California-based animation studio Film Roman has joined forces with animation facility Boxel Studios to form Film Roman Baja JV. The studio is located in Tijuana, Mexico, just south of San Diego.
The joint-venture is fully operational, and as a full-service animation and visual effects studio, will specialize in both traditional and 3D animation.
Film Roman Baja will create cost-effective animated properties across a number of platforms including feature films, TV and new media productions. Current client productions include Mattel’s animated series Max Steel (pictured).
Boxel Studios co-founder and creative director Uriel Reyes Botello, as well as co-founder and director Andres Reyes Botello, will oversee the JV’s day-to-day operations. Film Roman CEO Steve Waterman and founder Phil Roman will provide senior management to the new studio.
Previous Film Roman projects include The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy and Tom & Jerry. The company was recently acquired by Waterman Entertainment.