House of Cool
ANIMATED STORYTELLING & PRE-PRODUCTION
Based in Toronto, House of Cool is an industry leader specializing in pre-production for premium animated series and films. Part of WildBrain Studios, House of Cool was founded in 2004 by Ricardo Curtis and Wes Lui, who grew up as childhood friends and remain Co-General Managers of the renowned pre-production house. House of Cool has gone from a small group of artists to a studio partnering with many of the world’s biggest entertainment companies and brands, working on some of the most celebrated and popular animation projects of our times. Today, House of Cool is home to many of the most talented designers, story artists, editors and producers in the business.
Notable past feature projects include Despicable Me for Illumination; The Angry Birds franchise for Rovio and Sony Pictures Animation; PAW Patrol: The Movie and its sequel, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, for Spin Master Entertainment; and The Peanuts Movie, Ferdinand, and the Ice Age and Rio franchises for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios. Notable series include What if…? for Marvel Studios; Gravity Falls for Disney; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for Mattel and Netflix; and Trollhunters and Dragons: Race to the Edge for DreamWorks and Netflix.