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Michael Rose

Magic Light Pictures

Joint CEO

Michael Rose

Founded in 2003 by producers Martin Pope and Michael Rose, 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 and runs an international merchandising programme with over 50 licensees and 400 products.

Recent productions include Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning animated specials ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘Revolting Rhymes’. ’The Snail and The Whale’ premiered on BBC1 at Christmas 2019. Magic Light is currently in production on its first animated series for pre-school ’Pip and Posy’ and a new special,  with a slate of live action family dramas in development.