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News

20 May 2015

We're expanding to Vancouver, Canada

We are excited to share the good news that we’re expanding our long established animation production relationship with Warner Bros. Pictures (Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, The LEGO Movie), by signing a three picture deal that will see us set up a second animation studio in Vancouver, Canada.  

Animal Logic Studios Vancouver is expected to open its doors in September of this year.  It will initially be launched as an exclusive partnership to produce three animated features, the first of which will be none other than The LEGO Movie Sequel, with a view to producing subsequent projects in an ongoing collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Zareh Nalbandian, our CEO and Co-Founder, said: “For the past 15 years we have had a truly collaborative and highly successful relationship with our friends at Warner Bros., and we are excited to be taking our collaboration to the next level on the production of a terrific slate of films in Vancouver.”

Chris deFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects, Warner Bros. Pictures said: “Animal Logic has helped bring some of our most popular animated titles to life, and we’re excited to be working even closer with them via this new venture.  Their expertise and excellence are recognized industry-wide, and we know they’ll continue to bring their magic to our films.”

But of course, we take this opportunity to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to our visual effects and animation business in Australia, which supports approximately 500 jobs across our operations. Our Sydney studio will continue in production on the recently announced animated features LEGO Batman and Ninjago (due for release in 2017) and another unnamed animated feature which is scheduled to follow. Our VFX division has recently completed visual effects on Insurgent, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Chen Kaige’s Monk Comes Down the Mountain and there’s more to come!

Zareh said:  “We remain committed to the Australian creative industries, and to continuing to produce great work in animation and visual effects. Our Sydney studio continues its focus on the current projects in production, as well as ongoing development of our growing slate of films being developed by Animal Logic Entertainment.”

Production on The LEGO Movie Sequel will commence in Vancouver from January 2016.

If you are keen to get in on the action and work with us in Sydney or Vancouver, check out our careers section here.