Creative Director

Emanuel Bonnici

Having taught both traditional & digital animation at the University of Malta, Emanuel now leads Fudge’s team of world-class animation talent, bringing a wealth of experience and creativity to artistic direction at Fudge

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Graduated with distinction from the National Center for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University

Graduated with a distinction from the specialitst art and design University for the Creative Arts

With a Masters degree (with distinction) in 3D Computer Animation from Bournemouth University’s world-renowned National Center for Computer Animation - ranked second in Europe and third internationally - and a Masters degree (with distinction) in Fine Art from the UK’s University for the Creative Arts, Emanuel has a deep understanding of both the artistic and technical expression of animated film.

Prior to joining Fudge as Creative Director, Emanuel worked for five years at Coca-Cola, managing animation production for one of the world's largest consumer brands and providing him with an opportunity to work with some of Europe’s foremost creative agencies and motion designers. In that role, Emanuel helped direct marketing campaigns for Sprite, Fanta, Nestea and Powerade.

A practicing contemporary artist of international recognition, Emanuel represented Malta at the Art Biennale for young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in 2009 and had his first solo exhibition at the Embassy of Malta in Paris in 2013. In 2012 Emanuel won the first edition of 'Divergent Thinkers', a competitive art exhibition for young emerging artists in Malta, and was awarded space for a solo exhibition and a six week residency at the Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia.


Animation is more than just pictures on a screen. It's a form of art that breathes life into characters, takes us on incredible journeys, and captures our hearts and imaginations.

" I strive for our Creative Team at Fudge to produce films that not only entertain but also inspire and move our audiences. We're passionate about creating rich, multidimensional characters that are relatable and endearing, and we believe that exceptional storytelling, creativity, and design are essential to bringing those characters to life. "

" I am also dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible, both creatively and technically. My teams approach every project with a deep understanding of the art form, a commitment to excellence, and a passion for innovation. I’m fortunate to work with some of the most talented artists and animators in the industry and as a team we pride ourselves on delivering work that is not only visually stunning but also emotionally resonant. "