Global creative Brazilian studio SPIRIT Animation has received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games for its animated series Celeste. This follows the project’s success on the international stage as one of the Top 10 Most Viewed Contents at MIPJunior (Cannes), winner of Brazil’s competitive Petrobras Production Fund and recentselection for RIO2C’s 2022 International Market Pitch.
The MegaGrant will be used to produce the show’s first episode, with all voices being recorded at Audioworks in New York. SPIRIT is talking to potential co-producers to join the 10 x 22′ animated series, which follows the journey of Celeste and her fatherly-figure Dragon, as they help a diversified kingdom to look at life from a different, brighter perspective.
“This episode will also work as a stand-alone TV special, leaving audiences curious to explore the other stories of this cute pair,” notes Fernando Macedo, Celeste creator, writer, director & executive producer and Founder & CCO of SPIRIT Animation.
Series co-director Cleber Coutinho, Partner of Production for SPIRIT Animation, adds, “Epic’s Unreal Engine for real-time rendering and animation production is the way of the future, as quality increases day by day, while [speeding up] production pipelines and workflows. We’re paving our way to an upcoming feature to be fully produced with Epic’s technology.”
SPIRIT’s upcoming releases includes the animated series It’s Gonna Be Alright’ (2022), produced with Brazil’s Children’s Hospital for Cancer; Erastinho; KARL Season 3, KARL BABIES Season 2 and the spooky direct-to-TV feature Mysterious Tales of Ketchup Jack, all part of its KARL franchise which boasts over 2 billion worldwide views (Disney XD, Amazon Prime Video, WildBrain Spark, Youku).
Learn more at spiritanimation.com.