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Tim Searle

CBBC Productions

Head of Animation

Tim Searle

Tim is Head of Animation at CBBC Productions and Executive Producer of ‘Danger Mouse’. Tim has worked in animation for over 25 years. He set up Triffic Films within months of leaving West Surrey College of Art & Design. Tim quickly found himself producing animation and graphics for a wide range of broadcast comedy shows including: ‘Absolutely’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Father Ted’, ‘Two Fat Ladies’ and many others. Triffic moved into narrative comedy in 1999 with ‘The Outlaw’ for C4.

In 2001 Tim helped create ‘2DTV’, directing 5 series of the successful topical series for ITV, he also founded Baby Cow Animation in that year with Steve Coogan and Henry Normal. Credits include: ‘I am not an Animal’, ‘Shoot the Dog’ the controversial promo for George Michael, ‘Horrible Histories’ (BBC), ‘Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums’ (Dave), ‘Man Down’ (C4), ‘The Cow that Almost Missed Christmas’ (CBeebies), ‘Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas’ (Sky Arts), and ‘Warren United’ (ITV).

In 2013, Tim moved to Tiger Aspect, as Series Director of ‘Mr Bean’. In 2015, Tim became Creative Director for Kids & Animation at Tiger Aspect and in 2016, he joined the team at CBBC.