Acclaimed Malaysian animation house Lil Critter Workshop (LCW) is expanding its global footprint, setting up an animation studio in the UK. Based in Bristol, LCW’s new studio will focus on developing the company’s own IP, working with creative talent, studios and co-production partners in the UK and across Europe.
Headed by LCW’s Co-Founder and Executive Producer Walid Omar, the studio will be looking to recruit both senior development executives and creative staff as well as working with freelance writers and IP owners to work in collaboration with its established team in Malaysia.
Walid Omar says: “The UK is the natural home for our expanded business – not only was I raised and spent much of my formative career there, but the UK has a vast array of creative talent that we want to work with to build our slate of original IP. We are also keen to collaborate with other UK studios as a production partner. We hope that our fusion of talent and ideas combined with UK voices will enable us to create and tell stories that are full of energy, bold and fun.”
LCW’s shows including Hogie The Globehopper and Buck & Buddy have sold to leading global broadcasters and platforms including Netflix, CITV, Cartoon Network and Discovery Kids. The company also has a slate of dynamic projects in development that includes high energy comedy, anime and adventure. LCW’s latest show Billy Fei and the Cloud Trials is a 22 x 26’ action adventure series for kids aged 6+, which is being co-developed with Scribble Studios and recently received a grant from Epic Games. Canadian producer/distributor Bejuba! Entertainment is also on board as international distributor.