1990 - 1995

Collingwood & Co.

RARG paved the way for a number of feature film collaborations between 1990 and 1992: Rover Dangerfield (Warner Bros), Bebe’s Kids (Paramount) and Thumbelina (Don Bluth/MGM Studios).

A commission from ITV/Scottish Television and Hit Entertainment for 26 x half-hour episodes of the original series, Captain Zed & the Zee Zone, created by Tony Collingwood, quickly followed through 1991-2, establishing the company as producers of long-form series animation.

The company continued to expand and in 1992 Helen Stroud, former development executive at Primetime/RPTA, joined as Head of Development and Story/Script Editor. She remains a core member of the Collingwood team in her current role as Producer/Head of Development.

In 1994 the Collingwood studio was approached to produce a classic Dr Seuss property, Daisy-Head Mayzie for Hanna Barbera and The Turner Network. Tony Collingwood adapted the partially completed Dr Seuss manuscript for the small screen. The half-hour special achieved a Primetime Emmy Nomination in 1995, and scooped a prestigious US CableACE Award for Best Children’s Programme the same year.