Sparx Animation Studios

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Industry 3D Animation
Founded June 23, 1995
Founder Jean Christophe Bernard
Guillaume Hellouin
Fabrice Giger
Headquarters Paris, France
Area served
Shanghai, China
Vancouver, British Columbia
Tokyo, Japan
Saigon, Vietnam
Owner Virtuos
Number of employees

Sparx Animation Studios or Sparx* is a visual effects/animation company that creates feature films, TV shows and game cinematics. Sparx is owned by Virtuos, and has production teams in Shanghai, Chengdu and Saigon, and offices in Paris, Vancouver and Tokyo.

Sparx was founded in 1995 by Jean-Christophe Bernard, Guillaume Hellouin and Fabrice Giger, and became well known for co-producing Rolie Polie Olie with Nelvana and Disney Channel. The company produced the fully computer-animated movie Igor, starring John Cusack and Molly Shannon which was released on September 19, 2008.

Sparx had temporarily closed its French office in 2008, and American and Vietnamese offices in 2010. In September 2011, Sparx' assets and core team were acquired and reopened by Virtuos,[1] a digital entertainment production company. Virtuos has more than 1000 employees under the Virtuos and Sparx* brands.


Feature Animation
TV Series
DTV Productions
Special effects


  1. ^ "Virtuos buys Sparx". Variety. 

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