This is Christmas, This is Manchester! Mfour/Manchester City Council

We were delighted to work once again with Mfour/Manchester City Council who tasked us with creating this years Christmas film for our home city of Manchester. Manchester City Council wanted us to create a humorous, heartwarming and poignant animation that incorporated the Manchester bee emblem in some way. We were tasked with working up a creative treatment and animation that involved the familiar Santa and Rudolph characters from last years campaign and that captured the main points of the brief. Adapted from Chris Jenning’s original Father Christmas design, we designed a couple of additional characters in the same style to help tell our story and promote that sense of togetherness and support at Christmas.

Hopefully we’ve done just that, but we’ll let you decide.