New 45,000 square-foot studio in Vancouver’s Yaletown district to be led by newly-promoted executive vice president & general manager Sharon Taylor.
Award-winning Australian visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic has officially opened in Canada, with the first of the team moving into their new 45,000 square-foot studio in Yaletown, Vancouver. The new studio will be led by Animal Logic group head of production Sharon Taylor, who will now take up the role of executive vice president & general manager in Vancouver.
“Sharon has been a key driver in the growth and success of Animal Logic over the last ten years,” said Animal Logic chair and CEO Zareh Nalbandian in making the announcement. “I’m confident that her deep knowledge of our company and its culture, coupled with her collaborative leadership style and amazing energy, will ensure the success of our new Vancouver studio.”
Taylor, in partnership with the Vancouver management team, will lead the growth of the Cambie Street studio as it ramps up for the start of production on The LEGO Movie Sequel in January 2016. As announced in May, The LEGO Movie Sequel is the first film slated for production at Animal Logic’s Vancouver studio in a three-picture deal with Warner Bros.
The commitment further supports the company’s highly successful 15-year relationship with Warner Bros. (Happy Feet, Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, The LEGO Movie). The two subsequent LEGO titles have yet to be announced.
“We are delighted to officially open our doors in Vancouver,” Taylor commented. “The city has such a rich and diverse talent pool that it made perfect sense for us to expand our operations into Canada to support our growing slate of animated productions.”
“Animal Logic Vancouver is a significant expansion of our global capabilities while being the perfect complement to our operations in Sydney and Los Angeles and I’m excited that we’re doing so in such a fantastic city and with such incredibly talented crew,” added Nalbandian.
Animal Logic’s Sydney studio will continue in production on the recently announced animated features LEGO Batman and Ninjago (due for release in 2017), with another as yet unnamed animated feature to follow.
Animal Logic is currently in preproduction and production on a number of new VFX projects as well, including Allegiant - Part 1, due in theaters in 2016.
Source: Animal Logic