Paris (France) & Hollywood (California) — November 10, 2011 — Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces it has collaborated with the BarbieÂ® brand to produce Barbieâ„¢: A Perfect Christmas, the latest DVD from the Barbieâ„¢ Entertainment power house franchise.Â Barbieâ„¢: A Perfect Christmas is BarbieÂ® doll’s 22nd computer-animated Barbieâ„¢ movie and was released on DVD in North America on November 8. It will be released in Europe on November 22.
Technicolor provided a full range of services for Mattel, including front-end pre-production (such as art direction, design, storyboards/storyreel, editorial, and production management), direction and computer-generated (“CG”) animation, audiovisual post-production, and DVD menus.
“Working with Steven Wendland and the Technicolor team has been terrific,” said Rob Hudnut, Executive Producer for Barbie Entertainment. “They helped us bring new characters — the sisters of Barbie — to life in a beautiful movie that we believe will be a new holiday classic.”
Technicolor also produced a five-minute short feature based on the humorous camping adventure of Barbieâ„¢ and her sisters.Â The short appears on Barbieâ„¢ Entertainment’s other fall 2011 release Barbieâ„¢ Princess Charm School and on Barbieâ„¢ A Perfect Christmas.
“The team at Technicolor is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mattel on such a prestigious global brand. This Barbie DVD has allowed us to demonstrate the full range of high-quality services we offer our clients, from design and storyboarding to post-production,” said Tim Sarnoff, President of Technicolor Digital Productions. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mattel to fulfill their visions on screen.”
Technicolor’s Executive Producer, Steven Wendland, brought on board Director, Mark Baldo, and Producer, Kevin Gamble, to collaborate on the project.