Expertise / Animation

Animation Production for Commercials and Video

We are one of the UK's leading animation production companies for TV commercials and corporate video animations. Our award-winning 3D and 2D character animation and motion graphics teams are among some of the best in the business.

Animation production

Animation Production Services

We’ll get animated about your brand. Working across multiple animation styles, our animation production services span everything from 3D character animation to photo real technical animations, to 2D illustrated styles, including character-based and vector animation. Of course, with our team including ex-Aardman directors and producers, we also produce charming stop frame animations and claymation productions.

3D Animation Production

Happy Hour are a pleasure to work with and have a collaborative, professional approach. They’ve helped us to evolve our brand across our TV advertising channels by creating unique and memorable commercials. They’ve used their creativity and knowledge to help us to engage with pet owners and bring our brand to life.

Janfranco Caro – Head of Brand and Creative, Animal Friends Insurance

Our 3D animation productions are the ideal way to bring characters and inanimate objects to life. As a fully-fledged animation production company, our team of experienced designers, directors and animators can model, rig and animate characters for any setting or production.

Our animation production team is made up of experienced character animators, including BAFTA and EMMY award winning animation producers.

Our 3D animation services also include Visual FX production, photoreal effects, particle effects, and environment modellers and design.

2D animation production

2D Animation Production

We produce 2D animation for a wide range of formats – from TV adverts, to corporate communications, and consumer facing marketing and for brands social media video content.

Our 2D animation productions can take the form of motion graphics explainer videos, or even use character-based scenarios to help tell a brand’s story

2D animation production

Stop Frame Animation Production

Stop frame animation productions, or stop motion animation, are any kind of animation that is filmed frame by frame with a camera.

We've produced stop frame animation for TV commercials, idents, bumpers and music promos. Our stop frame animation production team includes BAFTA and EMMY award winners.

2D animation production
Our animation services include
  • Character animation
  • Character design & development
  • Storyboarding / animatic production
  • Environment design / modelling
  • Motion graphics & FX
  • Compositing / rotoscope work
  • Multiple techniques - 3D, 2D and stop frame animation

Looking for a UK Animation Production Company?

As an animation production company based in Bristol, we’re proud of our heritage and our roots in the UK animation production industry. You can see examples of some of the animation productions we’ve worked on in our animation showreel. If you’d like to see more or find out how Happy Hour could bring your brand to life through animation, contact us via email – – or our contact form below.

Let’s chat

Every project and partnership starts with that initial phone call or email.

What you get with Happy Hour
  • Creative agency and production company all-in-one
  • One of Campaign’s top UK creative agencies
  • Top quality TV advertising and video content
  • Highly experienced directors and producers
  • Creative versatility – live action and animation experts
Fancy a quick chat now?
Campaign #33 - Top 100 Agencies 2019
DMA Awards 2011 Gold Winner and Grand Prix Winner
Official Selection
Gold Winner
Grand Prix winner
2018 Shortlisted
Oxford international film festival
Oxford Internal film festival
Raindance film festival