Toonz Live Action was formally launched to mark the foray into the live-action production space. Being an established content provider for the animation, saw a logical and natural evolution into live-action production and VFX. Our initial ventures,' Mostly Ghostly' (Distributed by Universal Studios and aired in Disney) and 'Magic Beyond Words' (a story based on the life of J.K.Rowling) both met with enormous international success, and most recent live-action venture Jamillah & Aladdin co-produced with BBC became of the top-rated kids shows in UK (4th in the ranking of kids shows CBBC), and which has sold across the globe to broadcasters and platforms including ABC Australia, Aljazeera, Clan, Amazon, Showmax, SVT, NRK, and PBS Thailand to name a few.
Toonz, earlier in 2019, acquired the large service Emmy Award-winning Irish Studio, Telegael, adding important pre and post-production facilities, as well as a large live-action studio to its entertainment business.
Established in 1988 and employing the services of up to 350 talent and entertainment professionals, including full-time and contract, Telegael co-produces animated and live-action content for a range of international partners and broadcasters. Its clients include some of the biggest names in global broadcasting including The Walt Disney Company, Netflix, Lionsgate, NBC Universal, BBC, Discovery, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, ARD, and ZDF. Telegael has produced more than 1,000 hours of television, which have been distributed to over 150 territories and translated into over 50 languages.
Extending Toonz’s live-action footprint even further, Toonz has created an extensive network of studios with world-class production facilities that also partner in the live-action space.