Thursday, 19 April 2018

Locksmith Animation Opens in Primrose Hill

Sarah Smith, Elizabeth Murdoch, Julie Lockhart
Good news for the London animation industry; the long awaited Locksmith animation studio, first announced back in 2014,  has opened its new premises in Primrose Hill, housing up to 70 artists.

Locksmith is backed by London VFX house Double Negative, and also supported by entrepreneur Elizabeth Murdoch.

Locksmith describes itself as the "only high-end computer-animation studio in the UK making computer-animated family films" and brings with it the prospect of jobs and - hopefully - creative and commercial success.

You can read the full story here, and also read this interview from 2014 at, where Locksmith Animation founder and director Sarah Smith ("Arthur Christmas") talked about the new venture.

Interestingly, the three principals of the new venture are all women - a significant boost for the diversity of the UK animation industry.


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