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Animated Series Director

  • Moonbug Entertainment
  • London, UK
  • 12/08/2021
Full time Producer / Production Content Creation Animation Content Distribution

Job Description


Moonbug is a global entertainment company that creates and distributes fun and safe content for children. We encourage healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching fundamental life skills. We are a team of entertainment and technology experts with an ambition to redefine the kid’s entertainment industry in this new digital age. Owning digital IP with views in the billions, we know where kids are and what they like. This gives us the power to create content that is relevant to kids and available in the way that they want it.

Moonbug Entertainment was created in 2018 and has since grown organically via our 360 approach and through acquisition to be one of the world’s biggest creators of kids’ content. We acquired Little Baby Bum in 2018, closely followed by My Magic Pet Morphle. ARPO was acquired in 2019 and CoComelon and Blippi the following year. Moonbug now has 18 individual IPs with over 700 hours content in 26 languages. We distribute on over 100 platforms worldwide including Amazon, Netflix and YouTube.

Our brand partnerships business continues to expand; it currently includes Mattel, Inc., Nickelodeon, Procter & Gamble and LEGOⓇ. Moonbug Consumer Products brings the company’s stories and characters to life through engaging physical and digital products across hardlines, softlines, FMCG and publishing. Consumer Products is a global business with teams in London, LA and Seoul.

Moonbug currently operates with employees based in Camden, London and LA together with partners, agents and representatives in other territories.


The Role

The Animation Director establishes maintains and manages the direction of the animation. They review animation passes from internal and external teams, directing them to ensure the quality and direction of animation is maintained throughout the production. Working closely with the Creative Executive and Producer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective management of Directing the series for Moonbug


  • 6+ years of experience as a Lead Animator or Directing in the animation industry
  • Strong understanding of 3D animation Pipeline, workflows and processes.
  • Strong understanding of animation both 2D and 3D
  • Can direct storyboards and animatics for each episode ensuring creative and production quality is maintain over the course of pe-production and production.
  • Work with overseas studios
  • Good time-management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of animation software
  • Ability to calmly and effectively lead a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Preschool animation experience is a bonus.
  • Ability to effectively give direction and communicate storytelling
  • A genuine passion for animation, and a desire to elevate storytelling in kids content to the next level.
  • Willingness to problem solve and work with other departments to find the most effective solution for the production