Collideascope
Industry
Founded1995; 27 years ago (1995)
Founders
  • Michael-Andreas Kuttner
  • Steven Comeau
Defunct2009; 13 years ago (2009)
FateClosed
Headquarters,
Canada
Products
Number of employees
120 (2007)

Collideascope, or Collideascope Digital Productions, was an animation studio and new media company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1995 to 2009.[1][2][3] Founded by Michael-Andreas Kuttner and Steven Comeau, it was the largest animation studio in Atlantic Canada at 120 employees in 2007,[1] down from 130 at its peak in 2005.[2]

Notable original productions from Collideascope include the Gemini Award-winning Olliver's Adventures, one of the earliest animated TV series made in Macromedia Flash,[4] and Delilah & Julius, both in association with Decode Entertainment and commissioning broadcaster Teletoon.[5][6]

The company also handled animation service work, including for Johnny Test and its final project before shutting down, Speed Racer: The Next Generation.[2][7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Down the tube" – via The Globe and Mail.
  2. ^ a b c Chapin, Angelina. "Empty frames". The Coast Halifax.
  3. ^ M-A (2009-06-03). "What M-A Is Up To: Quick update". Whatm-aisupto.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  4. ^ "New Media Keeps Young People in Nova Scotia - Government of Nova Scotia, Canada". Novascotia.ca. 2003-05-28. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  5. ^ "Full slate and new studio for Collideascope".
  6. ^ "Mark Cappello and M-A Kuttner, part II". Archived from the original on December 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Weekend reading, an interview with Michael-Andreas Kuttner, co-founder and former COO of Collideascope Digital Productions, part I". Archived from the original on December 19, 2011.