Welcome to the Future

Distant Future is a 2D & 3D animation studio established in 2011 and based in Yorkshire, in the UK. We use animation, characters and motion graphics to help manufacturers, service companies and public sector organisations inform and educate their audiences. We’re a versatile team of animating artists and creative technicians, as comfortable collaborating with agencies as delivering directly to clients.

Types of animation produced by Distant Future Animation Studio Product Animation

Product Animation

View your product from any angle, take it apart, look inside and visualise things that aren’t even built yet. We can work from CAD as well as starting from scratch.

Types of animation produced by Distant Future Animation Studio Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics

Motion graphics and kinetic typography transform text, logos, icons and illustrations into captivating visuals that command both attention and respect.

Types of animation produced by Distant Future Animation Studio Character Animation
Character Animation

From cute cartoons to malevolent monsters, we’ll add screen star personality, then bring them to life with cutting-edge mo-cap tech.

Types of animation produced by Distant Future Animation Studio 2D Animation
2D Animation

Why settle for dull, static presentations and generic clipart? When you want to explain, train or educate, 2D animation will instantly engage your audience.

Types of animation produced by Distant Future Animation Studio 3D Animation
3D Animation

Bring projects to life with greater depth and realistic visualisation. Enjoy the freedom to work from any angle and then get truly cinematic with your content.

Types of animation produced by Distant Future Animation Studio Special Effects
Visual Effects

From taking away wires and removing logos, to adding scene decoration and an entirely new sky. We can enhance your live action footage to help tell your story.

Our UK studio animation team works in all areas of both 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, product visualisation, service explainers, property visualisation and virtual reality. What’s more, we have a network of freelance artists and animators in the UK and abroad that we can call on when we need to. So, if you need compelling animated content for websites, expos, events, internal communications, staff training or broadcast media… we’re here!

We’ve got the tools, techniques and talent you need.

We make sure we work the way you want us to work.

And we ALWAYS deliver on time, and on budget.

Organisations Distant Future has worked with North Yorkshire County Council
Agencies Distant Future has worked with Reel Film
Organisations Distant Future has worked with West Ham Football Club
Companies Distant Future has worked with Clearview Intelligence
Companies Distant Future has worked with Marshalls
Organisations Distant Future has worked with NHS
Companies Distant Future has worked with Motion Rehab
Organisations Distant Future has worked with BBC
Companies Distant Future has worked with Pulsar
Agencies Distant Future has worked with HCA Entertainment

Our versatile and professional animation studio has years of experience understanding clients’ aims and ideas, delivering animation realness:
for industry, for agencies, for everyone.

ATTAIN — logo

"We approached Distant Future with a last minute brief and a tight budget, and they were fantastic at accommodating our needs.
This was my first time briefing in a job. Bill and the team were lovely to deal with, and delivered us an animation that far surpassed our expectation. The scope of the work did change, but they were super understanding and turned round a finished product in time, on budget and of high quality. Highly recommended. Thanks Bill and Tom!"

Rebecca Boone, Account Manager

C|Fast — logo

"Delighted with the 2D and 3D animations from Bill and the team at Distant Future Animations. We are very proud to be using these as part of our brand re-launch.
There must be a lot of hard work goes in to make something like that — and at such a reasonable cost too. Thank you!"

Kirsty Thornton, General Manager

nbf National Bed Federation — logo

This was my second time working with Distant Future, working with the team much closer this time round. The team is very responsive and really open to bouncing our own feedback and ideas back to them. Really friendly yet professional and highly recommend."

Philippa Warford, Marketing & Communications Manager

Airedale by Modine — corporate logo

"We've worked with Distant Future on a few occasions and we've been impressed every time. Brilliant communication, great response times, really easy to work with and very good at taking complex product information and turning it into something that is both accurate and visually stunning.
Highly recommended."

Sarah Hardy-Box, Digital Marketing Specialist

Vital Culture — logo

"Distant Future were recommended to me by a peer. I was developing an unusual project but the studio completely got the idea straight away and provided the perfect solutions to my requests.
Will definitely work with them again"

Tanya Vital, Digital Entrepreneur

Reel Film Corporate film production company for animation studio yorkshire

"Distant Future Animation Studio took the time to understand what was needed from myself, the client, and also the needs of the project as a whole then produced excellent work that added an essential extra dimension that we couldn’t have done ourselves."

Adam Chandler, Managing Director

logo for neurophysiotherapist Motion Rehab animation Yorkshire

"Working with Distant Future has been a pleasure from start to finish. They excelled at every stage of production and the outcome is exceptional and has been great for business."

Sarah Daniel, Director

SleepCogni logo showing brain powered by cogs for Distant Future Animation studio

"I was so impressed with Distant Future, their willingness to understand our business and objectives resulted in the perfect video, a real pleasure to work with."

Richard Mills, CEO & Founder

Testimonial for Distant Future by Airedale International

“It’s by far the best animation we’ve ever had done, you’ve been a pleasure to work with. I really appreciate the time you took to get to know the product and I’m looking forward to the rest of the business seeing it. The frames I’ve shown so far have really had a ‘Wow!’ reaction. We’ll definitely be coming to you again; we have another project in early planning so we’ll certainly be in touch!”

Darren Farrar, Marketing Manager

Black text logo for Ellis holding power

"Working with Distant Future has been a revelation. From the initial meeting to discuss concepts and ideas, they move quickly to storyboard and animation with a flexible adaptable attitude. The output has consistently exceeded our expectations and has significantly improved the marketing of our business."

Richard Shaw, Managing Director

testimonial Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

"Having never worked on an animation before, Distant Future made the process very clear and easy to navigate.
From the outset they were keen to understand the brief. The face-to-face meetings helped to build a good working relationship. The product was delivered on time within budget and everyone was proud of what had been achieved. I have already recommended Distant Future to a colleague!"

Anne Heaven, Research Programme Manager

Don Whitley Scientific logo in blue

"Don Whitley Scientific designs and develops intricate scientific products. Utilising animations to explain complex features and benefits to potential customers is crucial. We have used Distant Future Animation Studio time and again for their ability to understand the brief, work quickly and accurately, and maintain constant communication."

Deborah Robinson, Marketing Manager

Testimonial for Distant Future from Manto films Agency

"Just wanted to say thanks so much for all the work yourself and your team has put into this project. I'm blown away by the quality of the animation, nuances of animating like stop motion, and helping to convey the message. From the sound of it, our client is really happy, and I'm sure the end client will be too! "

Matt Rolfe, Head of Production

Testimonial for Distant Future by Laws of Attraction Agency

Thanks once again for another cracking job and for turning it around so fast. The client literally could not have been happier!

Graham Forbes, Creative Director

Airedale by Modine — corporate logo

"We've worked with a few animation studios but Distant Future are a cut above.
Their ability to work with complex products and briefs is so impressive and the output is visually stunning. The finished product always provides a perfect showcase and makes us look great.
They are also great to work with, keeping in close contact throughout the process and taking the time and effort to really understand the product and application. Fantastic company."

Darren Farrar, Marketing Manager

Reflect Love — logo

"This was my first animation, so I was a little anxious about the process. I needn’t have been. Distant Future came highly recommended from a friend. The team couldn’t have been more friendly, kind and professional. They delivered exactly what I asked for, with some additional creative input and suggestions. It was on time and on budget.
What a thoroughly pleasant experience! I am very much looking forward to working with you again."

– Phil, Reflect Love

Motion Up Video — logo

"Distant Future are always a pleasure to work with and I'm always more than happy with the results."

– Darren Evans, Video Marketing Strategist

Testimonial for Distant Future from Reggie London Agency

"Working with Bill’s team at Distant Future was a very professional and rewarding experience. They got the brief from the off and clearly planned out a roadmap of how they could handle the job. Lauren’s animations were on the mark with every iteration, adding flair and imagination along the way. Great guys to deal with and I highly recommend them."

Paul Brooking, CEO, Founder & Creative Director