Animal Logic, Syco Entertainment Form Film Development Partnership
May 8, 2014

Animal Logic, Syco Entertainment Form Film Development Partnership

SYDNEY – Animal Logic Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have entered into a long-term, multi-project partnership focused on the creation and development of music-based animated films and hybrid animation/live-action films, in addition to other original multimedia IP.

Animal Logic and Syco Entertainment already have a number of innovative, animation and music-based films in advanced development. The partnership plans to leverage their deep relationships in the film and music industries to bring together world-class talent to inspire and create the next generation of family films. Their first hybrid animated music-based film is set for release in 2016.

Animal Logic is the Australian animation and visual effects studio behind such hits as The LEGO Movie and Happy Feet .

Syco Entertainment (a music, film and television joint venture with Sony Music) is the UK’s most successful music label and created the world’s biggest-selling reality TV format “Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” In 2013, Syco produced the 3D concert movie One Direction: This Is Us  

Heading up the partnership will be Animal Logic’s, Zareh Nalbandian and Jason Lust and Syco Entertainment’s,Adam Milano. 

Zareh Nalbandian, CEO of Animal Logic, said, “We are thrilled to bring together the amazing talent, global reach and expertise in popular music of Syco Entertainment alongside Animal Logic’s rich history of innovative, cutting-edge animation and universal storytelling. I am confident our collaboration with Syco will be a powerful force in family entertainment.” 

Adam Milano, Syco’s head offilm , added, “Every movie Animal Logic has touched has moved the dial visually and creatively. Between this and Syco’s strong roots in the music business, this feels like an amazing marriage of talents.” 

Animal Logic’s Jason Lust adds, “Our partnership aims to create distinctive movies combining great music, groundbreaking visuals and amazing stories. With teams based in the UK, US and Australia, we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new venture together.”