From the dawn of it’s creation Rumpus has built a reputation for making bold, distinctive moving pictures full of fun. Working across platforms, both independently and in collaboration, Rumpus devote themselves to ideas, taking them from initial concept through to design and animation. Whatever the weather Rumpus creates vivid, memorable content, characterised with love.

 Joe Wood
Co-founder // Creative Director // Animator

Joe brings a high level of experience and expertise from storyboard, design, animation and compositing, with a passion for character and humour. Prior to founding Rumpus he was an integral part of the Flash animation team at Aardman. He has directed several short films selected for screening at Pictoplasma and Annecy animation festivals.

Seb Burnett
Co-founder // Creative Director // Illustrator

Seb has worked as an illustrator and character designer with international publishers such as Puffin, Usborne, Dorling Kindersly and OUP and is also the shadowy figure behind Bertram Fiddle. Since setting up Rumpus he has directed and designed music videos, short films and commercials with a deft humorous touch and meticulous attention to detail.

Panna Horvath-Molnar
Creative Director // Illustrator


Panna graduated from the prestigious Budapest MOME animation school in 2012. Her graduation film, Dipendenza, has been shown in animation festivals around the World, winning several awards. Her unique character design and story-telling has a dark, whimsical charm like a grim fairytale.

Luke Hyde
Director // Illustrator // Animator

Luke is a talented designer and animator with many years of industry experience. He has previously worked as an animator on TV shows such as The Teletubbies, Rastamouse and The Beano alongside completing illustrations for the  ‘Adventure Time’ comic. He joined Rumpus Animation as an animator on The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle.

Direction // Animation // Design

TruckMachin are Director/Animator Jane Davies and Illustrator/Art Director Leah Heming. Jane is an animator and director who has been working in the animation industry for over 20 years. Leah has worked as a freelance illustrator and art director since 2006, working as a designer for children’s TV series, short films and pitches. She has also illustrated a dozen children’s picture books, published internationally.

Tanya J Scott
Director // Designer

Tanya is a designer, director and animator. She graduated from UWE in BA(Hons) animation in 2010 and has been working in the industry since graduation. She has experience working on a broad range of projects; from childrens television to commercial projects and games.

Ollie Magee
Director // 

Ollie graduated from the Bristol School of Animation in 2016. He has since animated for a number of clients including the BBC, and Print Space Studios. He was a key animator on the short film Orient City and has recently seen his illustration work exhibited at the Dockyard Studios, in Bristol.

Elena Napoli

Elena is an Illustrator and Character designer who graduated from the Entertainment Design course at the “NEMO Academy of Digital Arts” in Florence.

Barry Monkey
Founding Partner

Barry is the creative driving force behind Rumpus. His vision and wacky ideas are unparalleled in the industry winning him the Golden Banana 4 years in a row. He is also a keen swinger.