Animation Lab was an animation studio based in Jerusalem and Los Angeles.[1]

Founded in 2006, and backed by Israeli Venture Capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), the studio was developing its first feature film, The Wild Bunch, as the first feature-length CGI animation film produced in Israel. The story was to involve genetically modified cornstalks trying to take over a meadow populated by common wildflowers. Philip LaZebnik was hired to write the screenplay, and Alexander Williams was slated to make his directorial debut.[2][3][4][5]

Animation Lab closed in 2013.[6]


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  2. ^ Fritz, Ben (23 April 2007). "Animation Lab goes 'Wild': Israeli studio unites LaZebnik, Williams". Variety. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ Inamdar, Shaker (17 October 2017). "iRealities: 2D 3D Animation, Visual Effects (VFX), and Top Animation Studio in India". iRealities. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ Baisley, Sarah (23 April 2007). "Animation Lab to Produce First CGI Feature in Israel". Animation World Network. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  5. ^ Ackerman, Gwen (27 July 2009). "'Waltz With Bashir' Fuels Growth in Israel's Animation Industry". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  6. ^ Williams, Alex (11 February 2013). "The End of Animation Lab". FLIP. Retrieved 20 May 2014.