A Productions is shortlisted for a national award for “The Monster at the End of This Story”
Bristol-based animation production studio A Productions has been shortlisted for a national award for its work on The monster at the end of this storySesame Workshop’s first Sesame Street animated special for HBO Max.
The nomination is for the Best Long Form award from the British Animation Awards (BAA), which celebrate the best of the British animation industry. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank in London on March 12.
A Productions is a creatively driven, multidisciplinary animation production studio with a strong reputation for producing award-winning children’s content for broadcasters and streamers. Founded in 1985, A Productions has grown to a team of 150 and is now based in two studios in Colston Street and Old Market, Bristol.
The monster at the end of this story is based on Sesame Workshop’s best-selling picture book of all time The monster at the end of this book. Directed by Co-CEO and Founder of A Productions, Mark Taylor, The monster at the end of this story is the official special of 51 Sesame Streetst season, which is available on HBO Max and is coming soon to PBS.
Katherine McQueen, Co-Chief Executive of Productions, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award, which is a testament to the passion, creativity and commitment of our wonderful team who have created this show with Sesame Workshop during lockdown challenges. It’s been an exciting year for A Productions with numerous international and domestic award nominations, our expansion into a second studio, and our recently announced strategic partnership with Cyber Group Studios. We’re busy working on a full slate of shiny new productions and can’t wait to see what 2022 brings.
A Productions recently joined Cyber Group Studios, a leading, award-winning international producer and distributor of animation programming.
A Productions is trusted to work with some of the world’s most iconic characters with notable productions including JoJo and Gran-Gran for CBeebies, the first British pre-school animation centered on a black British family; love monster for CBeebies; The Tweenies for the CBeebies; and Furry Friends Forever: Elmo has a puppy for the Sesame Workshop.
The studio is also part of the team that earned two Daytime Emmy Award nominations, an award and nomination from the Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England, and a Broadcast Award accolade last year.
A Productions, which offers bespoke training to support people in the industry through non-traditional avenues, specializes in traditional and digital 2D stop-motion footage, CGI, AFX, Flash and live action, à la both in the studio and on location. The team produces everything from shorts to series production, interstitials and identifiers, as well as new projects in development.