Sarah Ann Kennedy

Sarah Ann Kennedy

Course Leader in Animation - Senior Lecturer

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Victoria Building, VB224

+44 (0) 1772 89 3362

Subject Areas: Art, Design, TV, Film and Photography

Sarah studied animation at the Royal College of Art before creating her own animated series for Channel 4 called Crapston Villas. She is known more widely for her voices as Miss Rabbit in Peppa Pig and Nanny Plum on Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

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Sarah studied fine art at Newcastle where she specialised in making short funny animated films depicting ‘real’ women and their stories.  She went on to develop this work at Royal College of Art where she improved her skills in the craft of animation and developed her story telling skills.  Sarah continued her fascination with story and women’s identity after she left the RCA by working in the script department on programmes like Eastenders and for Channel 4. Sarah was finally commissioned to create Crapston Villas working with production company Spitting Image.  Sarah has since been working for companies like Talkback Productions, Loose Moose, Hit Entertainment and BBC.  She has a PGCE from the Institute of Education and is a fellow of Higher Education. She has presented various papers at conferences both here at in the States and is currently working on book with Bloomsbury Press. She continues to voice Miss Rabbit Peppa Pig and Nanny Plum on Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Sarah also narrates for Key Stage 2 programmes for the BBC Learning Zone. 


The Art of Adaptation for Animators. A book for Bloomsbury Press.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader MA Animation

Academic Advisor and monitoring BA(hons) Animation SSR Jakarta

Great Northern Festival Producer - Animation

SAS Animator’s conference, Canada

External Affiliations and Roles

External Assessor

Coventry University
BA (hons) Fine Art and Illustration,
BA (hons) Illustration and Graphics,
BA (hons) Illustration and Animation

External Assessor
Sheffield Hallam  BA (hons) Animation
BA(hons) Animation and MA Animation Sunderland.

BAFTA member (voting)


Popular Conference, USA. SAS Animators Conference