Prana Studios

Prana Studios
Private
Industry Visual effects, CGI animation
Founded 2005
Headquarters Los Angeles, United States
Number of locations
2 (Mumbai, India)
Subsidiaries
34x118 Holdings, LLC
Website Prana Studios

Prana Studios, Inc. is an American computer animation and visual effects company, founded in 2005 in Los Angeles, United States, with a wholly owned subsidiary in Mumbai, India.

Prana Studios' investors include Reliance Industries and Mahindra Group.[1]

History

Prana Studios was founded in April 2003 by Arish Fyzee, Kristin Dornig and Pankaj Gunsagar.[2] In 2003, Prana opened its Mumbai office.[3]

In 2008, The Weinstein Company launched a series of direct-to-video CG feature-length films called Unstable Fables - they were produced amongst others, by The Jim Henson Company and Prana Studios.[2] The first released was 3 Pigs and a Baby, the second released was Tortoise vs. Hare and third and final released was The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show.

Prana produces stories and CG imagery for US domestic, international and Indian domestic Bollywood markets, including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai for Dharma Productions,[4] as well as the upcoming French animated film Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father.

On March 29, 2013, Prana Studios affiliate 34x118 Holdings, LLC won the bidding of Rhythm and Hues Studios in a bankruptcy auction against other visual effects/CGI animation studios, Prime Focus and Brave Vision. Another contender, Psyop, was eliminated early in the process.[5] The sale was "valued at about $30 million."[6]

In the Late Fall of 2017, A Little Curious has competed to try for Lost, Found, Hit while the aftermarket of HBO.

Filmography

Feature films

Title Original Release Date Co-production with
Hoodwinked!January 13, 2006The Weinstein Company[6]
Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a BabyMarch 4, 2008The Weinstein Company
The Jim Henson Company
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. HareSeptember 9, 2008The Weinstein Company
The Jim Henson Company
Tinker BellSeptember 18, 2008Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
Unstable Fables: The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears ShowDecember 16, 2008The Weinstein Company
The Jim Henson Company
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes BackOctober 5, 2010Vanguard Animation
Tron: LegacyNovember 30, 2010Walt Disney Pictures
Note: visual effects only[6]
Dylan Dog: Dead of NightMarch 16, 2011
(Italy)
Hyde Park Entertainment
Platinum Studios
Note: visual effects only
Secret of the WingsAugust 16, 2012
(Ukraine)
Disneytoon Studios
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's ReturnJune 14, 2013
(AIAFF)
Summertime Entertainment
MetegolJuly 18, 2013
(Argentina)
Universal Pictures International
PlanesAugust 9, 2013Disneytoon Studios[6]
Saving SantaNovember 5, 2013Gateway Films
The Pirate FairyFebruary 13, 2014
(Denmark)
Disneytoon Studios
Planes: Fire & RescueJuly 18, 2014Disneytoon Studios
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeastDecember 12, 2014
(United Kingdom)
Disneytoon Studios

Short films

Title Original Release Date Co-production with
The ChubbChubbs Save XmasAugust 8, 2007Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
Kaka's Great AdventureMay 2015Chimelong Ocean Kingdom[7]

Television

Title Original Release Date Co-production with Notes
Pixie Hollow GamesNovember 19, 2011DisneyToon Studios
An Elf's Story: The Elf on the ShelfNovember 26, 2011Trick 3D
Game of Thrones[8]April 17, 2011HBOVFX only

References

  1. Bhattacharjee, Nivedita (October 12, 2016). "Witches and thrones: Indian animators cash in on special effects boom". Reuters. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  2. 1 2 Baisley, Sarah (May 22, 2006). "Weinstein Co. Launches CG Unstable Fables Video Line". Animation World Network. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  3. "Foreign Animation Studios In Expansion Mode". Financial Express. Aug 6, 2004.
  4. "Karan Johar announces four new projects". Sify.com Movies. Feb 8, 2008.
  5. "Two-Day Roller Coaster Ends Delivers L.A. VFX Studio to Indian Owners." Variety, March 28, 2013.
  6. 1 2 3 4 Verrier, Richard (29 March 2013). "Rhythm & Hues finalizes sale to Prana Studios". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  7. Michael Switow (June 2015). "Chimelong Ocean Kingdom - June 2015". IAAPA.
  8. "This Indian company made Khaleesi's dragons in Game of Thrones", Quartz India, July 14, 2015
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