About BES Animation
BES Animation is a wholly owned Australian company formed in 2007 by Executive Producer Bruce Kane and Creative Director Maurice Argiro with the express purpose of creating top level 2D animation and original stories for local and international audiences. Based in Melbourne, BES has grown from a two-man team to a ~35-person operation spanning two studios.
BES is proudly a creator-driven studio with the ability to originate content and realise projects through all stages of production. The philosophy of the company is simple … create, nurture and develop great ideas for the world…. It’s a lofty ideal but it’s working.
BES has produced two feature length telemovies for Cartoon Network - EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO and MONSTER BEACH. They were also commissioned to make 13 x 22 minute episodes of EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO the series that hit the screens in 2015.
In 2016, BES Animation teamed up with Rubberhouse studios to produce GINGER SNAPS – an adult animated web series for Warner Brothers / ABC (America) / Blue Ribbon Content.
BES’s original series KITTY IS NOT A CAT (WOOOO!) was commissioned by Network Seven for 52 x 12 minute adorable episodes delivered in 2018. Teaming up with Jetpack Distribution, KITTY pre sold to broadcasters across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Israel and Asia Pacific. Go Kitty!
Currently, BES is in production on the second season of Kitty Is Not A Cat for Network Seven, which will be delivered in 2020 (we can’t wait either!).
BES are represented at all the key international animation markets and festivals and have strong and ongoing relationships with a wide variety of broadcasters, distributors, licensees, writers, content creators and production studios globally.