WHY USE KONG?
Craft. Engagement. Quality.
We’re passionate about our craft and taking ideas from script to screen. We engage audiences with compelling content that has heart, purpose and integrity. We’re experienced at producing high quality work, efficiently, effectively and competitively priced.
We work in a variety of styles, mediums and techniques to deliver our clients beautifully crafted animation and illustration across entertainment, branded content, online video, explainers, motion pictures, print and more.
We Draw Stories
There’s drawing and colouring in, and then there’s what we do. We immerse ourselves in the details, to bring the stories to life.
Treat People Well
Always and under any circumstance. From our clients to our beloved team, we want everyone to enjoy working with us. Simple as that.
Above & Beyond
Clarity at every stage. Creativity in every frame. Thanks to our communication style, the only surprises are of the happy variety.
Make It Matter
We want our work to matter to audiences, because it matters to us. If it doesn’t matter, we’d rather not make it.
WHO ARE KONG?
Founded by Bill Elliott and Tom Baker, Kong is a team of talented directors, animators, illustrators and scriptwriters. We are artists and storytellers.
Kong are the culmination of over 40 years combined knowledge and craft in the animation industry.
Bill Elliott began his career at Disney Jetix. He’s directed, designed and storyboarded throughout the computer games, advertising and T.V industry. Credits include Lego, Mr Bean: The Animated Series and Black Mirror. Since establishing Kong, Bill has directed several Thomas & Friends online series, and award-winning commercials for IMAX.
He’s also directed a short film for comedian Touretteshero (Jess Thom), and was nominated for a British Animation Award for his short film Get Well Soon-Tarrant.
In his spare time he paints and draws comics.
Tom Baker is co-founder of Kong Studio. He is a character animator and art director with a career that spans across advertising and TV series.
Tom Baker has worked on a many iconic shows including Ben 10, Scooby-Do and the Amazing World of Gumball, as a lead character animator. He was Art Director on Mr. Bean: The Animated Series and Thomas & Friends.
Since co-founding Kong Studio, Tom has directed a number of successful projects, including a viral commercial for Puffin Books, Sheilas Wheels, With Grace and several films for the Dan TDM stage show that were screened at Wembley Arena.
Emma Burch is an award-winning animation producer. She has over 18 years experience and a track record of delivering productions on time and budget. Emma’s experience ranges from large scale commercial stop motion productions, for brands such as Nabisco and Kellogg’s, to traditionally animated online marketing for IMAX and The Tote. In addition, she has produced several short independent films. Including over 55 episodes of the hugely popular online animation series – Simon’s Cat.
In 2014 Emma solely managed Simon’s Cat’s record-breaking crowdfunding campaign. She left Simon’s Cat to join Kong in 2018.
Our Clients Say…
Ian McCue, Creative Producer at Thomas & Friends
“As a Creative Producer, it can be hard to let go. That’s why my doctor recommended Kong Studios. A trustworthy animation team who will take your creative brief and deliver more than you could ever have hoped for. It’s good to work with likeminded people who are passionate about their work. That’s why I, too, recommend Kong Studios for all your animation needs. They won’t let you down.”
Rachel Ashcroft, Senior Development Manager at Mencap
“I cannot recommend Kong Studio highly enough – they are top banana when it comes to professionalism, creativity, fun, and innovation. We had a slightly niche brief, but they took our ideas and ran with them to create something really engaging, visually stunning and inclusive. I have really appreciated the collaborative approach throughout the process, great to work with. Top quality work, from a top quality team! Thank you Kong!”
Elspeth Rae, MD at Cut & Mustard
“From the pitch process to the final DanTDM shows, working with Kong Studio has been a delight. Their obvious passion for the projects they work on, their keen eye for detail and their desire to work collaboratively with us, the clients, at all times, means we have already recommended them. I hope we can work with them again. And soon.”