Kickstart (not to be confused with indie funding site Kickstarter) is based in both Los Angeles and Vancouver, which offers Canadian labor tax incentives and co-production treaties. The two companies have worked together for over ten years. Kickstart's recent slate includes “Voltron Force,” “Wolverine and The X-Men,” “Speed Racer” and "Wanted" (pictured, with Angelina Jolie).
Kickstart's Jason Netter says: “This collaboration will combine the top artists from both studios, making us a greater force to be reckoned with.”
Titmouse is based in Los Angeles and New York; its current series include “Metalocalypse,” “Venture Brothers,” “Superjail!,” “Motorcity,” “Black Dynamite” and more.
Titmouse's Chris Prynoski says: “In Canada they like to drink booze as much as us American animators. That’s okay in my book. It makes the picture drawing better.”