We’re animated!

Posted on June 14, 2013 by


UP filmHere at UP, we love animated movies…whether it’s Wallace and Gromit, Toy Story, Wall:E, Finding Nemo…there are so many great animated films (old and new alike!).

It was no surprise then (and regular readers of the blog will remember), how pleased we were when we had our very own animation created for us last year – our rUPik’s cube!!

Animated movies are still as popular as ever and with the school summer holidays due to start soon, we can expect cinemas across the UK to be busy with showings of new releases including the sequels Despicable Me:2 (28th June) and Monsters University (12th July) and later in the year, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (25th Oct).

….With so many great animated movie sequels coming out this summer, we decided it was about time we released one of our own too!

Continuing our partnership with RGU, earlier this year we asked Stage 2 Communication Design Students at Gray’s School of Art to create a live animation for us.

As their first ever animation project the students created the animations, designed to ‘typify’ what we do as a business, using paper cut-outs as a technique.

Working in teams, the students presented their completed animations to us earlier this year and we’re delighted to say that their final designs will be shown as part of the 2013 Gray’s School of Art Degree Show!

The exhibition is open to the public from the 15th – 22nd June and is a great chance to see a showcase of the work of graduating students in disciplines including Painting, Sculpture, Fashion, Commercial Photography and Design for Digital Media:

  • Saturday and Sundays, 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 8.00pm

If you’re unable to make it along to the show, then you can of course take a quick peek at the collection of UP animations over on the Gray’s School of Art blog!

Once you’ve had a look, we’d love to know which one is your favourite – the most popular animation will then take pride of place on The UP website homepage!

Check back next week to vote for your favourite and find out a bit more behind each teams’ ideas for their animation!