DHX Media to Build Animation Studio in Vancouver

DHX Media has rebranded its content-creation arm.

DHX Studios is dedicated to developing and producing original content in both animation and live action for kids and families.

The Canadian company says that it is also building a new 60,000 square-foot animation studio in Vancouver to consolidate its West Coast production operations of approximately 700 workers. The new facility is slated for completion in December.

“The reorganization of this business unit cements DHX Media’s dedication to producing outstanding original content. We’re excited to launch DHX Studios under this strong management group, and to be bringing our 2D and 3D Vancouver animation teams together into one facility,” Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media, stated.

“The formation of DHX Studios integrates the expertise of our creative teams in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax and allows us to push our industry’s standards for creative excellence. We’re proud to be producing the highest quality animation and live action in the industry, and continuing our work with top content creators in the kids and family business,” Asaph Fipke, DHX Studios CCO, added.

Recent original DHX productions include Inspector Gadget, Slugterra, Dr. Dimensionpants, Super Noobs, Teletubbies, Make It Pop, and Degrassi: Next Class. Other series recently announced and currently in either production or development by DHX Studios include Airmageddon, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Stephen & Lucy Hawking’s Secret Key to the Universe.