MUMBAI: Thomson’s Technicolor Services division has formed a strategic alliance with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. to develop world-class animation capabilities in
Paprikaas Animation Studios offers creative, technical and production capabilities to design and produce computer-generated animation for feature films, television programming, commercials and video games, with a strong focus on digital 3D content.
Thomson chairman and CEO Frank E. Dangeard said, â€œWe are honored to combine our capabilities with those of DreamWorks Animation, a recognized leader in its space, and we are committed to creating a center of animation excellence with DreamWorks in
The announcement further reinforces Thomsonâ€™s commitment and strategy to provide, through its Technicolor Services division, worldwide animation services for the feature film, television animation and video game industries. Having completed numerous animated digital intermediate projects, with an industry-leading number of 3D animated features, Technicolor is well positioned as the leader in post-production services for animated features.
Strengthening Paprikaas Animation Studiosâ€™ creative, technical and computer animation capabilities will provide Technicolor with additional resources and capacity to meet the growing demand for high-end 3D digital animation.
Building on Technicolorâ€™s strong position in providing visual effects and interactive video game services and the investment in Paprikaas Animation Studios, the alliance with DreamWorks Animation will strengthen Technicolorâ€™s digital content production service offerings. The alliance also demonstrates Technicolorâ€™s success in implementing its unique Integrated Services Strategy to support the media, entertainment and communications sector in its transition to fully digital technologies.
As part of the alliance and in collaboration with Thomsonâ€™s Technicolor Services division, DreamWorks Animation will assist Technicolor in the recruitment, training and development of top-tier animation talent to the Paprikaas facility in
DreamWorks Animation COO Ann Daly said, â€œTechnicolor is a first-class collaborator with which DreamWorks Animation has enjoyed a long-term, successful relationship and we are thrilled to work with Technicolor and Thomson in this exciting new endeavor. Through this strategic alliance, our objective is to tap into and further develop the gifted talent base in
Paprikaasâ€™ operations have recently relocated to Thomsonâ€™s new 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art digital content production facility in
The growth of the animation feature film market has spurred demand for animation design outsourcing. According to NASSCOM,