Ellipse Animation strengthens Angouleme studio and hires Arnaud Réguillet

Ellipse Studio Angouleme will be moving into new offices with 660 m2 floor space and will treble the number of workstations, going from around 50 to 160, under the direction of Arnaud Réguillet.

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Ellipse Animation is continuing its development by strengthening its production capacity from its Angouleme site. Established in the Charente since 2014, in February Ellipse Studio Angouleme will be moving into new offices with 660 m2 floor space and will treble the number of workstations, going from around 50 to 160.

Ellipse Studio Angouleme, where season 2 of "The Fox-Badger Family" was produced (season 1 won the Unifrance Audiovisual Export Award in 2020) and which is broadcast on France Télévisions, is getting ready to work on ambitious new programmes: "Versailles Unleashed" for France Télévisions, "The Marsupilamis" for Groupe M6, "The Smurfs" season 3 for TF1 and Nickelodeon and the feature film "Yakari 2" which will be presented next March at Cartoon Movie.

“This development of our Angouleme studio is an important step in our strategy” said Caroline Audebert, Managing Director of Ellipse Animation. “It will enable us to make a larger number of productions in parallel and plan more projects. Between Paris and Angouleme, Ellipse Animation now counts 260 seats on site alone. Furthermore, we can benefit in full from the excellent eco-system set up by Pôle Image Magelis with the combination of studios, service providers and schools. We are also going to strengthen our relationships with schools to facilitate our recruitment policy”.

To support this transformation, Ellipse Animation has appointed experienced animation professional Arnaud Réguillet to take up the newly created post of Director of Ellipse Studio Angouleme. He reports to Caroline Audebert and works closely with line producers Fabien Coulon and Xavier Morelli, and CG General Supervisor Laurent Panissier.

“I am very happy to join Ellipse Animation at a key time in its history” said Arnaud Réguillet. “It is a historic company that I’ve had the pleasure of working with as a free-lancer, which knows how to renew itself, to adapt to a very competitive environment and innovate in a group which provides a unique eco-system in Europe. I am proud to have the trust of Caroline and the team to drive this wonderful growth in headcount and be able to develop new areas in the months to come”.

“Arnaud’s profile and valuable experience, along with his perfect knowledge of the environment in Angouleme, since he has lived and worked in the Charente for several years, are a capital asset for Ellipse Studio” said Audebert. “We are thrilled to welcome him on board and to work with him on new projects that we will be announcing in the coming weeks”.

This development of our Angouleme studio is an important step in our strategy It will enable us to make a larger number of productions in parallel and plan more projects” Caroline Audebert Managing Director of Ellipse Animation