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France.television Acquires Majority Stake in Dwarf Animation Studio

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French nationwide public tv broadcaster subsidiary france.television studio has acquired a majority stake in Dwarf Animation Studio. The deal gives the general public TV subsidiary with a extra strong operational infrastructure whereas accelerating its purpose of constructing a artistic hub within the South of France.  

Dwarf Animation Studio is understood for Netflix sequence, My Dad the Bounty Hunter, the Oscar-winner Glen Keane executive-produced Netflix present Trash Truck, and Monsters at Work for Disney+. The corporate incorporates cutting-edge expertise and conventional media in its work, exemplified by the brand new shorts it’s producing utilizing Unreal Engine.

“I’m extremely delighted to affix forces with the wonderful group at france.television studio to welcome the artistic neighborhood to the South of France,” commented Dwarf Animation Studio Founder and Chief Inventive Officer Olivier Pinol.  “Having such a chance to develop and develop Dwarf Animation Studio in addition to construct a artistic hub collectively is a really gratifying and eye-opening expertise.”

“We’re pleased with this partnership with Dwarf, which is a good alternative,” shared france.television studio Chairman Arnaud Lesaunier. “Dwarf’s trade experience matches completely nicely into our artistic ecosystem and actions, permitting notably for technological synergies to develop inside our studio.”

Laurence Schwob, CEO of france.television studio added, “This partnership with Dwarf Animation Studio, who’s pushing the envelope in real-time animation, comes at an thrilling time as france.television studio was lately awarded an endowment by the French Ministry of Tradition as a part of the ‘France 2030’ initiative, which goals to develop superior expertise in France related to manufacturing innovation of recent types of leisure.”

Positioned in Montpellier, France, the Dwarf Animation group boasts a variety of expertise, together with asset constructing, animation, lighting, compositing, and rendering.

Pinol added, “Our ambition is to assist form the following part of the animation manufacturing pipeline by including larger flexibility by way of a faster iterative course of. We’ve initiated a Discord Server devoted to real-time animation and VFX to assist construct neighborhood and share information with different studios around the globe.”

Dwarf Animation Studio will leverage the artistic and technical services owned by france.television studio to change into an all-in-one manufacturing resolution. It plans on constructing out front-end pre-production choices corresponding to visible improvement, storyboarding, and editorial whereas collaborating with best-in-class creators.

Supply: Dwarf Animation Studio

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