France-based studio Technicolor is growing its presence in the animation industry with the acquisition of Paris-based OuiDO! Productions, the company behind series like Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks and Sonic Boom.
For Technicolor, the acquisition allows it to tap into OuiDO!’s licensing and development expertise, bolstering its role as an animation production partner.
While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Technicolor says the acquisition will help the company’s growth in the French animation market.
OuiDO! is headed up by Sandrine Nguyen Tiet and Boris Hertzog. Its toons include co-productions like Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks with Bagdasarian Productions for M6 and Sonic Boom with SEGA for Cartoon Network in the US and Canal J/Gulli in France.
The prodco is currently producing Les Légendaires (26 x 22 minutes), an animated series based on Editions Delcourt’s same-name comic book series, in collaboration with TF1 and Canal J and will soon be launching new preschool series Monchhichi.