Vancouver’s Bron Studios is teaming with Florida-based entertainment development company Falcon’s Beyond to co-develop animated TV series, feature films, video games, location-based entertainment, and consumer products based on the companies’ IPs and content assets.
- With the partnership, Bron is planning to leverage its production pipeline using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, as well as its network of talent, to help Falcon’s Beyond develop episodic series with Falcon’s existing IPs.
- Based in Orlando, Falcon’s Beyond is recognized for realizing live entertainment installations for theme parks, hotels, and festivals. By early next year, the company will open a theme park in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic based on its Katmandu franchise. The Hidden Realms of Katmandu (pictured at top) animated property is set to be showcased at the park once it opens, and is one of the first IPs that the companies plan to serialize.
- Falcon’s Beyond will utilize its expertise to elevate Bron’s IP across all its owned and operated location-based entertainment destinations, content platforms, and consumer product marketplaces. Bron’s previous company credits include blockbuster fare such as Joker, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and House of Gucci. The company’s most recent animated title was 2020’s The Willoughbys.
- The Bron deal comes just months after Falcon’s announced a similar partnership with Moonbug Entertainment to expand that company’s CoComelon and Blippi brands into location-based entertainment productions.
- Earlier this month, Falcon’s Beyond announced a merger agreement with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Fast II that is expected to result in Falcon’s Beyond becoming a publicly traded company. Once the merger is finalized, predicted for late 2022 or early 2023, the new combined company will be named Falcon’s Beyond Global.
- Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon’s Beyond, said: “This amazing collaboration with Bron leverages our complementary areas of expertise to create new opportunities for ongoing fan loyalty and engagement for our respective brands and IPs. Bron’s incredible reputation and resources will help make the Katmandu franchise a premium offering for audiences worldwide, while Falcon’s will engage our IP expander to activate their powerful IPs across a wide variety of physical and digital entertainment.”
- Aaron Gilbert, CEO of Bron Studios, added: “The opportunity to collaborate with Falcon’s Beyond to co-develop and co-produce IP makes this an invaluable partnership for Bron. From Falcon’s vast knowledge of all-things immersive entertainment to the company’s impressive Katmandu brand, it’s a thrilling time and opportunity to work with such an impressive key industry player.”