Cosgrove Hall was a British animation studio, founded in 1976 by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall. Its products, mostly created for ITV, include:
- Alias the Jester
- The Animal Shelf
- Avenger Penguins
- The BFG (based on the novel by Roald Dahl, an animated feature film)
- Captain Star
- Chorlton and the Wheelies
- Cockleshell Bay
- Count Duckula (a Spin-Off series of Danger Mouse)
- Creepy Crawlies
- The Crowville Chronicles
- Danger Mouse
- Eddie Retractorhead
- Engie Benjy
- Father Christmas And The Missing Reindeer
- Fetch The Vet
- Fifi and the Flowertots
- The Foxbusters (based on the novel by Dick King-Smith)
- Ghosts Of Albion
- Grandma Bricks Of Swallow Street
- The Inbreds
- Jamie And The Magic Torch
- Lavender Castle
- League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (stop-motion sequences only, a co-production between The BBC, Film4 Productions and Universal.)
- Life on Mars (2008) (Camberwick Green sequence in Episode 5 of Series 2 only)
- The Likeaballs
- Little Robots
- The Magic Ball
- Oakie Doke
- Oh, Mr. Toad (based on the novel "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame; a spin-off from the original TV series, this time focusing on Mr. Toad)
- Roary the Racing Car
- Rocky And The Dodos
- Ruby To The Rescue
- Sally And Jake
- The Sandman (1991) (animated short that adapted a horror story featuring The Sandman)
- A Tale of Two Toads (based on the novel "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame; a stop motion TV film produced for ITV)
- Vampires Pirates And Aliens
- Victor & Hugo (a Spin-Off series of Count Duckula)
- The Wind in the Willows (based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame; first a feature film based directly on the book produced for The Cannon Group, then a spin-off TV series.)
as well as adaptations of:
- Andy Pandy
- Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem (a co-production with HIT Entertainment, a series of stop-motion specials were produced for The BBC, which ended after the death of Charlotte Coleman, one of the voice actresses)
- Bill & Ben, The Flowerpot Men
- Captain Kremmen (a series of traditionally animated shorts was produced for Thames Television's The Kenny Everett Video Show; a traditionally animated feature film was also produced for EMI Films)
- Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo (a stop-motion 40-minute adaption was produced for Granada Television.)
- Cinderella (a stop-motion 40-minute adaption was produced for Cosgrove Hall's once-parent company Thames Television)
- Daisy-Head Maisy, a Dr. Seuss story farmed out from Hanna-Barbera.
- Enid Blyton's Enchanted Lands
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (a stop-motion feature film was produced for 20th Century Fox— this would be the last feature film that Cosgrove Hall would be involved in as it's original incarnation, before they disbanded in 2009)
- The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (a stop-motion feature film was produced for The Cannon Group)
- Noddy by Enid Blyton (three adaptations were made. Noddy ran from 1975 to 1976, while Noddy's Toyland Adventures ran from 1992 to 2001 and The Noddy Shop ran from 1998 to 2000)
- Nomes Trilogy, Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
- On Christmas Eve (a traditionally animated 30-minute adaption was produced for The BBC)
- Peter and the Wolf (a traditionally animated feature film was produced in association with Chuck Jones for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin (a stop-motion 30-minute adaption was produced for Thames Television)
- Postman Pat (specifically, series 3, 4 and 5 of the original show, and the first series of Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service)
- Rainbow (specifically, the opening titles)
- The Reluctant Dragon (a stop-motion 30-minute adaption was produced for Thames Television)
- Rotten Ralph
- Rupert Bear (specifically, the Rupert Bear: Follow the Magic... series, which was aimed at pre-schoolers)
- The Sooty Show (specifically, the Sooty's Amazing Adventures animated adaptation produced for Meridian Television. They also created the opening and closing titles for Sooty and Co)
- The Tales Of The Little Grey Rabbit
- The Talking Parcel (a traditionally animated feature film was produced for Thames Television)
Most of its productions are traditional cel animation, but it also did a number of stop-motion model animations, including (among those listed above), Chorlton and the Wheelies, The Wind in the Willows, The Nome Trilogy and Postman Pat. It is also worth mentioning that the three Discworld series had a title sequence featuring a 3D CGI rendering of the Discworld, though the main body of the series were traditionally animated. Some of the studios' later productions were a mix of CGI and stop-motion as well.
The studio has also experimented on video games. For example, they have animated the cutscenes for BBC Multimedia video games featuring their characters.
In 2003, Cosgrove Hall created Scream of the Shalka, an animated Doctor Who adventure starring Richard E. Grant. It was produced to mark the series' 40th anniversary, and also as a pilot for a possible revival of the series in animated form (although this fell through when Russell T. Davies independently got the green light to revive the series in its original live-action format). It was also with this project that the studio started experimenting with Adobe Flash animation and Toon Boom animation on shows like The Likeaballs and Ruby To The Rescue. The studio returned to Doctor Who a few years later, in 2006, when they were commissioned to create new visuals for the two missing episodes of the serial The Invasion when it was released on DVD. The year after, it created The Infinite Quest for the magazine programme Totally Doctor Who.
In 2009, ITV Plc put the company under review, and decided to fold the studio into their operations. But, to quote The Thing, it's "Not the end of the story".
In early 2011, Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall came out of retirement and announced that with new partner, Francis Fitzpatrick, they had formed CHF Entertainment. The trio also announced a new then-to-be-named show for preschoolers, in the footsteps of Postman Pat.
Mark Hall passed away from cancer shortly after, with his son Simon Hall taking over his share and partnership of the company. Three years later, in Summer 2014, CHF Entertainment released its first program - Pip Ahoy!.
Francis Fitzpatrick pulled out of the partnership in mid-2015, citing interest in pursuing other opportunities as his reason. However, the company name will not be changed to reflect his departure. Adrian Wilkins takes over Fitzpatrick's share in the company.
As of 2016, CHF Entertainment is preparing to go back into full swing, with four shows being marked as "coming soon": Herogliffix, a traditional animation featuring Funny Animals of the adventure genre; Horatio: Genius for Hire, a CGI show featuring an Amazing Technicolor Population; Magic Marlon, a magical repairman apprenticed to his dad, and Daisy & Ollie, about two kids, a monkey and a robot. As of 2019, out of all these shows, only Daisy & Ollie has been picked up for production so far.
In 2019, CHF Media Group announced that they would shutter CHF Entertainment's in-house animation department, and that the production for Pip Ahoy!, Daisy & Ollie and other future projects will be outsourced to animation studios overseas.