Studio 100 Media Sets Up Animation Studio in Munich


This fall, Studio 100 Media is launching Studio Isar Animation, a new animation studio in Munich with workstations for up to 40 artists.

Studio Isar Animation will handle CGI work such as modelling, texturing, shading, lighting, FX, compositing and rendering for the company’s own film productions. The studio will also offer services for commissioned projects by third parties and co-productions. It is slated to open in October.

As its first project, Studio Isar Animation will take over the CGI work for the movie Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb. Together with its own animation studios Flying Bark Productions in Australia, Studio 100 Animation in France and Little Airplane Productions in the U.S., the Studio 100 group can now provide all segments of upcoming film productions completely in-house.

Ulli Stoef, the CEO of Studio 100 Media, commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce the founding of Studio Isar Animation. It is the next logical step for the strategic development of the Studio 100 group to have our own CGI animation studio here. It allows us to realize future projects most efficiently, to bundle expertise at the Munich location and it grants us independence as a film producer.”

Thorsten Wegener, producer at Studio 100 Media, noted: “With Studio Isar Animation, Studio 100 Media continues to open up for co-productions and co-financing of new feature-film projects by third parties. With regard to Studio 100 Film, our own sales department for international animated films, we now have the opportunity to offer our partners all steps from the idea to development, production and international distribution from a single source.”

Georg Eisenreich, Bavarian Media Minister, stated: “Studio 100 Media’s decision to expand its activities in Munich is not only a positive signal for the film location, it also shows that our location strategy of promoting digital film production is bearing fruit. I am looking forward to many animated films being made in Munich, [which] is on its way to becoming a leading location for animation and VFX.”

Dorothee Erpenstein, FFF’s managing director, added: “The fact that Studio 100 is founding its animation studio here shows how satisfied the production company is with our location. Last but not least, I am particularly pleased about the new jobs for 40 artists, which will make Munich even more creative.”