PARIS — Technicolor (www.technicolor.com) is continuing to strengthen its animation business with the acquisition of independent animation producer OuiDo Productions, here. The company hopes to combine its technology and production strengths with OuiDo Productions’ licensing and development expertise.
“OuiDo has done an incredible job in leveraging the rights to major global media brands,” explains Tim Sarnoff, president of Technicolor Production Services. “We look at this acquisition as a complement to Technicolor’s growth strategy within the animation industry and the French market. We will now be better positioned to develop, finance, produce and service the full range of needs of content creators, licensors and distributors around the globe.”
Headed by Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog, OuiDo Productions has produced popular animation series such as Alvinnn!!! & The Chipmunks, co-produced with Bagdasarian Productions for M6, and Sonic Boom, a co-production with Sego for Cartoon Network in the US and Canal J/Gulli in France. The studio also developed Les Légendaires, an animated series based on Editions Delcourt’s comic book series of the same name, with France’s TF1 and Canal J, and produced Season 2 of Mini-Loup for France Télévisions. It’s currently working on the forthcoming launch of a pre-school series, Monchhichi.