Bardel Entertainment, a Canadian service studio with offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, has appointed industry veteran Rick Mischel as its new CEO.
Bardel provides animation services for both drawn and cg productions, including numerous American series like Rick & Morty, All Hail King Julien, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Teen Titans Go!, and Amazon Prime’s upcoming Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny.
Mischel will replace the company founders Delna Bhesania and Barry Ward, who are stepping down this year after founding the studio 31 years ago. The studio was acquired in 2015 by Italy-based Rainbow Group, which is known for its Winx Club fairies brand. Rainbow is bringing Mischel aboard to “develop a new business strategy by exploring new opportunities” in both television and feature film markets.