French and Japanese producers have come together to form GO-N Prods., a new company that will create French and European animation for children. The Paris, France-based entity will explore Japanese/French business opportunities.
GO-N is the result of a partnership formed in June of this year between former Antefilms (France) producer Eric Garnet, former Antefilms head of development Anne de Galard and Japanese animation company GDH K.K., which owns Gonzo studio and is backing the new enterprise.
GO-N plans to take advantage of GDH’s creative Japan/U.S. network, as well its operations in the Japanese and Asian markets. GDH will work closely with GO-N to strengthen its entry in the European market by searching for original stories and developing graphic design elements. The two companies intend to leverage each other’s strengths in production to work on globally targeted joint projects.
GO-N and GDH also plan to facilitate each other’s entrance into the partner’s domestic market. GDH, which has overseas bases in Los Angeles and London, is actively promoting overseas exposure of its consumer brands, Gonzo and Gonzino.