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C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Company typePrivately held company
IndustryCGI animation
FoundedMarch 31, 1994
FounderWilliam Shatner
Bob Munroe
John Mariella
Kyle Menzies
DefunctMarch 15, 2010
Toronto, Ontario

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures was a Canadian film and television computer animation special effects studio based in Toronto, and founded at the end of March 1994. Its productions included fully animated television series and feature films.

C.O.R.E. signed a production partnership deal with Radar Pictures.[1]


C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures was started in 1994 by John Mariella, Kyle Menzies, Bob Munroe and William Shatner.[1]

Its first and only animated feature film, The Wild, was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures (United States).[1] It met with unfavourable critical and commercial reaction.

As with most Canadian F/X firms, a rising exchange rate, coupled with a decline in employment due to the economic downturn, would take a negative toll on C.O.R.E. After failing to secure a loan guarantee from the provincial government of Ontario, C.O.R.E. ceased operations on March 15, 2010.[1]

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures


Series, unless mentioned otherwise.


C.O.R.E. Toons

Animated films


  1. ^ a b c d e f Vlessing, Etan (March 16, 2010). "Toronto FX giant C.O.R.E. Digital shuts down". The Hollywood Reporter. AP. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Spine". Official website. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  3. ^ Desowitz, Bill (9 June 2009). "Chris Landreth Talks The Spine" (Interview). Animation World Network. Retrieved 12 March 2011.