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Marc Bourbonnais Named COO of DDEG’s Animation Studios

Former head of production promoted to oversee both Saturday Animation Studios and Meduzarts Animation; the adult animation arm of DDEG is currently in production of Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.’

Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG) has promoted its head of production, Marc Bourbonnais, to COO of the holding company overseeing operations of the company’s two studios, Saturday Animation Studios and Meduzarts Animation. The announcement was made by Louis-Simon Ménard, CEO & president of DDEG.

Meduzarts Animation specializes in content for adult audiences and has collaborated on projects with Netflix; Legendary Entertainment; WB Game; Ubisoft; Electronic Arts; Sony; Blizzard Entertainment; and Bethesda Softworks LLC. The studio is currently in production on the animated series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, directed by Zack Snyder and Jay Oliva, marking the entertainment group’s third series produced in real-time using Unreal Engine. Previously, the studio leveraged the real-time technology on NBCUniversal’s Zafari and PKDI’s The Beachbuds.

Saturday Animation Studio focuses on youth content and is developing a slate of original IP. It currently has several active original series production deals in place. The studio’s co-produced property Mighty Mike (Cartoon Network/ABC/Universal Kids) has been picked up for another season. On the heels of these projects, the studio expects to expand operations with a major increase in the hiring of animation talent in 2021.

“Since Marc joined the company in 2015, his structured approach to production challenges have made him an experienced problem-solver and pipeline expert for demanding digital productions,” commented Ménard.

“I am excited and honored to be awarded this new role,” noted Bourbonnais. “With my past experiences as a digital artist, instructor, producer and manager it is the perfect time to take on this opportunity.”

Bourbonnais joined Digital Dimension in August 2015 as head of technology. In March 2017, he was promoted to head of production and subsequently oversaw over a dozen projects, including Zafari, Mighty Mike, Sadie Sparks, and Helen’s Little School, as well as multiple cinematics including Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War with the DDEG/Meduzarts Animation team. 

Prior to joining DDEG, Bourbonnais served as president and co-founder of Modus FX (2007 – 2014) whose clients included Marvel Studios; Summit Entertainment; Relativity Media; Sony Pictures; Discovery Channel; Warner Bros. Interactive; and the History Channel. His feature film credits include The Avengers; Now You See Me; Mirror Mirror; Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1; and This Is The End. From 1997 to 2007, Bourbonnais served as the lead 3D technical director at Hybride, a division of Ubisoft.

Source: Digital Dimension Entertainment Group