About Us

At our core, we are a tight-knit team of producers, agents, and creatives who are passionate about fostering creativity through collaboration. We firmly believe that creativity is a universal human quality and that each member of our team plays a vital role in the creative process. By inspiring and challenging one another, we continuously strive to improve our craft.

Our Story

Once upon a time, in the bustling city of Bristol, a young and ambitious Dan Richards was eager to make his mark in the world of animation. After graduating from the prestigious Bristol School of Animation, Dan was determined to learn from the best and landed himself a gig with the legendary Aardman Animations. It was here that he honed his craft and perfected his skills, working tirelessly to create memorable characters and tell captivating stories.

However, Dan knew that he had something special to offer the animation world, and he decided to take a leap of faith and start his own animation studio. And so, in 2007, A+C was born. Armed with his passion, talent, and a small team of dedicated artists, Dan set out to create magic in the form of stop-motion animation.

Their first commercial project was a hit, and it wasn't long before A+C became one of the UK's leading stop-motion animation studios. With a reputation for producing stunning visuals and captivating stories, they quickly gained a loyal following of fans and clients alike.

But Dan wasn't content to rest on his laurels. He knew there was always room for growth and improvement and was determined to take A+C to new heights. And so, in early 2023, he made a bold move and expanded his studio, taking on eight new directors and planning for a new dedicated animation space.

The future is bright for A+C, and with our expanded team and state-of-the-art facilities, we are poised to create even more unforgettable animations that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences. Who knows what kind of magic we'll create next? Join us to find out.

What We Do

At the heart of everything we do is a passion for creativity. Whether it's solving complex problems or brainstorming new ideas, we thrive on a good challenge. Our mission is simple: to deliver the best production solutions possible by tapping into our boundless curiosity and ingenuity.

We know that a successful project hinges on having the right team in place, and that's why we're proud to have a highly skilled and versatile in-house team. Our team works seamlessly together, like a finely-tuned machine. But we don't stop there. We also have a vast network of talented individuals at our fingertips - from writers and animators to hand models and dancers - to ensure that we can bring any creative vision to life.

We don't just execute ideas; we collaborate with our clients to craft and develop them. From the first seed of inspiration to the final product, we're with you every step of the way. Our state-of-the-art studio in Margate is equipped to handle projects of any size, and our post-production studio is second to none.

So if you're looking for a team that's passionate, collaborative, and committed to delivering exceptional results, look no further. We're here to help you bring your creative vision to life.


At A+C Studios, we hold true to our founding values that have been at the heart of our company since its inception in 2007. We are committed to providing exceptional service and support to our people, clients and community, and to creating a sustainable, human-centric workplace that nurtures creative talent and celebrates success.

We believe in the importance of guiding our clients through the animation process, ensuring that they always receive the best possible outcomes. We are not a production line; instead, we work closely with our clients, stretching their budgets and celebrating successful outcomes with them. We understand the importance of the client experience, and we are dedicated to ensuring that every step of the journey is a positive one.

We also believe in the importance of developing our creative team, providing them with the tools, resources, and mentorship they need to realize their creative potential and achieve client goals. We understand that each project presents a new challenge, and we are committed to supporting our team as they explore the vast range of animation possibilities, from language to voiceover, style, materials and design.

At A+C Studios, we take our responsibility to our community seriously. We are based in Margate, and we understand the challenges faced by the most deprived areas of the UK. We support local and national charities through creative workshops and fundraising, and we encourage people to become passionate about animation. We have made over 400 films with young people, and for four years we ran an animation festival, Anifest, featuring national and international award-winning guests.

Finally, we believe in nurturing local talent, finding natural talent and evolving skills embedded in our business strategy. We have an intern program with local colleges, and we use Kent-based creatives where possible. Many skilled artists have moved to Margate, and we are fortunate to have them as part of our local community.

At A+C Studios, these values define our business strategy and vision, and they help us make decisions. They are our philosophy, guiding us in our quest to provide exceptional service, nurture creative talent, and support our community. We take pride in these values, and they help us achieve personal satisfaction in everything we do.

We are proud to produce animation for the world’s best agencies and brands.

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