In a timely story about love triumphing over fear, we created a short festive animation that would rival any Christmas advert in the cuteness stakes! Now in its 6th year, our company-wide shorts programme encourages experimentation in the studio and a culture of creative collaboration. Everyone in the studio has the opportunity to pitch their idea, and everyone votes for their favourite, making it unique and democratic. This year Simone Giampaolo & Francesco Mazza won the vote and steered the studio together to make this short. We hope you enjoy it & wish you a very happy Christmas from all at Blue Zoo 🙂 Production Company: Blue Zoo Animation Studio Directed by: Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo Art Direction & Design: Francesco Mazza Animation Direction: Simone Giampaolo Music: Brollyman Narration: Darren Altman Lead Modeller: Pietro Licini CG Supervisor: Gherardo Zurla Modelling & Texturing: Pietro Licini, Mélanie Gras, Hannah Wong Head of Look Dev: Negar Bagheri Grooming & Look Dev: Arthur Tibbett, Hannah Wong Rigging, simulation and FX: Anthony Delliste Lead Animator: Simone Giampaolo Animators: Jim Sweeting, Owen Fern, Zoé Risser Lighting TDs: Hannah Wong, Gherardo Zurla, Steven White Compositing: Hannah Wong, Elaine Thomas, Negar Bagheri, Gherardo Zurla Additional Art: Izzy Burton Pipeline Team: Jay Tsang, Phil Stewart Producer: Tom Box Production Managers: Lizzie Hicks, Negar Bagheri Voice Effects: Alec Smith Sound Design & Mix: John Sutherland VO Sound Engineer: Dom Boucher @ The Sound Company Special Thanks: Brollyman and Matthew Slater, Adam Shaw, Damian Hook, Joe Kinch, Dane Winn, Sophie Rekasowski, Carole Baskin, Catherine Gallo, Jacques Gauthier, Fabrizia Spera, Alessandra Battaglia and all our families. To help protect endangered big cats, please make sure to support: Felidae Conservation Fun ( Big Cat Rescue (