Montreal, Ottawa — Vision Globale announced the launch of its animation division, in a move that will further expand the company’s operations.
“Our move into animation follows our success in the area of visual effects, with more than 1,500 shots delivered in 2011,” stated Mathieu Lefebvre, President. “It is the next logical step for our company–one that will enable us to significantly broaden the scope of our services and our expertise.”
The animation division will generate over 150 new jobs and will be led by a talented and experienced team, including Julie Cardinal, Producer; Julie Tighe, Production Manager; Nick Vallinakis, Animation Supervisor; FranÃ§ois Perreault, Artistic Director; FranÃ§ois Schneider, Technical Director; Martin Lauzon, 3D Supervisor; and Bernie Denk, Layout Supervisor.
“We are proud to have assembled such a talented and respected group of professionals, and we will continue to build our team by recruiting the very best in the industry, both locally and elsewhere, in order to provide our clients with the services of a world-class animation studio,” said Daniel Byette, General Manager.
The team will begin production of an animated series for toy manufacturer Playmobil in July 2012. The series will consist of 104 thirteen-minute episodes featuring the well-known Playmobil figurines and will be the first large-scale animation project undertaken by the Montreal-based creative and technical services provider.
With over 330 employees, Vision Globale is the largest Canadian-owned company whose services include the creation, distribution and delivery of digital and physical content. Founded in 1989, the, company offers a wide range of post-production services, including visual effects, image restoration and 2D to 3D conversion, as well as distribution and asset management services for cinema, television, the Web and mobile devices.