|Industry||Television production and film studio|
|Fate||Absorbed into Cookie Jar Group|
Cookie Jar Group (2004–2012)
DHX Media (2012–present)
FilmFair was a British production company and animation studio that produced stop motion children's television series and animated cartoons from the late 1960s until the mid-1990s. The company's stop-motion repertoire included puppets, clay animation, and cutout animation.
Graham Clutterbuck started FilmFair in the late 1960s, working first in Paris and later in London.
In the United Kingdom, FilmFair's productions first aired on BBC1, and later on ITV. Eventually they reached people in several nations through other television networks abroad. Among FilmFair's many series were The Herbs, The Wombles, Paddington, The Adventures of Portland Bill and The Dreamstone.
Central Independent Television (CIT) bought a controlling share of FilmFair during the early 1980s. In 1988, Graham Clutterbuck died of cancer, and filmmaker David Yates headed the company. In 1991, CIT sold FilmFair to Storm Group (aka the Caspian Group). (In prior years, the Storm Group had licensed some FilmFair productions for video distribution.) In 1996, the Caspian Group sold the FilmFair catalogue and production amenities to the Canadian company CINAR, and Kath Yelland succeeded David Yates. CINAR'S purchase included all associated distribution, publication, licensing, and merchandising rights. In 2000, CINAR executives were implicated in a financial scandal, and again in 2001. In 2004, the company rebranded to the Cookie Jar Group. In 2012, a Canadian media conglomerate called DHX Media bought Cookie Jar Group, thus acquiring the rights to the FilmFair properties.
|Paddington Goes to the Movies||1980||BBC1||stop motion|
|Paddington Goes to School||1984||BBC1||stop motion|
|Paddington’s Birthday Bonanza||1986||BBC1||stop motion|
|World Womble Day||1990||Central||stop motion|
|The Wandering Wombles||1991||Central||stop motion|
|Brown Bear's Wedding||1991||Central||traditional|
|White Bear's Secret||1992||Central||traditional|
- "Graham Clutterbuck: A great entrepreneur". Animator (23). 1988. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- "CINAR Completes Acquisition of FilmFair" (Press release). CINAR Films, Inc. 26 November, 1996. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- "DHX Media Closes Acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment" (Press release). Halifax: DHX Media. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2013.