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Director and Exec Sarah Smith Launches UK Animation Studio

Director and Exec Sarah Smith Launches UK Animation Studio

Sarah Smith, the former Aardman Animation Creative Director and Arthur Christmas helmer, has launched a new cartoon studio. 

Locksmith Animation will be the UK’s “first dedicated high-end CG feature animation studio,” according to Deadline. Elisabeth Murdoch is Locksmith’s principle shareholder. 

Smith explained her decision to create Locksmith as a decision born of artistic opportunity and financial sense: “With animated films among the most beloved and successful movies in the world, but still only a handful of producers out there, the UK offers Locksmith a unique opportunity, including a world class CG Visual FX industry, brilliant comedy writers and directors, outstanding children’s literature, the European animation talent pool, and government tax credits.”

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