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Toonbox Entertainment Inks Co-Production Deal with ‘TMNT’ Producer Galen Walker

Walker’s GAMA Entertainment to co-develop and co-produce intellectual content, with their first feature film project scheduled for production this month.

TORONTO -- Canadian-based animation production company Toonbox Entertainment has announced its co-production deal with producer Galen Walker and his production company, GAMA Entertainment. This is a collaboration between the two production entities where Toonbox and Walker will co-develop and co-produce intellectual content. Projects under GAMA have been carried over to work in tandem with Toonbox. The initial kick-off of their first feature film project has been scheduled for production this month.

Galen Walker

The studio announced the move as part of their growth strategy after releasing The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, last year. The film was distributed domestically by Open Road Films, now known as Global Road Entertainment. It was sold worldwide by The Weinstein Co. with eOne Films handling Canada, Warner Bros. handling the U.K., to name a few.

“Galen possesses a wealth of experience and a track record in this industry. We are very proud to welcome Galen Walker’s collaboration and leadership as part of our creative fold and process to produce high-quality animation content worldwide,” stated ToonBox founder and CEO Hong Kim.

“I am thrilled to partner with Toonbox Entertainment, a leading animation studio dedicated to creating extraordinary original feature films, which aligns with my vision,” Walker added. “In addition to the creative talent of their studio, I have never seen a more innovative technical pipeline offered to an animated filmmaker, it is simply brilliant!”

Known for working on the theatrical feature rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Highlander franchises, Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He produced Michael Bay’s and Platinum Dunes’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 reboot with Paramount Pictures, which grossed more than $485 million worldwide. Additionally, he produced its 2016 sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Walker produced the CG-animated TMNT in 2007, which was financed and distributed by Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Co.

Source: ToonBox Entertainment