Manchester-based produced this year’s Christmas TV campaign for the Intu Trafford Centre after a commission from AL Marketing.

The ads use a combination of scenes from the Children’s BAFTA nominated ‘The Snowman™ and The Snowdog’, combined with new 2D animation elements produced by the animators at, which were then composited seamlessly back into the original scenes.

The campaign was directed by AL’s creative director Michael Agapiou, with senior animator Darren Oakes and compositor Owain Street supervising production for

Agapiou said: “Once we’d come up with the concept of using The Snowman and The Snowdog film as a core creative concept, and negotiated the rights to use it, we set about conceiving a set of TV commercials that integrated intu Trafford Centre into that world.

“We had worked extensively with the team at over a number of years and approached them to provide a holistic package to make the commercials and get them to air.

“The team at were, as usual, very responsive and both we, our client and Snowman Enterprises Limited (SEL) a Penguin owned company, are delighted with the final results.”

Watch the ad below: