Janimation is a Dallas, Texas animation studio that produces content for the advertising and entertainment industry.
Established in 1993, Janimation has helped launch AAA games, movies, commercials, episodic tv, documentaries, virtual reality systems, start-ups and more. Janimation provides turnkey creative and production solutions using their 3D animation studio as the core.
Janimation Studio Capabilities
Consequently, Janimation provides a wide range of capabilities including 2d animation, 3d animation, motion graphics services, visual effects services, virtual reality development, experiential production, CGI products, movie and series titles, AAA game cinematics, concept art, video editorial post production and turnkey professional video production services.
Furthermore, their experience includes spanning across category verticals including: Healthcare, Beauty, Anti-Aging and Wellness, Oil & Gas, Animal Healthcare, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Telecom, Mobile, Technology, Video Games, Feature Films, Recreation, Automotive, Insurance, Casino, Travel, Educational, Banking and Finance, PSA, Luxury, Tradeshow, Airlines, Safety and more.
Janimation, Inc. is a production studio based in Dallas, Texas. It was co-founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Creative Director, Stephen Gaconnier. The company is largely known for its work on Animation and Visual effects. Notably Cinematics for AAA video games.
Steve Gaconnier and Jana Oleksinski co-founded Janimation in 1993. Throughout the late 1990s, Janimation received press for work done on animation in commercials for Universal Studios Florida. In 1998 Janimation produced its first HD cartoon short film, titled Life, which was directed by Steve Gaconnier.
Following, in 2000, Gaconnier became the sole owner of Janimation by purchasing Oleksinski’s stake in the company.
Surprisingly, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Janimation’s work on the movie’s sea monster represented the company’s first contribution to a feature film. The sea monster artwork was featured on the cover of both Production Reality and Post magazines and appeared in Avid’s Softimage advertising at that time. The movie critic, Roger Ebert, gave his opinions on the special effects of the sea monster in his review of the movie.
In 2008, Janimation moved from its Exposition Ave. office into its new and expanded 22,000 sq. ft. studio on East Side Avenue, just north of Fair Park and east of Deep Ellum in Dallas. The studio consists of a 1250 sq. ft. sound stage with a 16-feet tall cyclorama. The studio also contains editorial, audio, and color correction production suites. The current office space was renovated from a run-down warehouse into a world class production facility.