Hocus Pocus Studios

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Hocus Pocus Studios
IndustryTV/Film Industry
Animation studio
GenreAnimation and Motion Design
FounderJames Murphy
Theresa Hilsden
Justin Lowings
Miles Paulley
HeadquartersLondon,United Kingdom
Key people
James Murphy
Theresa Hilsden
Justin Lowings
Miles Paulley

Hocus Pocus Studios is an independent London animation studio that specialises in motion design and video production.[1] Hocus Pocus Studios is best known for its mix of live action, CGI, and 2d animation works. This studio was founded in 2019 by James Murphy, Theresa Hilsden, Justing Lowings and Miles Paulley.[2] Hocus Pocus Studios derives its name from a Kurt Vonnegut novel, suggesting this company Kurt strives to create colourful, personality driven films that sparkle.[3]

In a year of its inception, Hocus Pocus Studios has worked on numerous short films and commercials for major brands and companies like American Express, Medela, Heineken, LEGO, Channel 4 and others. Hocus Pocus Studios was the recipient of Pixies motion graphics award 2019.[4]


Hocus Pocus Studios was founded in 2019 by the team from Breakfast of Champions. The studios cover a range of services like concept development, storyboarding, shooting and compositing. The company is known for their eclectic mix of live action, CGI, and 2d animation.

The experts in this studio have worked with a number of clients in the social, broadcast, gaming and film industry. Hocus Pocus Studios has worked on several projects ranging from commercials, title sequences, explainers, cinemagraphs, gifs, loops, and game trailers.


Animation and Motion Graphics

Hocus Pocus Studios incorporate high-quality motion graphic designing services comprising a mix of 2d and 3d animation. The company follows a definite process while working on projects, including the traditional pen and paper techniques to ensure satisfactory results.

Games Trailers

Hocus Pocus Studios also works with game trailer projects where it provides gameplay capture, augmented gameplay and 3D development.

Social Media Video Production

This Studio also provides its hi-tech creative services in the social media spectrum, working across various channels in order to provide quirky, engaging videos.

Training Video Production

Hocus Pocus Studios excels in creating training videos, helping the clients to spread important information by creating content that ensures maximum engagement.

Interactive Videos

By creating interactive videos, Hocus Pocus Studios aims at creating artistic and personalised videos by converting content into real life videos thus increasing public engagement.

TV and Film Graphics

Hocus Pocus Studios specialise in creating graphic pieces according to the script along with promotional materials, like movie posters and other digital content including TV packages; titles, bumpers, lower thirds and inserts.

Corporate Video Production

The studio also dedicates its time in creating interesting corporate videos in order to facilitate a professional atmosphere filled with engaging content. Hocus Pocus Studios also create b2b videos.

Explainer Video Production

Hocus Pocus Studios also extends its services in creating personalised explainer videos that are customisable 2d, vector graphic driven films used to explain a product or service especially in the finance and tech industry.


The list below is a list of Hocus Pocus’s  works as a lead animation studio.

S.No Title Client Type Director
1. Lived Experiences Essex Youth Offending Services 2d Animation Pedro Allevato
2. Ultimate Body Fit Bra Medela Global Launch Films James Murphy
3. Green Grip Heineken Product Film Justin Lowings
4. CTOC BNY Mellon Motion Graphics Film Justin Lowings
5. Scotch-Brite Fresh 3M TV Commercial James Murphy
6. Play Tips LEGO Social Animated Films Justin Lowings
7. Adabas & Natural Software AG B2B Video James Murphy
8. X Class Princess Yachts Documentary Justin Lowings
9. Nurture American Express Live Action and 2D animation Rob Ferneyhough
10. Let’s Rise Westin Campaign Film Rob Ferneyhough
11. Duo Zovirax Online Video Rob Ferneyhough
12. Dreamworld Rem-Fit Social Media Films James Murphy
13. FX BNY Mellon Promotional Film Justin Lowings
14. A Beagle’s Story Scott Free Cel Animation James Murphy, Abhishek Kasegaonkar

In the media


  1. ltd, company check. "HOCUS POCUS STUDIOS LTD. Free business summary taken from official companies house information. Free alerts. Registered as 12082892". Company Check. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  2. "HOCUS POCUS STUDIOS LTD - Company Credit Reports, Company Accounts, Director Search Reports". www.companysearchesmadesimple.com. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  3. "Hocus Pocus Studios Ltd - Company Profile - Endole". suite.endole.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  4. "HOCUSPOCUS.STUDIO is a site operated by HOCUS POCUS STUDIOS LTD".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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