Sunday, August 10, 2014

Why Animated Films are Box Office Gold

According to a piece in today's Telegraph, animated films are now the UK's favourite, taking in as much of a fifth of all box office revenues. In 2013 animation became the top-grossing film genre at UK cinemas, making almost £250million, a fifth of total box office takings. This is good news for animators, and good news for us at Bucks. After all, we're aiming to be the best place in the UK to learn animation, training our students to be the very best at this rapidly growing and flourishing medium.

Gravity - live action or animation?
The news gets better if you include the visual effects industry as well as animation. Was Gravity, for example, a live action or an animated film? Sure, it had Sandra Bullock in it, but almost every shot in that film was digitally generated. Without animation and visual effects, there would have been no movie.


For more about the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days,  take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks. And find out about how our online video tutorials work.

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