Animex Animexperience

Sunday 17 - Friday 22 February

Once again Animexperience offers anyone with the slightest interest in animation and computer games an opportunity to dip their creative toes into the digital and creative industries pool – come on in, the water's lovely.

Animexperience has facilitated numerous workshops and educational forums around the globe. It has presented an inside sneak preview of what it takes to make it in the world of cartoons or laser weaponry. It has developed strong links with educational and community support agencies. Over 3,000 schoolchildren and their families participate yearly, and the feedback, nationally and internationally, is phenomenal.

Work produced by schools and community groups has led to a rise in animation being used as a link to curriculum development and social expression.

Animexperience runs from Sunday to Friday during the Animex festival and will host workshops, screenings, lectures and talks from artists and scientists who have worked on major feature films and computer games. So, if you want to know how fish can talk and why digital water looks so real, crowd scenes are developed, or how to draw a cartoon car, then get yourself along to Animexperience.

Please contact us at if you'd like further information on this part of the festival.

Come on Teesside, let's get animated!

Dougy Pincott
Head of Animexperience

Watch Animexperience workshops

At the last Animex festival Animexperience participated in a joint venture with the School of Computing and a BBC outreach programme which celebrated Middlesbrough's iconic Transporter bridge and its 100th anniversary. School children looked at how science and art are entwined within the worlds of animation, engineering and construction.

The workshops brought in special guests from some of Hollywood's major animation companies including Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks. The experience offered the children a fantastic insight into the new industries that have emerged from the Teesside region as well as a chance to explore just what it takes to make it in this new digital age, while also learning the basics of animation and producing their own films.

In total over 100 schoolchildren took part, and the feedback from teachers and children alike was fantastic.

Work produced during a five hour intense Animexperience workshop where the children learnt the basic principles of animation, model making oh, and learning how to fly.

Work produced by Middlesbrough school children during a one day intensive Animexperience workshop.

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