Animated Classics

Gridclub, Channel 4

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Series of 5 online Flash animations


Flashforward animation finalist


Animated Classics is a carefully selected series of animations retelling literary classics for 10-14 year olds in 5 minutes. It was animated in 2D with a mix of Flash and hand-drawn techniques.

Initially starting with A Christmas Carol, we were re-commisioned for four more tales, The Illiad (titled The Seige of Troy), Midsummer Nights Dream, Jabberwocky, and Gulliver’s Travels.

Each classic involved condensing the main story elements into a form that could be told in 5 minutes, while still capturing the key beats and feel of the original text. All five animations also have their own unique illustrative look and their own score by composer Michael Reaney.

All scripting, artwork and animation was created entirely in-house, and was developed for delivery in Flash.