Australia-based animation and effects company Animal Logic and X Factor creator Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment have agreed to a long-term deal focused on creating music-based animated and hybrid animation/live action films.
The companies already have a number of animation and music-based films in advanced development. The partnership plans to leverage their deep relationships in the film and music industries to bring together world-class talent to inspire and create the next generation of family films. Their first hybrid animated music-based film is set for release in 2016.
Animal Logic is the studio behind such hits as The LEGO Movie and Happy Feet.
Syco Entertainment is the United Kingdom’s most successful music label and created the world’s biggest selling reality TV format, Got Talent, and The X Factor. In 2013, Syco produced the 3D concert movie One Direction: This Is Us.
Heading up the partnership will be Animal Logic’s Zareh Nalbandian and Jason Lust and Syco Entertainment’s Adam Milano.
“Our partnership aims to create distinctive movies combining great music, groundbreaking visuals and amazing stories,” says Lust. “With teams based in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new venture together.”