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Technicolor Merges Animation Services Under Mikros Animation Brand

Technicolor Animation Productions, Technicolor Animation, and Mikros will integrate their businesses under Andrea Miloro’s leadership, unifying their animation brand within the recently announced Technicolor Creative Studios group.

Technicolor is merging operations of its three CG animation companies - Technicolor Animation Productions, Technicolor Animation, and Mikros Animation – under the Mikros Animation brand.

Regarding the announcement, Andrea Miloro, President of Mikros Animation, said, “By unifying our animation brands, we are forging a closer network of studios and talent-sharing knowledge, technology, processes and operations. Mikros Animation is part of the wider Technicolor Creative Studios family, which is focused on meeting the changing needs of our clients, partners and collaborators as we work together to redefine the future of entertainment.”

Just last month, Technicolor announced that Miloro, the former Fox Animation co-president, had joined Mikros Animation as president, a move designed to reinforce Technicolor’s commitment to expand their film and TV production business under the Mikros Animation brand. Miloro previously held various senior production roles at Fox / Blue Sky Studios and Sony Pictures Animation.

The newly organized animation group’s leadership team will report to Miloro, who will also head the feature film department. It includes:

  • Adrianna Cohen, SVP, Global Head of Production
  • Sandrine Nguyen Tiet, SVP, Episodic and IP
  • Boris Hertzog, SVP, Managing Director
  • Julien Meesters, SVP, Head of Creative

“Mikros Animation benefits from a large range of expertise in so many fields,” Miloro stated. “The leadership team, as well as the global group, has demonstrated great experience in every step of the animation value chain, from IP development and production, to pre-production, through to final picture. I am confident that together, we will further develop these incredible skillsets to meet the needs of the rapidly changing animation market as we allow our current and future talent to grow. We will broaden our creative offering to filmmakers and allow them to go beyond their imagination and seize new opportunities to bring their visions to the screen.”

Just last month, Technicolor announced the launch of Technicolor Creative Studios, the company’s new flagship division that now houses their key entertainment content production businesses including The Mill, MPC (Film, Episodic & Advertising), Mikros Animation, and Mr. X., which each retain their own identity and market position.

The newly organized division is led by Christian Roberton, President of Technicolor Creative Studios, who reports to Technicolor CEO Richard Moat. Roberton’s team includes Miloro; David Patton, President of Customer Experience & Advertising; Tom Williams – Global Managing Director, MPC Episodic; Laura Fitzpatrick, Global Managing Director, Mr. X; Philip Greenlow, Global Managing Director of MPC Film; Mark Benson, CEO of MPC Advertising; and Josh Mandel, CEO of The Mill.

Mikros has studios in Paris, Montreal, Bangalore, London and Los Angeles. In less than 10 years, the studio has delivered nine released feature animation projects including The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run for Paramount Animation, Asterix – The Secret of the Magic Potion and The Mansion of the Gods for M6 Studio, Captain Underpants for DreamWorks Animation and The Little Prince for LPPTV, M6 Films and Orange Studio. It currently has three feature films in production, including Paw Patrol: The Movie for Spinmaster and The Tiger’s Apprentice for Paramount Animation. It has delivered more than 30 series, including The Chicken Squad and Minnie’s Bow-Toons for Disney Junior and Rugrats for Nickelodeon, while new seasons for Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight! and Alvinnn!!! & the Chipmunks are in production.

Source: Technicolor

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