LITTLE ZOO STUDIO SPECIALIZES in creating high-quality, character-driven animation for film, commercials, and virtual reality. From concept through final animation, our studio is a turn-key solution for high stakes clients around the world who need film-quality animation without the extra effort of relocating talent in-house.
WE BELIEVE studios don't always need to have a large in-house animation department to create high-quality animation. With more than 16 years of production + studio leadership, we know what it’s like to work within the resource and schedule constraints of a typical production.
WE UNDERSTAND how difficult it is to recruit top talent, build a kick-ass team, and lead everyone across the finish line -- on time and on budget. And often this needs to happen with very little ramp-up time. This is where Little Zoo excels.
WE ARE PASSIONATE about helping our clients do more work and be more efficient -- all while elevating creativity and quality. With 200+ completed projects, Little Zoo is a proven animation production partner.
NO MATTER WHAT THE SIZE OF THE TASK, LITTLE ZOO BRINGS:
ANIMATION DIRECTION + SUPERVISION
▸ Experienced direction + supervision
▸ Crystal clear communication
▸ Added creative insight and value
▸ Characters on-model + in character
▸ Strong acting + body mechanics
SENIOR LEVEL ANIMATORS + ARTISTS
▸ Experienced + award-winning talent
▸ Diverse studio + industry experience
▸ Dedicated project-specific teams
▸ Flexible + pro-active + efficient
FULL PRODUCTION OVERSIGHT
▸ Flexible pipeline integration
▸ Budget + production planning
▸ Scheduling + casting
▸ HR services
▸ Day-to-day production management
HOW WE WORK:
We listen and carefully consider your specific production needs + goals.
We assemble a custom team of top Little Zoo talent, formulate a strategic production game plan, and handle all of the day-to-day responsibilities.
We deliver kick-ass animation... on time + on budget.
FROM OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS:
"We've worked closely with Little Zoo for many years. Time and time again they've proven themselves not only to be world class animators, but also trusted creative collaborators. One of Blur's most recent projects, Love, Death + Robots, required us to refine and remold our creative and animation pipelines. When Little Zoo joined forces with us, they stepped up to the challenge and knocked it out of the park. They are true pros."
Director & Executive Producer - Love, Death + Robots, Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate
“Coming from a background in character animation (at Pixar I was a directing animator on Toy Story), I look for very high standards with regards to the medium. This is hard to find outside of the big studios, but Little Zoo is the rare exception. Not only did Little Zoo match the 'look and feel' of the style I had established for the film right out of the gate, they also delivered beautiful, well-acted performances in every single shot. I can’t say enough good things about Little Zoo.”
Director - Rock Dog, Surfs Up, Toy Story 2
"Little Zoo is everything you want in an animation partner. We've worked with them for many years, and they've always provided dependability and quality of art that exceeds expectation. Whether it be subtle character performance or fast-paced action choreography, Little Zoo is able to execute a wide range of animation styles without falter. What's more, they bring their own creative interpretation and suggestion to the table, often elevating character performance without the need for specific direction.
The Little Zoo team consistently proves they are one of the best in the business."
Producer - ATK PLN
"Working with Little Zoo was an amazing experience. Their team never lost focus on the purpose or feeling that was required by the animation. The speed at which they were able to incorporate comments and client requests was impressive. It was truly a collaborative effort.
Trusting character animation to an outside resource can be harrowing. Little Zoo’s professionalism and extremely high standards made this an awesome experience."
CG Director - SMOKE & MIRRORS
"Over the years, Little Zoo has provided us the flexibility to expand quickly when we find a projects we’re passionate about. This is only possible because they have shown the ability to bring a world-class team of artists and supervisors to any style of show we throw at them. The level of quality and pace of their production meshes very well with ours, and their work regularly inspires our artists, raising the bar overall. They do it all with limited technical support and communication is made easy with a single point of contact for their teams.
My only real reluctance in sharing this is my desire to keep them all to myself. You can’t hire them, they’re ours!"
Head of Animation & Layout - BLUR STUDIO
"We needed a lot of character animation and modeling with a very high quality standard, and Little Zoo delivered an excellent result, even when our schedule was very tight. They excelled at giving creative input on the project when it was needed. Their understanding of story structure and animation was very helpful and they always brought great ideas to improve what was being worked on. I highly recommend Little Zoo."
Director / Creative Director - AUTODESK