Established vfx vendor Rise Visual Effects Studios has launched an animation studio. Based in Munich, Germany, the unit will focus on high-end films and series, with a strong focus on visual development and concept art.
Acting independently within the Rise group, the studio will principally handle projects from sister production company Rise Pictures, including a feature and series based on a well-known German cartoon brand. The unit is also working on cg fantasy feature Igraine the Brave, which Rise Pictures is producing with Uncharted Territory.
Rise has produced feature animation before, on the 2020 cg feature Dragon Rider (image at top). Like Igraine the Brave, the film is based on a book by acclaimed children’s writer Cornelia Funke.