Four of the U.K.'s leading CGI artists, Richard Scott, Graham McKenna, Stuart Aitken and Dana Dorian, together with Scottish new media group VIS Interactive PLC, have launched Axis Animation, a high-end 3D and digital post-production facility based in Glasgow, Scotland. Axis' focus will target the advertising, broadcast, film and computer game markets for animation and visual effects. The four founders were the core team at award-winning digital content creators Digimania. At Digimania, the group earned world renown creating game movies and commercials for clients such as EIDOS Interactive, Electronic Arts, Infogrames, Griffin Bacal, Nintendo and the Press Association. Also joining the staff of the new firm is ex-Digimania animator Alan Watson and VIS producer Scott Maxwell. "With a diverse but complementary range of skills on board and an emphasis on art direction and storytelling, Axis Animation is ideally placed to take advantage of the current boom in digital effects and film-making techniques across the full spectrum of broadcast media," said founder Stuart Aitken. For more information contact Axis Animation at Tel.: ++44 (0)141-572-2802; Fax: ++44 (0)141-572-2809; or Web: http://www.axisanimation.com.