Don Bluth Studios will create “new characters, new ideas, and new cartoons.”
The veteran animator and filmmaker joined the studio last year to work on an as-yet-undisclosed series.
Naito has overseen the running of Nickelodeon’s animation business since 2018.
The veteran executive, who helped develop shows including “Adventure Time” and “The Fairly Oddparents,” is returning to independent production.
Combined, the two studios he’s leading currently produce more than 30 series.
The company calls it a “radical shift in studio working structure.”
The studio says it intends to hire back employees when it can safely have the crew back in its buildings.
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Ottawa’s Mercury Filmworks is operating at only 75% capacity during the pandemic.
Skydance Animation scores with another high-profile hire on the management side.
The multi-year overall deal gives Dreamworks an exclusive first-look at his original animated projects.
The videogame publisher is in turmoil following widespread claims of sexual harassment and abuse throughout its studios.
Bron Digital will emphasize virtual production workflows.
Toon City’s CEO says the productivity plunge is fairly typical for studios in the country, and cites lagging technical infrastructure as a root cause.
If the studio has its way, pre-visualization will become as big in China as it is in Hollywood.
The anime studio is rising from the ashes.
The studio behind “Promare” and “Little Witch Academia” had abused a labor law, paying staff a fixed wage irrespective of hours worked.
Africa’s largest animation studio is looking to Europe to expand.
The vfx studio behind “The Lord of the Rings” and “Avatar” is launching a new banner: Weta Animated.
The Bordeaux studio will work on a new season of “The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe” for Cartoon Network.