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Mokko Studio
IndustryAnimation and Special effects
Founded2003
Defunct2017
Headquarters,
Canada
WebsiteMokkoStudio.com

Mokko Studio was a Canadian visual effects and animation firm. The company operated in three main markets, film, television and also commercials. The company employed over 70 artists, and was located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company was co-founded by Danny Bergeron and Alain Lachance.

Overview

Mokko Studio first began its operations in 2003, when the company was co-founded by Danny Bergeron and Alain Lachance. Since the company's inception, Bergeron has been responsible for leading the studio while Lachance manages the creative side of the firm. .[1] Mokko has been responsible for working on various film projects such as Riddick and also Underworld: Awakening. .[2]

History

Since the company's foundation in 2003, they have worked on various projects. One of their initial breaks came within the first year, when they worked on the visual effects for the video game, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring .[3] Over the next 3 years the company worked on a number of TV series, which included Mars Rising[4] and the CGI for Clash of the Dinosaurs. .[5]

Following the company's success in video games and TV series, they moved into film special effects and animation. Within the first few years, Mokko had developed effects and animation for the horror Silent Hill.[6] and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In 2012, the company received investment of $200,000 in order to expand their operations.[7] In September 2013, they featured on StudioDaily.com after they designed a number of special effect creatures for the film, Riddick. It was the third film of the trilogy, that was released in 2013. Mokko was responsible for designing lifelike Jackals and Mud Demons for the film.[8] [9]

References

  1. ^ ""About the Management Team"". Mokko Studio. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ ""Alain Lachance - Mokko Studio"". IMDB. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ ""Full Cast & Crew: The Lord of the Rings - Visual Effects"". IMDB. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ ""Credits"". Race to Mars. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. ^ ""Clash of the Dinosaurs"". Tim Goodchild. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  6. ^ ""Living a Nightmare"". CGW. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  7. ^ ""Government of Canada lends financial support to Mokko Studio"". Canada Economic Development. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  8. ^ ""Mokko Studio VFX Producer Marc A. Rousseau on Riddick"". StudioDaily. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  9. ^ ""Mokko creates 300+ VFX for 'Riddick'"". Post Magazine. Retrieved 4 February 2014.