Thursday, 10 November 2011

Help save UK Animation..

PLEASE can everyone sign this petition to help save the threatened UK Animation Industry. Please pass the link on so we can get as many signatures as possible!

"It may be the birthplace of classic children's characters such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, Noddy and Peppa Pig, but now the UK's animation industry is warning that it will flee abroad faster than a flick-book figure unless it gets tax breaks.

More than three-quarters of Britain's 600-plus independent animation firms have either moved already or are considering shifting overseas, says a new report, Securing the Future of UK Animation. British stars such as Aardman Animations, creator of Wallace & Gromit, are pushing production work abroad to enjoy vital subsidies. The report estimates that animation conceived and produced in England alone has fallen from 83 per cent six years ago to 23 per cent.

The UK offers no support for the industry, which employs an estimated 4,500 people in the UK, and which, worldwide, is worth around £43bn." - Genevieve Roberts - The Independent

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