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Mercury Filmworks Names Guillaume Dubois VP of Production

The veteran animation exec and co-founder of Caribara Montreal is tapped to manage studio’s production pipeline, including ‘Pangors of Puddle Peak,’ ‘Octicorn,’ and ‘Bad Jelly the Witch.’

Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks has named former Caribara Montreal and Gaumont executive Guillaume Dubois vice president of production, reporting to Clint Eland, founder and CEO. 

With 16+ years’ experience in animation and children’s television, Dubois assumes responsibility for managing current and future productions in the studio’s pipeline, including Pangors of Puddle Peak, Octicorn, and Bad Jelly the Witch. He will work alongside the company’s chief creative officer, Heath Kenny, and vice president, original series and co-production, Chantal Ling.  

“Guillaume brings a broad sweep of studio experience and valuable operational expertise,” commented Eland. “Our alignment on a talent-forward approach further strengthens Mercury’s ability to deliver powerful performances and stories to and for our partners.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to join Mercury Filmworks at this time of global growth and evolution,” added Dubois. “I consider the studio to be one of the best animation houses in the industry, with top notch projects, incredible talent, a continued evolution as expert technicians, and a mission to have a positive impact on the careers of their talent.”

Most recently, Dubois served as the co-founder and CEO of Caribara Montreal, overseeing operations and business affairs for the Canadian arm of Paris-based animation firm Caribara, that specializes in 2D animation for TV shows and feature films. Projects included Yellow Yeti (Zodiak Kids, Gigglebug, Disney EMEA), Princess Dragon (feature film produced and directed by Ankama), Where Is Anne Frank? (feature film produced and directed by Ari Folman), Blazing Samurai (feature film directed by Rob Minkoff and Mark Koetsier), and Last Man Season 2 (Everybody on Deck, JeSuisBienContent, France Televisions). 

Prior to Caribara Montreal, Dubois served as head of production and line producer at TouTenKartoon (2016 to 2018) whose projects included Glitch Techs (Nickelodeon, Netflix); the 3D animated theatrical feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (Fun Academy Studios); Wakfu Season 3 (Ankama, Netflix); and Ollie & Moon Season 1 (Cottonwood Media, Netflix, Sprout, France Televisions). From 2014 to 2016, Dubois served as development head of production at Gaumont, overseeing animated TV series, feature films and transmedia web projects for kids and adults. Dubois started his animation career at Mondo TV in France.

Source: Mercury Filmworks

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