Independent animation studio Wild Brain has acquired a majority stake in New York-based limited-edition art toy creator Kidrobot. Together, the two companies will develop animated entertainment properties for television, film, direct-to-video and other media based on existing Kidrobot characters and others to be created.
‘Wild Brain provides Kidrobot with the opportunity to extend its creative energy into the world of digital animation,’ says Kidrobot owner and founder Paul Budnitz. ‘This is a logical next step for Kidrobot, as much of our inspiration comes from animated media.’ Budnitz will continue to serve as president of Kidrobot while taking on the duties of exec producer at Wild Brain Animation Studios.
Founded in 1994, Wild Brain Inc. develops and produces content for the global film, television and commercials markets. The company’s client list includes Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Oxygen. More information can be found at www.wildbrain.com.
Kidrobot mixes urban street trends with creative design and fine art to produce limited edition, collectible pieces of art. The company operates store-galleries in SoHo, New York City, San Francisco, Calif. and Santa Monica, Calif. The company can also be found on the web at www.kidrobot.com.