates

    Children’s Media Conference Announces 2016 Dates

    Following the success of the 2015 event, The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) today announced next year’s event in Sheffield will be held Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 July 2016.

    Approaching its 13th year, the CMC is the premier event in …

  • Bob Godfrey’s GREAT at 40 Years!

    Bob Godfrey’s GREAT at 40 Years!

    If we were to ask you to name the first UK film (and film-maker) to win the Acadamy Award for Best Animated Short, would you know the answer (had the title of this article not given it away!)?

    Directed by …

  • 16 Films Battle It Out In Best Animated Feature 2016 Oscar Race

    16 Films Battle It Out In Best Animated Feature 2016 Oscar Race

    It comes round so fast! But here we are again – the Academy have officially revealed the list of films long-listed for the Best Animated Feature Oscar.

    There are fewer films that make it to this year’s longlist, compared to …

  • Science-educational “Messy Goes to Okido” Hits CBeebies Today

    Science-educational “Messy Goes to Okido” Hits CBeebies Today

    Today sees the launch of new CBeebies series “Messy Goes to Okido” – a science-educational show following a monster called Messy. Using a unique blend of live action, CGI 3D and 2D animation, the show communicates science in a highly …

  • New Pitching Event Aimed At Emerging Animation Talents

    New Pitching Event Aimed At Emerging Animation Talents

    CARTOON, the Creative Europe-funded association which supports the animation industry through several annual events for international professionals, is launching a new initiative aimed at emerging talent.

    Cartoon Springboard will take place from 17 to 19 November 2015 in Halle, Germany. …

  • ‘Miss Todd’ Takes Flight Online: Behind The Scenes

    ‘Miss Todd’ Takes Flight Online: Behind The Scenes

    “It’s 1909, and the whole world is waking to the possibilities of flight. Miss Todd dreams of flying, but she’s got more than gravity holding her down.”

    Inspired by the real Miss Todd, the first woman in the world to …

  • The UK Animation Tax Break Explained In 5 Minutes

    The UK Animation Tax Break Explained In 5 Minutes

    The introduction of the UK tax relief (or tax break, as you may hear it referred to) last year brought up many questions – How does it work? Is it right for my project? What is the cultural test?

    Thankfully, …

  • High Profile Speakers Join Line Up for the Children’s Media Conference 2015

    High Profile Speakers Join Line Up for the Children’s Media Conference 2015

    Steve Hewlett talks to Ed Vaizey and Alice Webb, Dick and Dom talk double acts, Dan’l Hewitt talks Maker Studios, ILM spreads its magic

    The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) is thrilled to announce an eclectic, high-profile line up of speakers, …