Passion Pictures announces an exciting new partnership with Paris-based animation outfit Circus Studios

The partnership will allow Passion Pictures and Circus Studios to continue their successful relationship and enable both award-winning studios to further expand their long form animated Features and TV Series slates.

Passion Paris, a Passion Pictures company, and Circus Studios have previously collaborated on a wide variety of projects including three seasons and over 650 hours of LEGO City Adventures for original network Nickelodeon.

The studios are in development on a brand-new TV series Earthworm Jim - Beyond The Groovy based on the cult, iconic 90’s computer game bringing Earthworm Jim’s world to television.

The agreement will see Circus Studios working with Passion Pictures’ in-house creative team on CG animation, bolstering Passion Pictures ’ offering and capacity for large-scale projects for world-leading clients. Sharing a passion for excellence, captivating storytelling and animation on the cutting edge of technology, the partnership is a natural fit.

David Park, Executive Producer and Head of Production, Passion Animation, a division of Passion Pictures  said: “I am excited to further develop Passion’s creative collaboration with Circus Studios. Along with our Paris team, led by Marc Bodin-Joyeux, the agreement with Circus Studios will enable us to expand Passion Pictures’ offering in France, allowing us to take on larger scale commissions as well as service our own slate of original features and series. This collaboration will help continue Passion’s bold expansion of our animation division.”

Julien Villanueva and Jérome Bacquet, Co-founders of Circus Studios added: “We have had a strong working relationship with Marc Bodin-Joyeux for years, working on commercials and animation series for Passion Paris. We are very excited to collaborate with Passion Pictures  and to take on these new creative challenges.”

The agreement with Circus Studios continues Passion Animation’s rapid expansion following the recent additions of Pixar Veteran and Academy Award winning Alan Barillaro, Head of Development Nicki Cortese and Head of Production and Executive Producer David Park to Passion’s long form team of Executive Producer Debbie Crosscup and Oscar-winning Founder and Executive Creative Director Andrew Ruhemann.