|Headquarters||Culver City, California|
Blur Studio is an American-based production company which specialises in CGI visual effects, CGI animation and CGI design. Located in Culver City, California, the studio has produced CGI-animated films, teasers and ad spots for television, as well as video-game CGI cinematics.
Founded in September 1994 by David Stinnett, Tim Miller, Cat Chapman and Al Shier, Blur has worked on numerous projects earning critical acclaim. Sometime in the early 2000s, the studio took interest in the Bionicle toyline by The Lego Group and came up with an idea for a Bionicle film, and a short test pitch was created, under the title "Tahu Nuva vs Kohrak". The project did not manage to be green light by Lego, however a direct-to-video film was eventually made in 2003. The final animation for the film was eventually handled by Creative Capers Entertainment.
In 2009, they assisted with the creation of CGI environments in the Academy Award-winning film Avatar.
Blur Studio produced a cinematic trailer for the video game PlanetSide 2 titled "Death is No Excuse." They were also responsible for the cinematic trailers of Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight. They remade the Halo 2 cutscenes for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) and produced the cutscenes for Halo Wars 2 (2017) after doing so for Halo Wars (2009).
In 2016, Miller and the studio returned to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and were involved with the film adaptation of the series which was in development at Sony Pictures until they put the project into turnaround and sold the rights to Paramount Pictures in 2017. The film was released in February 14, 2020 in collaboration with Sega and their animation studio, Marza Animation Planet, and Original Film. A sequel was released on April 8, 2022.
In 2019, the studio produced the animation for the Netflix anthology series Love, Death & Robots, created by Tim Miller, and also produced the second volume of the series. On May 16, 2019, it was announced that Blur Studio's film The Goon, based on the 1999 comic of the same name by Eric Powell, secured a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
Film and television
|1999||South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut|
|2009||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron|
|2019||Love, Death & Robots|
|2020||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|2022||Sonic the Hedgehog 2|
|2024||Sonic the Hedgehog 3|
|2001||Quake III Revolution|
|2001||Return to Castle Wolfenstein|
|2003||Need for Speed: Underground|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|2005||Shadow the Hedgehog|
|2006||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|2009||Star Wars: The Old Republic|
|2009||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2|
|2014||Dark Souls II|
|2014||Halo 2 Anniversary|
|2017||Halo Wars 2|
|2019||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
|2003||SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D|
|2008||The Simpsons Ride|
- Official website
- Blur Studio API's, Libraries and Tools (blur-dev)
- Making of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Trailer at Gnomon Events
- "About Blur Studio".
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- "Tahu Nuva vs Kohrak". May 26, 2011.
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- Dornbush, Jonathon (November 10, 2014). "'Master Chief Collection' developers discuss 10-year evolution of 'Halo 2' cinematics". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
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- Kit, Borys (October 31, 2016). "'Deadpool' Director Shifts to Sony's 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
- Kroll, Justin (May 28, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog' Sequel in the Works". Variety. Archived from the original on May 29, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
- Fuster, Jeremy (July 23, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Gets April 2022 Release Date". TheWrap. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
- Trumbore, Dave (May 16, 2019). "'The Goon' in Development at Long Last Through Disney's Fox with Chernin Group". Collider. Retrieved September 21, 2019.