Technicolor has acquired Mikros Image, a French animation producer and postproduction house based in Paris, France and Montreal, Canada to get deeper into animation services.
Terms of the deal with Mikros’ parent company Mediacontech for the VFX and animation producer were not disclosed.
The Montreal animation facility, which largely executes feature film animation for Mikros Image productions, recently completed work on Onyx Film/Paramount’s upcoming feature Le Petit Prince, directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), and includes a commercial division. Also included in its animation portfolio are properties such as Asterix: le Domaine des Dieux (Asterix: The Land of the Gods) and Mune le gardien de la lune.
The acquisition complements Technicolor’s animation services, which recently grew with its acquisition this past February of OuiDO! Productions, the French production house behind animated series such as Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks and Sonic Boom.
Technicolor, which already owns VFX and animation houses like Mr. X, MPC and OuiDO!, said Mikros Image would retain its own brand and management.