Ilion Animation Studios

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Ilion Animation Studios
IndustryCGI animation
FounderJavier Perez Dolset
Ignacio Pérez Dolset[1]
Key people
Ignacio Pérez Dolset (COO)
Jose San Román (CEO)
Gonzalo Rueda (CTO/COO)[2]
OwnerZed Group

Ilion Animation Studios is a Spanish animation studio based in Madrid, Spain. The studio was established by the founders of Pyro Studios, a Spanish video game development studio, to create computer-animated movies for theatrical release. Ilion produced the CGI-animated film, Planet 51.


Ilion Animation Studios was originally based in Madrid, Spain. The Perez Dolset brothers, Javier and Ignacio Perez Dolset, founded the company in the year of 2002 to make animated movies. Ilion Animation Studios is a partner with U-Tad, which is a European University that is specialized in digital arts and technology. Ilion comes up with all of its own content. On occasion, Ilion works with some of its third parties.[1] Ilion Animation Studios is independently and privately owned.[3]

In March 2017, Ilion announced they would partner with Skydance Animation to produce two animated feature films: Luck and Split.[4]

Planet 51[edit]

Ilion's first feature film, Planet 51, was released in 2009. In order to create this animated feature-length film, there was over 350 people involved. The staff that came from over 20 different countries included artists, program developers, engineers and other skilled professionals.[1]


Feature films[edit]

Released films[edit]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT MC Co-production
1 Planet 51 20 November 2009 $70 million $105.6 million 21% 39 HandMade Films
TriStar Pictures
2 Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible 28 November 2014 $12.5 million $5.5 million (in Spain) 60% - Warner Bros. Pictures
Televisión Española
Zeta Cinema
Películas Pendelton

Upcoming films[edit]

# Title Release date Ref(s) Co-production
3 Wonder Park 15 March 2019 [5][6][7][8][9] Paramount Animation
Nickelodeon Movies
4 Luck 19 March 2021 [10][11][12] Paramount Animation
Skydance Media

Films in development[edit]

Title Ref(s)
Split [13][14]
Powerless [15]
The Fourteenth Goldfish [16]

Television series[edit]

Title First aired Last aired Co-production Network Notes
Wonder Park 2019 Paramount Animation
Nickelodeon Productions
Nickelodeon Second Paramount Television series to be produced for Nickelodeon.

Miscellaneous work[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "About Us". Ilion Animation Studios. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Management Team". Ilion Animation Studios. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Financial Information". Ilion Animation Studios. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (2017-10-10). "Skydance Hires Bill Damaschke for Animation-Family Entertainment Post". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  5. ^ Hopewell, John. "Annecy: Paramount Animation, Spain's Ilion Ally on 3D Tentpole (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ Uriondo, Miguel Ángel. "'Amusement Park', la mayor película de animación de la historia de España". sabemos Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  7. ^ Peña, Ángel. "'Ilion goes to Hollywood': la edad de oro de la animación española". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
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  9. ^ Busch, Anita (April 12, 2018). "The Boss Baby's Ramsey Naito, Others Join Paramount Animation Executive Ranks". Deadline. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
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  11. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (April 25, 2018). "Paramount Grows Its Animation Slate With 'Monster on the Hill,' 'Luck'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Amidi, Amid (April 26, 2018). "Paramount Announces 3 New Animated Features". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
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  15. ^ Busch, Anita (2018-02-22). "Skydance Media Taps 'Tangled's Nathan Greno In Multiyear Deal, Will Direct 'Powerless'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (8 June 2018). "'Fourteenth Goldfish' Animated Movie in Works From Skydance". Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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