The studio, which produces the animation for many popular series, has started an in-house shorts program.
The studio has promoted Tina Chow and Richard Grieve to CEO and COO respectively.
“Brave” director Mark Andrews and longtime animator Andrew Gordon are among the team working on “Hawkmaster.”
The experienced director and showrunner will oversee the young studio’s content slate, original and service work alike.
This is the first Canadian animation agreement for IATSE, which also represents the L.A. industry.
“I’m especially thrilled about ramping up our studio’s animation efforts, which is a personal passion of mine,” says Alonso.
The shift marks the end of Soyuzmultfilm’s 85-year history as a state-owned animation studio.
“It is the right thing for the staff, the right thing for the industry to do,” said DNEG exec Chris Burn.
Robbins will continue to lead Nickelodeon as well.
The workspace will be available to designers, writers, and Netflix team members who are working on anime series for the streamer.
The first intake of mentees are from the Latinx and neurodiverse communities.
Anima Vitae also produces its own features, including the hit 2008 holiday movie “The Flight Before Christmas.”
The new Toronto base will work on vfx for film and episodic projects, feature animation, and technology.
The Vancouver-based studio is capitalizing on rapid growth in the pandemic.
Novator, which is led by Icelandic billionaire Thor Björgólfsson, will own a 15% stake in DNEG.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” writer Pat Casey explains why he didn’t work on the film.
The executive veteran will oversee anime and action series at the two studios, while keeping a similar role at Adult Swim.
The studio is set to open in January 2022. Its first production will be a “Moana” spin-off series.
Polygon India will address what the company describes as a “shortage of staff” among rigging artists.