Animal Logic and Imagine Entertainment Form Joint Venture


Imagine’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock)

Hollywood powerhouse Imagine Entertainment and animation studio Animal Logic have joined forces to produce a slate of family friendly animated motion pictures.

This new partnership will finance and produce six feature-length animated films over the next five years. No other details were shared about the films in development.

Animal Logic is on a roll in the animated feature space, having been responsible for The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie, along with the sequel to The LEGO Movie and a new Peter Rabbit movie coming in 2018.

Imagine Entertainment’s chairman Brian Grazer said:

“The animation space consistently outperforms other genres and we wanted to enter into that space by partnering with a company that is at the forefront of creative and technical achievement. Animal Logic is one of the industry’s most highly regarded digital production studios and I am excited for what we can create by combining our resources and talent in storytelling.”

Imagine’s chairman and director Ron Howard had this to say about the partnership:

“Animal Logic’s work in the animation space is ground breaking. Our partnership expands our mutually shared vision to create visually stunning, inventive, and heart-warming stories that appeal to families. Their technical capabilities for animation are impressive and distinctive, and the possibilities for new material are limitless in this highly coveted space.”

Animal Logic’s CEO Zareh Nalbandian stated:

“We could not have hoped for a more perfect collaboration than with Ron, Brian and the Imagine team to bring a slate of engaging and inventive stories to family audiences around the world. We are inspired by the potential of our combined slate of projects and the strong relationships and material we will bring to our partnership. We have a tremendous opportunity to inspire the next generation of family audiences with ground breaking and captivating content driven by our common passion for great storytelling.”

Source: Variety

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