Flying Bark opens Spanish studio

Animated production company now has bases in Sydney, Los Angeles & Madrid with over 600 personnel.

Barbara Stephen, Laila Sleiman Sanz & Ramon Giráldez

Flying Bark Productions has opened a new studio in Madrid, Spain, adding to its presence in Sydney and Los Angeles, now at over 600 creative, technical and production professionals.

Flying Bark Productions is renowned for producing premium CGI and traditional 2D animated series and feature films, as both an independent producer and servicing international studios and platforms including Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon and Netflix.

The company’s prolific catalogue includes Emmy-award winning Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney TVA), What If…? (Marvel), Monkie Kid (LEGO) and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon), and currently partnering with Netflix on the animated adaptation of its global hit series Stranger Things.

In addition, Flying Bark’s team is behind independent productions Maya the Bee Movie, FriendZspace, 100% Wolf (series and feature films) and the recently announced limited animated series based on Shaun Tan’s illustrated novel Tales from Outer Suburbia (ABC).

The Australian-Spanish co-production of 200% Wolf, the sequel to 100% Wolf, will be released theatrically in the second half of 2024 in all major territories, supported by Viva Kids (USA), StudioCanal (Australia), and Signature (UK) and many major territories across EMEA, Asia and LAM.

“We have always enjoyed collaborating with European storytellers and creative talent over the years, with many successful co-productions for our independent projects. We are now thrilled to establish an even stronger presence in Europe with the opening of our Madrid studio,” said Barbara Stephen, CEO of Flying Bark Productions.

“Spain was a natural next step for us due to the globally recognised creative and technical talent, attractive local incentives and the allure of one of the best cities in Europe. The studio will initially focus on hiring CG talent, but we plan to grow a traditional 2D talent pool in the near future and be involved with developing and producing a slate of original content with international appeal.”

To set up the studio, Flying Bark is partnering with Ramon Giráldez, an experienced Studio Supervisor, who is a key figure in the Spanish animation industry.

Flying Bark is currently recruiting several positions for the new studio at www.flyingbark.com.au. Laila Sleiman Sanz, is appointed as Senior Recruiter.

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