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|Industry||Media, Television Production & Distribution|
|Headquarters||Broadheath, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Jackie Cockle
|Products||Children's Animation, Stop motion|
|Total assets||$1,119 mil|
Worldwide success followed with Bob the Builder, a show for pre-school children about a builder and his talking machines. In 2000, the theme tune was released as a single, Can We Fix It? with an accompanying promo produced at HOT, which beat Kylie Minogue's "Please Stay", Eminem's Stan and Westlife's "What Makes a Man" to become the Christmas number-one single.
Next came Brambly Hedge, a series of 30-minute specials based on the illustrated books for children by Jill Barklem, and Rubbadubbers, a series about bath toys that come alive. Pingu, a Swiss series about a family of penguins, was recreated with great success in 2004.
After the Company was taken over by a venture capitalist firm, job cuts inevitably ensued, leaving the company with a fraction of its previous workforce.
HOT Animation is a subsidiary of HIT Entertainment.
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