Company Overview

Collingwood & Co.

Collingwood & Co. (formerly Collingwood O’Hare Productions) is one of Europe’s leading animation houses with over twenty years’ experience producing award-winning, high-quality animated series and specials for children. Principals of the company are Tony Collingwood (Writer/Director) and Helen Stroud (Producer/Head of Development).

The company has won BAFTAs for three of its Pre-School Animation series: ANIMAL STORIES, EDDY & THE BEAR, and YOKO! JAKAMOKO! TOTO! Two further BAFTAs were awarded in the Best Animation and Best Interactive categories, for their stylish, secret agent series for 7-12’s, THE SECRET SHOW. Tony Collingwood’s multi-award-winning debut film RARG has now become a ‘modern classic’. The company’s prime-time animated special, DR SEUSS’ DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE (Hanna Barbera/Turner Network), achieved an Emmy Nomination and won the CableACE Award for Best Children’s Programme in the United States.

Other high profile productions include: CAPTAIN ZED AND THE ZEE ZONE; the BAFTA nominated DENNIS & GNASHER, adapted for television for the first time by Collingwoods from The Beano’s classic comic character Dennis the Menace (CBBC); OSCAR’S ORCHESTRA, a major international music-based series starring the late Dudley Moore (CBBC/Warner Music) and the TV feature THE KING’S BEARD (ITV).

Other productions include THE MAGIC KEY (BBC/HIT Entertainment), the second series of Candy Guard’s acclaimed adult animation series POND LIFE (Channel 4), GORDON THE GARDEN GNOME (CBeebies/ZDF Germany/Cartoon Network USA) and HARRY & HIS BUCKET FULL OF DINOSAURS with Silver Fox Films (CCI/Channel 5/Disney UK)

Recent programmes include their highly acclaimed series THE SECRET SHOW (CBBC/BBC Worldwide/Nicktoons Network USA) plus 120 episodes and a 1hr Christmas Special of DR SEUSS’ – THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! as a co-production with Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment (PBS/Treehouse/Mini-CiTV/Random House/CBC).

In production in 2013 is an original pre-school multiple-choice series RUFF-RUFF, TWEET & DAVE! for Sprout (USA) and acquired by Cbeebies.