Tom found inspiration in stop motion animation through TV shows such as Wallace and Gromit and from a very early age started producing his own animations and went onto pursue a BA in Produced Animation. During his final year, Tom and a few of his friends decided to set up an animation studio - 15 years on, Blue Zoo is still going strong with a growing team of 130! Tom says "setting up your own business is not easy but it's a nice and fun thing to do". He believes networking is really key and by being in the right place at the right time makes a big difference.