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2D Production Manager (High-Profile Disney Junior Series)

Surfing Giant Studios Fixed-Term  Manchester, England, United Kingdom 9 May 2022

Job Description

Surfing Giant Europe is in search of new Creative talent to help them launch a brand-new animation project from their Manchester, UK based studios.

The studio will initially be based in Manchester City Centre before moving into its’ new innovative, purpose designed studio in South Manchester from September 2022.

Our production and recruitment drive is for the new high-profile Disney Junior Series, “Hey A.J”, which will be appearing on the Disney Jr. Channel and Disney+.

Inspired by Super Bowl Champion and children’s book author Martellus Bennett’s family, “Hey A.J.” is a high-energy adventure comedy about a curious and extremely imaginative 7-year-old girl, A.J. Whether imagining a long car drive is an exciting rocket ride or turning a grocery store line into a dance party, A.J. uses her big imagination to make any situation more fun and exciting.

Initially we are advertising for a Pre-Production design and storybook illustration team for the following roles. These roles will start as soon as possible (May/June 2022).


We will not be reviewing speculative applications for the wider production at this stage so please refrain from applying until we advertise for the wider core production in the coming months. Core animation production using Toon Boom Harmony will commence in January 2023.

If you are passionate about animation and highly motivated to be part of this exciting new venture, then please apply by email to and include your portfolio.

The closing date for these vacancies is Friday 20th May 2022. We will aim to reply to all applications within no longer than 4 weeks.

*A press release with more detail on this exciting studio will follow in June 2022.



Manchester city centre (UK) to start before transitioning to South Manchester in September 2022.

Job Title:
Production Manager

Job Type:
Fixed term Contract

Start date/Duration:
June/July 2022 (22-23 months)

Surfing Giant Europe is looking for an experienced Production Manager to join our talented team and help manage production of a high-profile Disney Junior Series, “Hey A.J”, which will appearing on the Disney Jr. Channel and Disney+.
The successful candidate will:
• Have previous experience of working on high profile animated series in a similar role for a minimum of 2 years.
• Report to the Producer and oversee the day-to-day management of the Production.
• Oversee approvals with our US partner.
• Confidently chair Production meetings where required.
• To assist a team of Supervisors to aid in maximizing productivity and ensure the demands of the schedule are met.
• Be a pro-active problem solver, collaborating with the wider production team to ensure the animation pipeline runs smoothly and efficiently.
• Be a strong, passionate, and proficient manager.
• Have excellent communication skills, high attention to detail and good organisation skills.
• Proficient software understating in Microsoft Office.
• A strong understanding of the animation pipeline. A familiarity with Toon Harmony software would be an advantage.
• A strong understanding of file management software (I.e. Shotgun, Ftrack, ToonBoom Producer) would be an advantage
• Previous experience working on an overseas service project would be an advantage.

Please send applications to; stating the role you are applying for in the SUBJECT box, along with your CV.


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