About Us

Compelling visual effects and animation

that bring your ideas to life

History

Birth of Jellyfish Pictures
2001

The Birth of Jellyfish Pictures

Jellyfish Pictures officially launches with a team of three artists and one producer

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2003

First Soho Home

New studio opens in Poland Street, Soho

Story of one smaller
2005

We're number one

First long form TV series completed on the Story of One with Monty Python’s Terry Jones

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2007

Fight for Life Wins Big

First BAFTA, Visual Effects Society and Royal Television Society wins for ground-breaking work on BBC show Fight for Life

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2009

Moving to Margaret Street

Move to Margaret Street office in Noho, Oxford Circus, expanding to a team of 45 people

Planet Dinosaur
2010

A mammoth project

Planet Dinosaur is brought in-house with Jellyfish Pictures completing entire work on the full CG epic BBC primetime show, boosting the studio to 80 people strong

Dr Easy Awards for Shorts
2011

Awards for our Shorts

British Independent Film Award nominations for ground-breaking work on Kibwe Tavare's Jonah and Shynola’s Dr Easy

Brixton JP Animation Launch Floogals
2014

Launch of Jellyfish Animation

New studio in Brixton opens and we launch our dedicated long-form episodic animation department with Universal Kids pre-school show Floogals, bringing the studio capacity up to 120

EMMY win
2014

Taking it home

Jellyfish Pictures pick up first Emmy in the Outstanding Art Direction and Graphic Design category for Your Inner Fish

Rogue one
2015/16

The force is with us

Collaborate with director Gareth Edwards on post viz and final shots, completing over 600 shots in total, for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Last Jedi Home in prod
2016

Return to the Jedi

Completed over 150 shots, including compositing, 3D, 2D and effects work for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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2016

Dennis & Gnasher in the building

Catapult Beano classic Dennis the Menace in to the 21st century, starting work on the first CG iteration for modern day audiences with Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed

Oval Studio
2017

Living in a Virtual World

Jellyfish Pictures opens Europe’s first wholly virtual VFX and animation studio at The Oval, South London, with our first 'virtually' produced project Bitz and Bob, bringing the number of people at Jellyfish up to 200

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2018

Back in a Galaxy Far Far Away

Our third outing in the Star Wars franchise, completing 150 shots on Solo: A Star Wars Story

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2018

Getting Original

Jellyfish Originals launched at KidScreen 2018, announcing first IP in development, Stan & Gran

Jellyfish Pictures Art Director Ross Burt creating a character for Dennis and Gnasher
2018

Jellyfish Creative Bloom

Launch of our in-house creative programme Creative Bloom, inviting staff to present their original ideas for a brand new children's TV show to join Jellyfish Originals' growing development slate

Cooper Building 2
2019

Breaking Boundaries

We break through the boundaries of London, opening our newest virtual studio in Sheffield

Coming soon
2019

New heights

Coming up in November 2019 a brand new, state of the art studio seating over 150 artists in the heart of Brixton, South London, bolstering Jellyfish Pictures' capacity to over 300 people

2010

Inside the Perfect Predator

RTS Craft & Design Award Winner

Graphics

2009

Frankenstein

New York Festivals Winner

Gold World Medal Best Visual Effects

2009

Dragons Den

New York Festival Winner

Bronze World Medal Special Effects for a Promotional Spot

2009

City Season Promo

PROMAX BDA Europe Winner

Silver Award for Best Animation

2017

Journeyman

BIFA Nomination

Best Effects

2013

Can You Live Forever

News & Doc Emmy Nomination

Outstanding Art Direction and Graphic Design

2011

Inside the Perfect Predator

VES Awards Nomination

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

2011

America the Story of Us

VES Awards Nomination

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

2009

City Season Promo

PROMAX BDA Europe Nomination

Gold Award for Best News & Current Affairs

2008

Frankenstein

RTS Craft & Design Award Nomination

Best Digital Effects

2005

Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real

VES Awards Nomination

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

2005

Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real

Primetime Emmy Nomination

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Mini Series

Thank you and your amazing team for another outstanding job on a Star Wars film. So glad we could continue the partnership on The Last Jedi - and I couldn’t be prouder of the work. Congratulations.

Janet Lewin, VP Visual Effects, Lucas Film Ltd

The craftsmanship at Jellyfish Pictures is second to none - but what excites me is that they engage with the material on an emotional level: they have a clear understanding that the work they do is not just technical, but also an incredibly important and powerful part of the story-telling

Simon Duric, Co-Creator and Writer, The Innocents

Jellyfish Pictures were our secret weapon. They were right on the frontline with us in post, always going the extra mile. Their artistry and incredibly efficient approach to VFX allowed me to constantly experiment and find new cinematic approaches to any shot.

Gareth Edwards, Director, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Jellyfish Pictures have done an outstanding job and came up trumps in helping to make Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed the most popular kids show on UK television in its first week.

Emma Scott, CEO, Beano Studios

I can’t thank you enough for the fine work you have done - it’s some game changing stuff. The scenes play beautifully and retain what I always hoped - like we caught something on camera rather than created it. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that level of support and investment on your part. You guys were admirable in your level of professionalism

Rupert Wyatt, Director and Co-Writer, Captive State