In 2012, the producers of Ballerina (Leap!) were faced with a challenge: how to produce a film with global reach, created with the standards of a major animation studio. They chose to base their production in Montreal, Canada, drawn to the city’s highly skilled talent pool, favorable exchange rate, and attractive tax credits. Thus, from the seed of an international production challenge, L’Atelier Animation was born.
In June 2022, L’Atelier joined Cinesite, one of the biggest leading visual effects and animation companies in the industry. With offices in Montreal, Vancouver and London, in addition to other divisions spread around Europe, our partnership with Cinesite gives us access to an international pool of artists and expertise.