Telemagination has expanded its ink and paint studio with the addition of three compositors, writes Barbara Marshall.

Senior compositor John McManus has joined along with compositors Alistair Beckett and Neil Harris.

Telemagination has expanded its ink and paint studio with the addition of three compositors, writes Barbara Marshall.

Senior compositor John McManus has joined along with compositors Alistair Beckett and Neil Harris. All three will start work on Pongwiffy, the animation studio's in-house project for ITV due for completion in April next year.

cManus' credits include Monty The Dog (BBC) and Caribou Kitchen (ITV). Beckett's credits include Oscar-winning short Father and Daughter (Broadcast, 30.3.01) while Harris most recently worked on The Last Polar Bears, also for Telemagination.

As well as Pongwiffy, the studio is working on Little Ghosts, a co-production between parent company TV-Loonland and Telemagination for ITV and ZDF and the second series of TV Loonland/ Canadian Teletoon co-production Redwall.