Pukeko Pictures

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Pukeko Pictures
Industry Animation
Founded 2008 (2008)
Founder Richard Taylor
Tania Rodger
Martin Baynton[1]
Headquarters Wellington, New Zealand
Key people
Clive Spink (CEO)
Andrew Smith
Martin Baynton
Richard Taylor
Tania Rodger
Owner Richard Taylor
Martin Baynton

Pukeko Pictures is a New Zealand animation studio created as a partnership between Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger, the co-founders and creative leads of Weta Workshop, and author, illustrator and children’s television producer Martin Baynton.

The three first worked together on the TV series Jane and the Dragon, a CGI animated series about a medieval girl and her pet dragon. Their subsequent television series The WotWots was nominated in 2012 for "Best Animated Television Production – Preschool" in the 2012 Annie Awards.

On 2015-07-30, Pukeko Pictures announced the appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Andrew Smith who will be leaving in August to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchtech, effective on 2015-08-01.[2]

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