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Simon Bor


Simon Bor

Simon studied Animation at Farnham, and, more recently, was awarded an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University.

He set up Honeycomb Animation with Sara Bor and has been involved in children’s television since the mid 1980s.

As a writer, Simon has co-written and created several shows including Milkshake’s ‘Funky Valley’. As a director and producer, he has been responsible for several half-hour specials and over 20 animated series including multi-award-winning ‘Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids’ and ‘Wolves, Witches and Giants’.

Simon’s book of prints, ‘Cambridge Lost in Time’, is available on Amazon, along with ‘Red Riding Hood’s Phone’, an updated version of the traditional tale.

Simon's Sessions

CMC @LBF 2018 – Session Report: Don’t Forget the Creator

Posted on: Sunday 15 April 2018 11:35pm

John Lomas-Bullivant quizzed the people behind the new Disney Junior show: 'Claude' - a successful adaptation of the already popular series of books by the same name. He introduced the creator, author and illustrator, Alex T Smith, and asked him how he came up with the original idea for 'Claude'. Alex…

CMC @LBF 2018 – Session Report: Disruptive Publishing

Posted on: Sunday 15 April 2018 11:17pm

The not so "tongue in cheek" title of the session highlighted two companies who have not taken the traditional route into publishing. Moderator, Stephanie Barton saw parallels between the two companies. Both have only been around for a few years, both have a direct root to their customers, both cater…

CMC @LBF 2018 – Session Report: Emotion Sells! Unlocking the Power of Family and Reading

Posted on: Sunday 15 April 2018 11:05pm

Even though children’s book sales are at a high point at the moment, Egmont’s Cally Poplak told us that their research indicated the figures for kids reading for pleasure were down on five years ago. Now 30% of children read independently and 36% are read to. The session gave us…

CMC @LBF 2018 – Session Report: Make an Exhibition of Yourself – Museums as Brand Partners

Posted on: Sunday 15 April 2018 10:47pm

Abigail Ratcliffe, Group Head of Licensing at the Science Museum, Helena Jensen. Head of Commercial Intellectual Property at the Natural History Museum and Lauren Sizeland, Head of Business Development & Licensing at the V&A, are three people who sit between the commercial world and the institutions they represent. Moderator, Tim…

CMC @LBF 2018 - Session Report: The Power of Brand Partnerships

Posted on: Sunday 15 April 2018 7:07pm

Before introducing the panel, moderator Eric Huang, of Made in Me, said that the relationship with digital had already changed for publishing There was less panic about books being overtaken by digital content than a couple of years ago. In fact, the children’s sector of book publishing is bigger than…