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Magic Light Pictures
Producer and Co-founder
Magic Light Pictures makes imaginative entertainment for audiences, families and children worldwide.
The company creates high quality films and products and has built the wonderful Gruffalo brand based on the best selling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The company directly manages production, licensing, global distribution and marketing. Its Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning animated films, ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘Room on the Broom’, have sold to over 80 broadcasters worldwide. It runs an international merchandising programme with over 40 licensees and 250 products.
Other film-making includes feature films such as Oscar nominated animation ‘Chico & Rita’, comedy thriller ‘Wild Target’ and natural history documentary ‘One Life’.
Prior to forming Magic Light Pictures, Michael headed up Aardman’s feature film division. He was executive producer of hit animated feature films ‘Chicken Run’, and the Oscar winning ‘Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit’; and producer of Nick Park’s Oscar winning ‘A Close Shave’.
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