Blue Spirit has been producing and creating animated series and feature films since 2004.
Blue Spirit also acts as an executive producer and/or service provider for projects developed by French and international producers. The entire process, from pre-production to film editing, is carried out in our studios in Paris, Angoulême and Montreal, following our tried-and-tested production pipeline.
Blue Spirit’s editorial policy is to focus on projects with mainstream appeal while exacting the highest possible standards in terms of writing and image quality. This approach leaves room for “impulse” choices, like the feature-length “My Life as a Zucchini,” directed by Claude Barras in 2016. That film, which won the 2017 César Awards for Best Animation and Best Adaptation, was also nominated for an Academy Award, selected at Cannes, and received accolades at countless festivals, including the Audience Award and Cristal for a Feature Film at Annecy in 2016, the Valois de Diamant at Angoulême, and the Audience Award at Melbourne, San Sebastián, Zurich and Warsaw.
As part of its production structure, Blue Spirit Productions has developed and produced 80 hours of programs since 2006, including the series “The Mysterious Cities of Gold,” “Loopdidoo,” “Emilie,” “UFO,” “Little Chicks” and feature films like Claude Barras’s “My Life as a Zucchini” and Jean-François Laguionie’s “The Painting.”
In 2009, Blue Spirit Productions was notably recompensed with the PROCIREP Award for French Television Producer.
Blue Spirit Productions continues to work on new projects, like the series “Arthur and the Children of the Round Table,” “Alice & Lewis,” “The Borrowers” and “The Baker Street Four,” as well as Jean-François Laguionie’s new film, “Le Voyage du Prince,” and the feature film “Yaya” written by Patrick Marty and adapted from the graphic novels “La Balade de Yaya” (published by Fei).
The subsidiary Just Kids, a newcomer to our group, develops animated series like “Splat the Cat,” based on the picture books by Rob Scotton.
Studios / Lab
Our studios, situated in Angoulême, Montreal and Paris, are used by numerous French and international partners (Cyber Group Studios, Les Armateurs, Folivari, Passion Pictures, Tf1 Productions, Zodiak Kids Studios) for both their series and feature films.
Over the past 12 years, more than 40 animation films and series – including “The Long Long Holiday,” “Zorro: The Chronicles,” “Mini Ninjas” and “Ernest & Célestine” – have been created in our studios.
Equipped with more than 200 work stations plus the latest cutting-edge 3-D and 2-D animation software, our studios are adapted to work on any type of production.
Our teams’ strong expertise in all aspects of animation production enables us to provide exceptional technical and artistic support for our clients.
The Blue Spirit Lab and its development team continually research and refine specialized production tools, allowing us to adapt to the demands of each graphic universe.
This includes, notably, our in-house production and media management software “Simone,” which enables us to follow in real time the creation of all the programs produced in our different studios.
The Lab team also develops tools to help automatize the different stages of our production workflow.
Finally, to ensure we always offer the latest technological innovations to our clients, our Lab continues to explore and create new ways of working with the images of tomorrow: UHD, HDR, VR…