Animation veterans Eric “Bibo” Bergeron and Mike de Seve have partnered to launch a new venture called Monkey’s Uncle, which they announced at Annecy a couple weeks ago. They plan to turn the company into a hub for top animation talents who will develop original animation features in the $25-75 million range.
The company will also provide pre-production services from development through greenlight for companies who have already secured financing for feature film projects. “Our goal is to provide producers access to some of the most sought-after creative talents available,” said de Seve. “The aim is to be a complete, boots-on-the-ground solution for any company that has production capacity but needs to build out its front-end creative vision.”