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Second Home Animation Studio

26A Oxford Street
B5 5NR

T:  +44 (0)121 208 9916





About Us

‘Second Home, First Love’ is our motto. We create award-winning animation in all its forms. Every day we’re working on telling a new story, and every project is a baby to us. We’re proud of every one.

Animation can be used to tell any story. Whether it’s a hand-drawn octopus playing a pipe organ, or a stop-motion journey through a paper world, or a BAFTA-winning motorbike adventure, we strive to entertain and enthuse.

Our Approach

Every project is a partnership. We have years of experience in animation and we love what we do. We listen attentively and figure out what you want to do and the best way we can achieve it.

We have worked with broadcasters, super brands and everybody in between. No project is too small or too big for us. We work in a wide palette of styles – from light to dark, serious to silly, and from simple to sophisticated. We pride ourselves on being good to work with, light on our feet and adaptive to new styles and media…

Our Animation Services

We specialise in all forms of animation, but pride ourselves on imaginative, handcrafted and experimental stop-motion productions.

We’re geeks when it comes to the details. Our passion for craft and meticulous approach is what separates Second Home Studios from everyone else.

Whether you’re looking to engage adults with hard-hitting content or make children laugh out loud, we can flex to any brief in all the styles animation affords.

Talk to us. We prefer to get involved from the outset, so if we ever start acting out our idea with a stapler and telephone please don’t be alarmed. We’re constantly thinking of new ideas and love to push boundaries.


Animation Services

We can animate in all styles, in all disciplines. We can design, build, light, shoot and post-produce.

Whatever the characters or concepts require to tell the story, we can suggest different approaches to one idea, encompassing hand-drawn (2D) or computer generated animation. As well as fully articulated animation armatures, we can create rod-puppets or marionettes for projects.

If needed, we can mix things up and blend different techniques. Click the images below to learn more…

Stop Motion Animation

Motion Graphics


Services - Stop Motion Animation Services - Motion Graphics Agency Commercials - Pilsner Urquell

There’s nothing else quite like the tactile physicality of stop-motion animation. Real studio, real lights, real camera.

Augment any film or bring your branding and identity to life with composited effects, animation and eye catching typography.

Animation allows us to go beyond conventions, creating impressive content that will get noticed and capture attention.

Short Films

2D Animation

Visual Effects

Short Films - The Animal Book Services - 2D Animation Special Effects - Da Vinci Learning - Soap

As a visual medium, short films and animations provide a great opportunity to tell stories in unique ways.

With such potential comes an endless number of ways we can use 2D animation to create something special for your project.

From fiery metal forges to Arctic ice cores, we can shoot live VFX for documentary, drama, commercial or corporate films.

Motion Control

Explainers / Educational

3D Animation

Motion Control - True Crime - Till Death Do Us Part Explainer Video - Grass Roots

Motion control photography makes it possible to control camera movements with high levels of precision.

Educational and explainer videos are perfect for getting your company message across quickly and succinctly.

Go virtually anywhere – CGI Animation is a gateway to a universe of countless creative possibilities. 


Our Animation Portfolio

We are a UK animation studio producing animation in all its forms. Click here to find a selection of our favourite projects. If you’d like to chat to us about anything you see, then don’t be shy, we’d love to hear from you.


Our Animation Awards

BAFTA Children’s Awards

BAFTA Children's Awards

BAFTA Children’s Awards

BAFTA Children's Awards - Nominee

British Animation Awards

British Animation Awards

Stoke Your Fires Film Festival

Stoke Your Fires Film Festival - 2008 Winner

Royal Television Society

Royal Television Society



Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival

Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013 - Official Selection

Gold Panda Awards for Animation

Gold Panda Awards for Animation

EVCOM Screen Awards

EVCOM Screen Awards 2016

Construction Marketing Awards

Construction Marketing Awards - Winner, Best Social Media Campaign

Construction Marketing Awards

Construction Marketing Awards - Highly Commended

Annecy International Film Festival

Annecy International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection

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