BBC Children's In-House Productions
Genre Lead, Animation & Puppetry
Tony Reed is the Animation and Puppetry genre lead for BBC Children’s In-House Productions, overseeing all animation and puppetry development and production for under 12’s. Tony’s career spans over 25 years both independently and as staff at the BBC. He specialises in animation and puppetry but has a broad experience writing, directing, producing and executive producing across all genres including live theatrical events.
In his current role Tony manages large-scale projects for domestic and international markets, working closely with co-production partners to develop and produce a variety of multi-episodic fully animated, mixed media or puppet-led series that serve public service and commercial needs for global audiences.
Tony is particularly proud of his work introducing literary classics and arts such as ballet and Shakespeare to pre-school audiences. These projects have attracted industry acclaim and their importance recognised and appreciated by adults and children alike.