Ellipse Animation has appointed a new director to strengthen its production capacity from its Angoulême hub.
Arnaud Réguillet, an experienced animation professional who has worked in several studios in France and abroad, has been tapped to join Ellipse Animation in the newly created post of director of Ellipse Studio Angoulême.
Ellipse Studio Angoulême is where season two of The Fox-Badger Family was produced, and its upcoming slate includes Versailles Unleashed for France Télévisions, The Marsupilamis for Groupe M6, The Smurfs season three for TF1 and Nickelodeon and the feature film Yakari 2, which will be presented next March at Cartoon Movie.
In February, Ellipse Studio Angoulême will be moving into new offices with 660-square-meter floor space and will triple the number of workstations, going from around 50 to 160.
“This development of our Angoulême studio is an important step in our strategy,” said Caroline Audebert, managing director of Ellipse Animation. “It will enable us to make a larger number of productions in parallel and plan more projects. Between Paris and Angouleme, Ellipse Animation now counts 260 seats on-site alone. Furthermore, we can benefit in full from the excellent eco-system set up by Pôle Image Magelis with the combination of studios, service providers and schools. We are also going to strengthen our relationships with schools to facilitate our recruitment policy.”
“Arnaud’s profile and valuable experience, along with his perfect knowledge of the environment in Angouleme, since he has lived and worked in the Charente for several years, are a capital asset for Ellipse Studio,” said Audebert. “We are thrilled to welcome him on board and to work with him on new projects that we will be announcing in the coming weeks.”
“I am very happy to join Ellipse Animation at a key time in its history,” said Réguillet. “It is a historic company that I’ve had the pleasure of working with as a freelancer, which knows how to renew itself, adapt to a very competitive environment and innovate in a group that provides a unique eco-system in Europe. I am proud to have the trust of Caroline and the team to drive this wonderful growth in headcount and be able to develop new areas in the months to come.”