Reel FX, the Dallas, Texas headquartered animation studio, announced today that it is launching a satellite studio in Montreal. The new studio will serve as a hub for the studio’s feature film division, Reel FX Animation Studios, and will also be an outpost for the company’s commercial and vr/ar efforts.
“We’re aggressively ramping production in Montreal for a short list of theatrical budget animated film projects and more things to come,” said Reel FX CEO Steve O’Brien.
The studio has previously produced two features of its own – Jimmy Hayward’s Free Birds (2013) and Jorge Gutierrez’s The Book of Life (2014) – as well as worked as a service studio on other features, like the Chinese film Rock Dog (2016). It’s currently known to be working on the Robert Rodriguez-directed Ugly Doll feature film, based on the popular toy line.