The week we get an early Christmas present (13.11.20)

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

The wait is over. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey hits Netflix today! Teaming up with directer David E. Talbert, Framestore’s work began from early concept art right through to final VFX delivery and the film’s distinctive credit and segue sequences.

The enchanting tale of Jingle Jangle called for a skilful mix of storybook wonder, intricate CG craftsmanship and heartfelt emotional resonance… enter Framestore. Our skilful teams from MTL (VFX) and LDN (IA and FPS) set to work built captivating CG characters, spellbinding environments and a deftly interlocking storybook which draws the film together into one big exquisite Christmas family adventure. Think The Greatest Showman, only far more festive… what’s not to love?

‘The CGI elements were fantastic’…. In the lead up to today’s release Director David E. Talbert & the stars of Jingle Jangle reveal how they made the Christmas classic.

His Dark Materials: My Daemon

Ever fancied your very own daemon? We got that covered. HBO turned to Framestore to create this IOS app which gives fans their own daemon to interact with and bring into the world using AR. Read more about the project on our website.


TechCrunch talks to our Global Head of VR, Christine Cattano on how the new iOS and Apple Watch app, His Dark Materials: My Daemon works to help you achieve your wellness goals through augmented reality. Read the article here.

For more press coverage head to our website.

The Crown

Now well attuned to working on the The Crown, the LDN IA team were drafted in for the fourth series of the popular Netflix drama coming to your screens this Sunday, November 15th.

His Dark Materials Season Two

Last week the UK caught the first episode of the new season, and now it’s the US’ turn. Don’t miss it this Monday 16th November on HBO!

VXF Supe Russell Dodgson (LDN) gets all rock n’ roll on us, turning up in the NME for a piece on the ‘lost’ episode of His Dark Materials and what COVID meant for people working on the show. Read up on it here.

Here’s a look at life behind the scenes from the cast and crew on what the Subtle Knife is and what it means for Lyra and Will.

Feel the Connection

Framestore worked on this new ‘Feel the Connection’ spot for Altice, directed by Academy Award-winning Michel Gondry.


The Secret Garden

AWN covers Framestore’s beautiful VFX on the reimagined classic The Secret Garden. Our teams worked on the paradisiacal landscape of the garden which blooms before your eyes, a CG-crafted robin and the entirely CG Misselthwaite Manor. Have a read here.

Radio 2 shoutout

Last weekend in a Radio 2 interview with host Graham Norton, His Dark Materials Executive Producer Jane Tranter congratulates Russ Dodgson and the Framestore team for the incredible contribution to the new series. PRETTY COOL. Give it a listen here.

What we’ve been up to

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

VFX Supe Stuart Penn joined an impressive line-up of speakers at ASFF last weekend to talk about his varied career in VFX, as well as the increasing role of VFX companies as film becomes ever more ambitious.

Infinity Festival

Infinity Festival, where Hollywood meets Silicon Valley, went digital this year, and Senior Creative Technologist Johannes Saam (LA) and CG Supe, Chris Eckardt (LA) took part in panels alongside HP to discuss the future of remote collaboration and AI for creators. Be sure to sign up to this year’s conference for free and catch up on all the amazing content.

HP Remote Collaboration for Creators with Chris Eckardt
Artificial Intelligence for Creators with Johannes Saam

Girl Power

Comp Supe Laureline Silan and Comp Lead Laurianne Proud’hon (MTL) recently completed an extensive leadership training programme organised by the Quebec Film and Television Council and UQAC which aim to increase the number of female artists in supervision roles. A big WELL DONE!

Femmes Alpha

Audrey Talbot Guilbert (Paint and roto artist) participated in a Panel on the opportunities in digital creativity. Panel was hosted by ‘the virtual summit of Alpha Women’ and was about demystifying the VFX industry and encouraging more women to join the industry.

You’ve been [Framed]

Ruochen Wang, Lead Compositor, MTL is our latest Framed victim. He started with us at Framestore in one of our Internship programmes and he, like most of us, underwent the trauma of an [un]professional lockdown haircut. Read more about Ruochen here.


Steffan Perry (LDN) grades this heartwarming spot, ‘Your Gift’, featuring some fluffy friends from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Happy Diwali

Wishing all of our friends and your loved ones around the world celebrating the festival a very Happy Diwali.