A new Malaysia-based joint venture between the country’s Creative Media Point and Award-winning Finnish animation studio Anima Vitae is on the map. The newly dubbed Anima Point will seek to leverage Anima Vitae’s technical skills, creative talent and global network with Creative Media Point’s established Malaysian and Asian presences.
Numerous initiatives from the Malaysian government in recent years have been developed to encourage international co-productions as well as home-grown animation, including the Film in Malaysia Incentive that offers a rebate of 30% of in-country expenditure to foreign producers.
Anima Point has been tapped by Germany-based Trixter for service work on their 3D animated feature Seven Dwarves. The next big project for the new joint venture will be as a co-producer with Trixter, Einstein Film (Denmark) and Anima Vitae on the 3D feature Hugo. Budgeted at $10 million USD, Hugo is based off the popular ’90s troll character and is due for completion in 2016.