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SANDMAN ANIMATION STUDIO NEWS.

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We are proud to announce the launch of our iPad books, interactive E-books and TV platform. It is a very exciting stage for us and we will have around 500 titles available very soon. We have won many awards for our animation and stories and this is a wonderful chance for us to explore other avenues for them. We are hoping this will be the beginning of a beautiful adventure and we thank everyone for their support and constant passion to make Sandman Animation Studio one of the best animation studios in Asia.

 

Sandman Animation Studio will be coming to MIPcom and MIPjr with their NEW catalogue of exciting animation shows. We have SIX shows now for distribution and TWO new shows for release, including our first full CGI preschool show. So we are very excited and looking forward to seeing you all there.

Come and meet Kieron and Nelson to see how Sandman Animation Studio can work with you in the coming year. We are bringing more new shows and more co productions than ever. Our award winning shows have appeared in many different countries around the world.

 

We are delighted to announce that our co production shows are winning awards again. TRENK THE LITTLE KNIGHT: Nominated for the GOLDENER SPATZ 2012. Official Selection PULCINELLA AWARDS 2012.



PRINCESS LILLIFEE: Official selection PULCINELLA AWARDS 2012.

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We are very proud to announce 'Hamster Heavan' is now nominated for an OSCAR AWARD for the best short film. A nomination for a OSCAR is fantastic achievement and we are delighted to be a part of this amazing production with Breakthru films.

Hamster Heavan has already won an award at the Underground Cinema Film Festival for best animated short. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production.

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We are very proud to announce the opening of the second studio of Sandman Animation. Very close to the original studio and it now gives us a floor space of 1200 square metres. The new studio has given us the chance to expand our highly creative team and to continue to produce the best animation service in Asia. We now provide 2D, 3D and FLASH animation, making us one of the only service studios to do all 3 formats. Come and enjoy the smooth production experience at Sandman Animation Studio.

We are also very excited to anounce to everyone that Horrid Henry has become a live action feature film. After 3 seasons of the animation series, it has finally become a live action production. Taking almost 5 million usd at the box office. Congrautlations to everyone involved in the project. Read more here

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MIP com and MIPjr are coming up very quickly and we have more new exciting shows on display. We will be eager to make contact with distributors this year with nearly 400 episodes in our catalogue. Hope to meet you all there !

We had great fun sharing the stage with the Power Rangers. Looking forward to this years excitement and the new adventures.

We are very happy to anounce Season 3 of Horrid Henry, the UK's top animation series. Production is well under way and it is looking like the best season yet. Sandman Animation Studio is very proud to be a part of this very successful production.

Trenk the Little Knight is also near completion and is one of the most beautiful productions we have worked on so far. Following the huge success of the childrens books, it is going to be a fantastic production. Contact us for Distribution info.

Also, Lillifee the hugely successful series will be completed soon. Lillifee is already a marketing success in Europe “Stern”, a famous German magazine wrote in December 2005: “Princess Lillifee is the winner of the year in the toy-world!” and the magazine Eltern (parents) wrote in April 2006: “Princess Lillifee has a secure place in the heart of little girls.” We are hoping the new series will capture the hearts of kids across Asia too.

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We are delighted to announce that our new animation project is a WINNER at the Shanghai Animation Festival. 'King Ra Ra ' won 'best animation pilot' award and we are over the moon. Production has started on our Forth IP production and it is looking the best so far. The stories and the artwork are showing Sandman at it's best and we are very proud to recieve the award. Thank you to everyone !

We are tieing up the finishing touches to the feature animated film 'Sokator442' and it is looking amazing. Check out the trailer here this is going to be a world wide success and we are very proud of the show.

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Nelson was featured in a Animation magazine in China, in chinese only at the moment. Have a read He has become very well known in the animation circles here and we are honored to see him featured. Thank you to all concerned.

There is also a review of the Chinese Animation Industry and Sandman Animation Studio are the central piece. We look very promising as they review the history of the animation market and how the future looks. Very interesting article, read it here

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Well, a very Happy New Year to everyone from Sandman Animation. This year has started off beautifully with the news of yet more awards for the Studio. Not one award but THREE ! Sandman Animation has recieved 3 Golden Panda awards at the Sichaun International Animation Festival, for it's excellence in animation production. We are delighted with the news and see it as an amazing beginning to the new year. 2009 was a fantastic year for the studio but 2010 is looking very exciting already, with some amazing projects in the pipeline.

Looking forward to working with you all in 2010 !

BAFTA AWARD

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This year Sandman Animation Studio produced animation for a Feature Animation movie and a superb production it was too. We have just recieved the news that 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is a BAFTA winner, for best animation in the UK. The feature film was a beautiful production and some of the most challenging animation sequences we have worked on to date, but the final results are a true credit to everyone who worked on the project. To win a BAFTA is the icing on the cake, wonderful !!

We are very proud of our involvement in this production and very much look forward to a very long and fruitful working relationship.

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COME AND MEET US AT MIPjr AND MIP OCTOBER 2009.

we will be at booth 14.29 and we will have 3 of our own projects to talk about and lots more.........see you in October !!! If you would like to contact us before click here

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Sandman Animation are featured in the China Animation Magazine 2009-5-30, with a very exciting interview with Nelson Chu. chinese version only at the moment but hope to have an English translation up soon.

Sandman will be at MIP this year and very much hoping to meet you all there. Looking forward to it.

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We are delighted to report another award for the Sandman Animation Studio. Our project 'Little China' has been awarded the 'Crystal Star' for best animation project at this years Shanghai Animation Festival. We are very proud, 3 project and everyone one of them winning awards, Thank you to everyone that we meet at the festival for your kindness, help, advice and of course to the judges ! read more here.

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Sandman at the Shanghai CICAF 2009, thank you to everyone that came to our booth and meet us there. It was a very enjoyable experience and very busy and fruitful festival. It is wonderful to see that Sandman is already known by so many. Hope to see you all there next year !

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Sandman Animation attend the X-media animation expo and set a bench mark for animation production in China. President Kieron Seamons have a speech to a full room and present the future projects for Sandman Animation Studio, including their first venture in to the CGI market. This step will place Sandman Animation Studio in a premiere place as one of the only 2D, 3D and Flash animation specialists. With two new projects now in production, and the completion of their first IP project, Sandman is seen as becoming a leader in the IP production in China.

Read more here.

Sandman Animation asked exhibit 'My Pet' and make a presentation for the 'SIP High Tech Company 10 year anniversary'. It is a very important compliment for us to be apart of this very high profile event, with all major TV channels and Radio Stations in attendance. Jane Jiang from Sandman Animation was interviewed for National TV and talked about the growth and exciting future that the studio prepared for.

Nelson also was a judge for the voice recording talent competition and presented the winners with major cash prizes and a role in a future production. Sandman Animation has set up auditions for the best young voice talents, and continues to do so. We believe this will keep our shows fresh and exciting to the viewer. Congratlutions to the winners.

We will be at the Nanjing Animation Festival. It is going to be fantastic. Hope to see you all at the Nanjing Animation Festival !

Sandman Animation Studio are featured in BOSS magazine. We are truly delighted with it and especialy as we are labelled as 'The Future of Chinese animation' you can read the full translated article here

 

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The second season of Horrid Henry is looking great, and now we can add the wonderful news that Horrid Henry will also be a live stage show. Horrid Henry for the first time ever on stage, Henry takes his rightful place in the spotlight! Along with Mum, Dad, Perfect Peter, Moody Margaret, Rude Ralph and all your favourite characters. Have a look Horrid Henry Live , take the kids along.

The second season for 'My Pet' is underway. The first 26 episodes have been completed, of which 'The Cow' won awards at the Shanghai Animation Festival. The cut-out style animation has been a breathe of fresh air among the slick flash shows, making it an unmistakable hit. The episodes are set to keep kids laughing, while learning.

Sandman Animation Studio and Sandman DIP studio continue to produce it's very high quality animation. Already this year, Sandman DIP has doubled it's output of high quality digital Ink and Paint and has become a very strong asset to the company. We are very excited about the year ahead.

Sandman and the Beijing Film Institue go into talks for a 90 minute feature film called 'Running Free' . The 18 million RMB project will be Sandman's first co-production deal and will tackle issues of healthy eating. The projects pre production stages has already pulled together some of the best artists from around the country. This is a very exciting project for everyone, not only for the animation in China but also for healthy eating in todays fast food world.

here Here is an image of our new nation wide TV advert, for those who haven't already seen it. It will be our first TV advert that Sandman has presented , and we think it is very funny indeed. It will run across China daily and we hope to tell everyone of our child friendly animated shows. We are very excited.

Sandman Animation Studio has already set up it's Sandman animation classes with the Suzhou Top University, after it's very succesful programs the previous year. In 2008 the University presented Sandman with a plaque of honours for it's high standards and sealed an agreement for long term co operation, in 2009 we plan to raise the standards of our graduates and setting a higher standard of animation around the country.

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2009 was started at Sandman with a great night out at the Studio New Year Dinner. 120 people all eating, drinking, laughing and all wrapped up with a prize draw.We had a great fun night, with some great people. Thank you to everyone

Here is a few photos of the night.

We also recieved the news that the movie we animated, 'A Child's Christmas In Wales", has been nominated for a BAFTA award. We are very excited and proud of the achievement. We will let everyone know the results. What a great beginning to the year of the Ox already.

also another new magazine article from the UK magazine Teddy Bear International on our own production 'Little China'. The stories are gathering up a wonderful fan base already and we are very excited about completing the first series. Little China is based on the hugely popular comic strip of the same name, and soft toy. The UK magazine announce a record high applications for it's soft toy competition, more than any previous in the magazines history.