Move turned 10 this year, however our journey started long before this...
Move Animation Studio was founded by Jason Harding in 2013, but the seeds were sown some 30 years ago back in the early 90's.
As an 9 year old boy, Jason embarked on a journey that would forever leave an imprint on his life - a visit to the awe-inspiring Walt Disney World. The moment he stepped foot inside the magical kingdom, he was mesmerised by the vibrant colours, enchanting music, and fantastical characters. Jason became fascinated by the art of animation and the magical wonders of Disney's many animated films. From that moment on, he knew he wanted to become an animator.
Growing up, Jason was always doodling in his sketchbook, and his parents encouraged his passion for art. After completing art school, Jason decided to pursue his dream of becoming an animator, and studied animation at university in Southampton, UK. Here he studied traditional hand drawn animation techniques before diving in to the wonderful world and endless possibilities of computer animation.
Since graduating in 2005, Jason worked at a number of animation studios in London as an animator and director, working on a variety of projects ranging from advertisements to films, to cartoons, apps and books. However, Jason had a burning desire to create something truly magical and unique that would capture the imagination of audiences everywhere.
In 2012 Jason took a leap of faith, and together with a renowned television producer, quit his day job to turn his university film about a boy and his pet dinosaur into a children's TV series pilot. It was a big risk, but it paid off since the pilot was picked up and is currently in production.
Off the back of this pre school TV series Jason founded Move, an animation and creative production studio with the aim of spreading joy, wonder and magic through the content they create.
Move was initially based in a popular London film studios, which opened the doors to clients including Guy Ritchie, Amazon and Nissan, to name a few.
From here Jason decided to move to the creative city of Brighton, and today, Move Animation continues to create beautiful and engaging animations for a range of clients including Lego, Mattel, Toyota and Spotify, while developing content and new IP for children's television.
Through it all, Jason has never lost sight of his love for the magic of animation, and together with the team at Move, continues to create beautiful and engaging animations, spreading that magic instilled within him since his childhood, to audiences worldwide.