Spotted Bird is a Rotterdam based animation production company founded in 2021 by Peter Lindhout, who has more that 20 years of experience in the animated film industry.

Spotted Bird stands for recognizing and stimulating new and established animation talent. At Spotted Bird we aim to challenge, inspire and support filmmakers to produce animated stories with a convincing artistic vision that touch people in their heart.

At Spotted Bird we challenge animation talent to go even further with their stories and their visuals, we inspire by combining talented people and we provide both practical and mental support during the development and realization of animation projects and her/his development as an animation filmmaker.

Peter produced animated shorts and series such as Sjaarloos, Colin, The Squirrel and The Swallow (Arjen Boeve) and 55 Socks (Co Hoedeman). He worked as a lawyer at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as consultant for animated film at the Netherlands Film Fund and as director at the Holland Animation Film Festival and the Kaboom Animation Festival. Peter works with Keplerfilm on several ongoing animated coproductions (a.o. The Miracle by Nienke Deutz and JUUL by Tom van Gestel).

With 22 years of experience related to animation production at a point where the Dutch animation industry is changing rapidly, Spotted Bird is ready to take on new animated adventures.