Brazen Animation, a new animation studio comprised of veterans from Disney, Blue Sky, Reel FX and Green Grass Studios, launched last week in Dallas, Texas. Their mission: “to tell inspirational stories with meaning and purpose [and] that encourage people to pursue the greatness that exists within them.”

Brazen’s three principals are (pictured below, left to right) CEO Bryan Engram, formerly an animation supervisor at Dallas-based Reel FX; CBDO Ryan Iltis, who co-founded Dallas’s Green Grass Studios; and CFO Brian Cole, also a co-founder of Green Grass. Greg Lyons (pictured below, far right), a twelve-year industry veteran who worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks and most recently served as associate producer on Reel FX’s Book of Life, is the studio’s executive producer.


“Historically in entertainment most people will form a studio just because they like to make ‘stuff,’” said Brazen CEO Bryan Engram. “The tragedy is that more often than not, the ‘stuff’ they think is ‘cool’ is pretty meaningless in the grand scheme. That is the opposite of how we think. We came together because we believe we are here for a very specific reason. We want to elevate the human condition, and contribute something positive to the world through story.”

Brazen plans to produce a full range of content including ad campaigns, game cinematics, shorts, and features, with a focus on creating content that resonates emotionally with its audience. Alongside a portfolio of commercial work, their site currently lists four entertainment projects in development, including the self-explanatory Captain Ahab and Superkid concepts, as well as Annie, a coming-of-age tale about a piece of produce.

More information about Brazen Animation can be found on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.


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