The Beginning

Collingwood & Co.

Founded in 1988 by Tony Collingwood (writer/director) and Christopher O’Hare (producer) – who met as students at the prestigious National Film and Television School – Collingwood’s now has 25 yrs experience producing quality children’s programming and has remained an independently owned animation studio.

It all began in 1988 when Tony Collingwood’s graduation film RARG attracted the attention of The Muppets’ Jim Henson at its very first screening. The film was an instant hit and went on to win numerous awards, including The British Animation Award’s Best Film for Children. It received a BAFTA nomination and won the outstanding achievement award for Best Short Animated Film in 1988. RARG premiered on Channel 4 in the UK, and was a centrepiece of PBS’ Long Ago and Far Away children’s strand in the USA. It was released on DVD as a modern classic title in 2008.