Small independent animation projects are all very well but sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are some big animation and effect studios in the UK producing world class material. So here are some reminders. www.framestore-cfc.com Framestore CFC is the biggest effects house in Europe. Based in London they have worked on projects from TV to film. Recent movie work has included the Harry Potter films and the new Thunderbirds. www.mill.co.uk The Mill produced the Oscar winning effects for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. As well as work on TV commercials they have recently been awarded the contract to produce the effects for the new Doctor Who series. www.passion-pictures.com Passion Pictures have produced a wealth of interesting and innovative commercials and music videos. www.aardman.com Aardman really don’t need any introduction. They are the most famous animation studio in the UK. They do a lot more than just Wallace and Gromit. www.chf.co.uk I think I’m right in saying that Cosgrove Hall are the biggest animation studio in Europe. They have created many of the most loved children’s animated series.