Little Blackstone Studios arrived quietly on the Canadian animation landscape in 2009 and is dedicated to original series design, development and animation production.
Originally created by industry veteran Pat Burns & 6 time Emmy award winner Jocelyne Meinert as a sister studio to the successful motion graphics firm: Bigstudios Inc (see BIGSTUDIOS tab), Little Blackstone is fast developing a reputation for contemporary, original design. In 2013, Dharmali Patel has joined Little Blackstone as Animation Director.
Specializing in children’s & adult animation as well as episodic graphics & vfx, Little Blackstone has just completed production on SMOSH Babies Season 4 for SMOSH/Defy Media with Lenora Hume. With over 50 million views, the series has been a big hit for SMOSH – still the 2nd biggest YouTube channel worldwide. The studio also completed “That’s Not Fair” – an educational web series for Canadian Civil Liberties, vfx and episodic graphics for “Holmes Inspection”, Sarah Richardson’s “Real Potential”.. All animated series in development or in production have been designed and produced in-house.
Little Blackstone is dedicated to the small studio experience, with great design, intelligent and focused direction and reasonable budgets.