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Oli Hyatt

Blue-Zoo Animation

Creative Director

Oli Hyatt M.B.E.

Oli has been Creative Director at Blue-Zoo Animation for 14 years, helping it thrive through difficult times for the animation industry. His most recent show ‘Olive the Ostrich’ is a huge hit on Nick Jr, and has been sold right around the world. He is the Director of Alphablocks Limited, the company behind CBeebies phonics show ‘Alphablocks’ as well as being the chair of Animation UK. His work for Animation UK sees his time split between meetings at Westminster on the Creative sector advisory group, the skillset committee, and selling in the tax break overseas with the help of film London, the BFI and UKTI. His company Blue-Zoo continue to go from strength to strength, winning Independent production company of the year in 2013, and becoming a BFI vision partner who’s support has enabled Blue-Zoo to start developing their first features.  The former young businessman of the year, former nominated young animator of the year, former young director of the year, has realised he’s too old to enter all these awards, so has retired to the Children’s BAFTA and British Animation Awards committee!