Our Christmas animation produced in collaboration with Manchester City Council’s Communications team has not only been voted Creative Work of the Week in The Drum, it’s also topped the publication’s Creative Works global leaderboard for the past month. We’re obviously delighted the animation has done so well. You can read the Drum article here.
Off the back of the animations success we designed some Christmas cards of the characters with Mfour which you can now buy in Manchester central library. A 25% profit from the cards will be donated to the city’s ongoing pledge to fight homelessness through its Big Change* campaign.
Our Christmas animation gives the major retailers a run for their money as the heart-warming Christmas video of the year.
Produced in collaboration with Manchester City Council’s communications team the animation has reached a million views in just four days, rivalling the festive advertisements of major retail giants such as John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.
The animation sees the familiar Santa character and his Manc Rudolph sidekick, from last years campaign, trying out a bit of ice skating in the city centre. Santa, who isn’t very competent on skates is soon helped by a couple of kind-hearted children before the camera pulls out to reveal that other skaters have etched out a huge Manchester bee in the ice.
Intended to promote the Christmas season in Manchester and encourage families to visit and enjoy the city, the video has also tugged at the heart strings of viewers following what has been a turbulent year for the city.
The response has been phenomenal with hundreds of people taking to social media to show their support:
‘Beats any John Lewis/M&S ad this year I think’
‘Why did I just well up at the council’s Christmas video?’
‘Christmas marketing advert hype usually revolves around @marksandspencer and @johnlewisretail however this tops them all… #Manchester #GreatestCity’
‘Sod John Lewis and M&S! This is Christmas ad you want to see! #Christmas’
‘Where will you bee this Christmas? I’ll bee here, where the bees still buzz… Nicely done @ManCityCouncil.’
‘I don’t know about #MozTheMonster, but this got me right in the feels. Bravo @ManCityCouncil #MCRCHRISTMAS’
‘My daughter made me watch it 12 times a row. Good job, great advert.’
‘Simple but brilliant! Well done Mcr City Council ’
‘TOTALLY in love with this’
‘This is Christmas. This is Manchester. This is Perfect!’
Andrew Lord, Managing Director at Flipbook Studio, said:
“It was great working in partnership with Manchester City Council’s communications team again for another year of festive, creative brainstorming. We were asked to devise a creative treatment and animation that was humorous, heart-warming, poignant and that incorporated the worker bee emblem of Manchester, which has this year come to symbolise so much more to many Mancunians. Christmas is a time for unity and coming together and we wanted the animation to simply reflect that and Manchester’s indomitable and compassionate spirit. We’re very proud of our home city and delighted that the animation has been so well received.”
Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester’s Christmas spokesperson, said:
“Our Christmas video has broken all records and just shows how many people it has touched at an important time for the city.
“The festive season boosts the city’s economy by around £90m and is vitally important for retailers of all sizes – independent and high street alike.
“The animation touches the soul following turbulent times in the city this year, and it has really hit the mark with the millions of people who have watched and loved it.”
As part of our recent relocation and expansion, we are now offering a full post production service alongside our current service offering! Our new home has …
As part of our recent relocation and expansion, we are now offering a full post production service alongside our current service offering!
Our new home has given us the opportunity to install two dedicated edit suits for offline, online and Da Vinci grading. The suites will allow clients to work with us on all their moving image requirements from animation, film and television, visual effects and motion graphics through to full post production services, including Audio. We are partnering with world renowned 80Hertz to deliver audio solutions for VO and mix, which will bolster the work we already do on commercials, digital content, video game cinematics, VR/MR and Broadcast television.
Click below to read more about our brand new post production facilities…
As awards season rolls on… we are thrilled to have been shortlisted in two categories for the Develop Awards! Develop hosts one of the biggest awards …
We have received two nominations for the Develop Awards 2017!
Develop hosts one of the biggest awards night in the games development industry calendar and we are besides ourselves to be listed next to some of the strongest contenders in in the business.
Read on to see what we’re up for…
We were appointed by Leeds-based Cherry Tiger to produce a beautiful, 60 second TVC to promote RSPB’s latest booklet, that outlines how to give nature a …
We’ve had a busy couple of months working with Leeds-based Cherry Tiger to produce a beautiful, 60-second TVC for RSBP!
We’d love for you to have a look at the final edit, click below to have a peek…
It’s been a big few months for the Flipbook team with our recent office move, nominations for the Roses Creative and Big Chip Awards, and addition …
It’s been a big few months for the Flipbook team with our recent office move, nominations for the Roses Creative and Big Chip Awards, and addition of two new edit suites. We’re now thrilled to have won the Best Animation/Graphics Company award at the Prolific North Awards! This is the third time we have won the accolade after our successes in 2014 and 2016 and the team couldn’t be more delighted.
We were up against some seriously talented competition, but were praised by the judges by our recent expansion into a new studio space, increased turnover and recent investment in staff and technology. We are humbled and thrilled that all of the team’s hard work over the past year has been rewarded.
You can see the full list of winners here: http://www.prolificnorthawards.co.uk/2017-winners
See what the judges had to say by clicking on ‘Read More’…
We are so pleased to have been shortlisted not once, but twice, in the same category “Best Use of Animation” for the Big Chip Awards! We …
We have been shortlisted not once, but twice, in the same category “Best Use of Animation” for the Big Chip Awards!
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His modest side would wince, but with a plethora of awards under his belt I wanted to sit down with Flipbook Co-Founder and Creative Director, Ben …
It goes without saying the last two decades have seen a lot of change in the creative industry.
To get some more insight, I sat down with Flipbook Studio’s co-founder and Creative Director Ben Haworth to chat through some of the changes he has seen throughout his double-decade spanning career.
Read on to hear about some of his thoughts on the development of the industry, tax breaks, co-production deals and why companies outside the M25 shouldn’t be referred to as “regional.”
We are excited to announce that we are expanding into a new, creative studio space! We’ve outgrown our current studio and from the end of April …
We are excited to announce that we are soon expanding into a new, creative studio space!
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We are proud as punch to have been shortlisted for awards in two categories for the Prolific North Awards to be held in May. The …
It’s awards season… and we’re seeing double!
Following our good news on Monday being nominated for the Roses Creative Awards, we were honoured to have been shortlisted for two Prolific North Awards to be held in May.
Read on to hear more about it..!