CAKE & Studio Moshi Create New Animation Studio


LONDON: CAKE and Aussie producer Studio Moshi have teamed up to launch Gingerbread Animation, an independent and creator-driven animation house based in Dublin, Ireland.

Gingerbread will create high-quality kids’ animation content, producing and developing its own original projects and offering tailored creative and production services to third parties. The studio, which is specializing in 2D, will offer in-house script-to-screen services, including scriptwriting, design, storyboarding, editing, hand-crafted TV series and feature-length animation and compositing. It is currently sourcing local Irish talent for new productions that will be globally distributed by CAKE.

Tom van Waveren, the CEO and creative director of CAKE, said: “We are excited to combine Studio Moshi’s production expertise with our joint creative networks and experience to create an entity that will be able to manage its own slate as well as being an attractive partner to third parties. We are looking forward to taking this proposal into the market and building this business into a creative powerhouse.”

Andrew Davies, the CEO and executive producer at Studio Moshi, added: “It is fantastic to be joining forces with CAKE, who bring a wealth of experience and significant reputation in the global kids’ content business. This partnership complements Studio Moshi’s creator-driven focus and proven animation expertise, while also providing a significant increase in our overall creative and production capacity with an upcoming creator-driven series and further plans in place for growth and jobs in Ireland. We also see great possibilities between the amazing fresh artistic talent in both Ireland and Australia through co-production and other third-party opportunities. Culturally, we are both very similar and equally as eager to break new ground creatively on the global stage with Gingerbread Animation focused on fostering new creator talent and producing break-out shows both for ourselves and our international partners.”