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HONG KONG – Animal Logic, the Australian VFX group that was integral to hit “The Lego Movie” is splitting into three.

The restructuring was announced Wednesday by Animal Logic CEO, Zareh Nalbandian.

The group structure will consist of separate Animation and Visual FX (VFX) studios, and Animal Logic Entertainment, a feature film development arm that would focus on developing a slate of animation, hybrid and VFX driven films for the company.

Nalbandian said that the group has brought together its Animal Logic and Fuel VFX teams with effect from effective from March 1, 2014  “The newly consolidated division will trade as Animal Logic VFX, incorporating the wealth of talent and technology under one roof, further strengthening its ongoing commitment to the Australian and international VFX industry,” he said in a statement.

“The VFX landscape has changed dramatically over the last 2 years, and the consolidation of our teams, technology and facilities means that we can continue to remain competitive in an ever-changing VFX global market,” said Animal Logic VFX executive producer, Jason Bath. “With the Animal Logic VFX brand we’re bringing together two strong companies under an internationally respected banner.”

The Animal Logic VFX team will include executive producers Bath and Luke Hetherington, and VFX Supervisors, Andy Brown, Paul Butterworth, Kirsty Millar, Dave Morley and Will Reichelt.

Animal Logic Animation will continue to focus on the studio’s creative, visual and technical excellence. Its team will include CEO / Producer Nalbandian, head of animation, Rob Coleman, and co-producers, Amber Naismith and Ingrid Johnston. 

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