Thanks to an interview by Toon Boom, the company which provides the animation software for Boulder Media Limited, we are treated with a new look at Transformers: Cyberverse Bumblebee and Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy Hot Shot.
The interview with Boulder Media CEO Robert Cullen, also states the following:
“Since then, all of Boulder Media’s 2D animation productions have been done in Toon Boom Harmony. This partnership reached new heights after the studio was acquired by Hasbro. When the toymaker and content producer came along, it was looking for a way to consolidate all its animated projects under one roof, while also adding creative flare to its flagship brands like Transformers, My Little Pony and Rescue Bots.
When Cullen learned Boulder would be involved in the creative process start-to-finish, from conceptualization to compositing, he was enticed. This level of control was Danger Mouse deja vu, and he liked what he saw. He recognized the opportunity to propel the studio’s potential, allowing it to express its unique designs, vision and artistic perspectives — and grow its team.
Ultimately, Cullen moved forward with the acquisition. Boulder went from producing three projects at most to six IPs including season two of Danger Mouse and Hasbro’s Micronauts, The Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and Rescue Bots Academy, all in Toon Boom Harmony. The studio is also storyboarding the latest Transformers series and its first CG animated feature film in Storyboard Pro.
“Each project has a team with their own director and production manager — every piece feels like it’s a boutique production that people can take pride in,” says Cullen. “It doesn’t feel like we’re this vast company making random shows and we have to make sure it stays that way.””
You can check out the image, after the jump.