Indian animation studio 88 Pictures, founded in 2016 and known for several acclaimed animation projects such as Trollhunters Trilogy, Gremlins, Kung Fu Panda: Dragon Knight, proudly announces the beginning of its global journey with the opening of the company’s first international office in Toronto, one of the leading animation/VFX regions in North America.
In addition to the new office and adding to its current roster of industry veterans in 88 Pictures’ offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, the company also announced that they have hired multiple stellar talents to lead the Toronto team, including Sabrina Riegel, Global Head of Look (Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train your Dragon), Nol Meyer, Global Head of Previz and Layout (Shrek, Madagascar, Megamind) and Jean Claude Nouchy, Digital FX Supervisor (Spirit, Aquaman II).
The expansion marks an exciting milestone in the 88 Pictures’ growth story and further solidifies its reputation as a global animation label - the goal is to forge newer international partnerships and take on world-wide projects that will further push the boundaries of the animation services the company provides, including concept creation, concept development, pre-visualisation, animatic, 3D animation, visual effects, gaming, AR/VR, and much more.
Milind D. Shinde, Founder and CEO of 88 Pictures, said: "88 Pictures has worked on some of the most renowned animated projects and has established itself as a key player of the global animation industry in a short span of time. Our North American presence in Toronto, coupled with the addition of Sabrina, Nol, and Jean Claude, will further strengthen our know-how of storytelling and enhance our creative excellence and technical prowess. We aspire to make 88 Pictures among the top boutique studios in the world that are known for creating curated content across the varied mediums of animation, VFX and games. I strongly feel the future is ahead of us.”