‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Animation Studio Duncan Launches ‘Duncan Originals’



Duncan Studio collaborated with director Rob Marshall to create the 2D animated sequences in Disney’s hybrid live-action function ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ garnering 5 Annie Award nominations, together with wins for Greatest Animated Particular Manufacturing and Character Animation in a Stay Motion Manufacturing.

Duncan Studio, the studio accountable for the 2D-animated sequences in Disney’s Annie Award-winning function Mary Poppins Returns is transferring into manufacturing of authentic content material with the launch of Duncan Originals, Deadline reviews.

Led by Canadian-born Ken Duncan, who labored as an animator at Disney for a few years earlier than beginning the Pasadena, CA-based studio in 2007, the brand new in-house improvement and manufacturing division is growing a slate of animated options, tv collection and short-form content material concentrating on the worldwide animation viewers.

Tasks in improvement embrace the fantasy/sci-fi journey Nature’s Finish, which is able to mix live-action, animation and gaming, and which stars a feminine hero who transforms her world with out utilizing violence or imitating her male counterparts.

R.E.D., a six-part science fiction anthology collection impressed by the pulp novels of the 1950s can be in improvement. Revolving round a machine pondering its worth as a “residing” being, the challenge is written as a humorous detective story.

“Our improvement division has created a slate of distinctive, inclusive, gender balanced and visually compelling tales, that can have interaction and resonate with audiences globally,” Duncan reportedly said to Deadline. “Our mission is to work with culturally numerous established and rising new expertise to broaden the inventive boundaries of the animation artwork kind.”

With a historical past of collaborating with high expertise together with Rob Marshall, Tom Hanks, Katherine Bigelow and Brad Chicken, in addition to main manufacturing firms akin to WB, Common, Illumination and Disney, Duncan Studio is likely one of the few animation studios specializing in 2D hand-drawn animation in addition to CG. The studio most just lately collaborated with director Rob Marshall to create the 2D animated sequences in Disney’s hybrid live-action function Mary Poppins Returns, garnering 5 Annie Award nominations, together with wins for Greatest Animated Particular Manufacturing and Character Animation in a Stay Motion Manufacturing. 

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