Passion Pictures

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Passion Pictures is a British animation production company established by Andrew Ruhemann in 1987. The company has studios in London, Melbourne, Paris, Toronto and New York City.

Film production[edit]

The company's core business is in commercial and animation output, which includes work for Cartoon Network, music videos for Gorillaz, and the Compare the commercial campaign featuring Aleksandr Orlov (meerkat). Passion Australia produced The Lost Thing, directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2011.[1][2]

The department's first film, One Day in September, won an Academy Award in 2000.[3][4] They have since been involved in the 2013 Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man,[5][6] 2015's Listen to Me Marlon[7] and 2016's Oscar-nominated Pear Cider and Cigarettes.[8][9] In 2017, the company produced the Netflix docu-series Five Came Back based on the book by Mark Harris. They also work on 101 Dalmatian Street.[10]

Passion Animation Studios created several of the promotional cinematics for the computer game League of Legends.[11]


  1. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards | 2011". | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  2. ^ "'The Lost Thing' winning Best Animated Short Film", Oscars on YouTube, 2011-03-04.
  3. ^ "One Day in September (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  4. ^ "Documentary Winners: 2000 Oscars". YouTube.
  5. ^ Bernstein, Paula; Bernstein, Paula (2014-05-13). "Oscar-Winning 'Searching For Sugar Man' Director Dead at 36". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  6. ^ "'Searching for Sugar Man' winning Best Documentary Feature", Oscars on YouTube, 2013-03-04.
  7. ^ "Listen to me Marlon" (DVD video, 2018), WorldCat.
  8. ^ Official trailer on YouTube
  9. ^ "'Piper' wins Best Animated Short Film", Oscars on YouTube, 2017-04-03.
  10. ^ "Exclusive: See the Trailer for Netflix's New Documentary About World War II and Hollywood". Time. Archived from the original on 2017-02-28. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Passion Animation Studios

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