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Featured Studio: Animal Logic

Featured Studio: Animal Logic
17 Jul 2018 by DigiBC

Animal Logic is a world-renowned animation and visual effects studio that was founded by Zareh Nalbandian and Chris Godfrey in 1991 in Sydney, Australia. Being that Chris is one of the country's top visual effects supervisors and Zareh is at the forefront of producing award-winning design, animation, and visual effects, it made for a great foundation to get the company off the ground.


Since then they have branched out to create a global family with additional locations in Vancouver and Los Angeles. They describe this family as a collaborative, innovative, dedicated passionate, and creative bunch who all share the same philosophy - to make great work with great people. It's a place where the staff love what they do and have fun doing it. The company also ensures that they are always working on high-end, quality projects while still having a focus on staff training and career development. 



Over the years, Animal Logic has produced a slew of award-winning films with their most prominent ones being Happy Feet (their very first animated feature film which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature), The LEGO Movie (where they partnered with Warner Bros., Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Chris McKay, and had a team of over 350 artists, technicians, and support staff working on the film for 2+ years), and Peter Rabbit (the studio developed innovative and groundbreaking technology in order to bring the complex characters to life).

In 2017, the Animal Logic family grew to over 600 people from more than 30 countries and it is still an independent Australian company! Another exciting fact is that in 2016, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) partnered with them to create the UTS Animal Logic Academy. The Master of Animation and Visualisation in a postgraduate program now in its second year. Applications are currently open for the class of 2019 and more details can be found here.



The two projects they currently have in production are The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Captain Marvel. A partnership with Imagine Entertainment and Warner Bros. to co-develop, produce and co-finance a slate of animated and hybrid family films was also recently announced. They are always looking for new team members to join their global family and have roles available in animation, visual effects, production, concept art and more! Further details on these openings can be found here.

Notable Awards
2014 BAFTA Award: Best Animated Film (The LEGO Movie)
2013 AACTA Award: Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects (The Great Gatsby)
2007 BAFTA Award: Best Animated Film (Happy Feet)
2007 Academy Award: Best Animated Feature (Happy Feet)