TeamTo Strikes to Carbon-Chopping New Paris Studio

French youngsters’ leisure powerhouse TeamTO has introduced the opening of its new, cutting-edge studio in Paris — a facility that can additional the studio’s ambitions to create high quality animated content material and dedication to social and environmental points.

Situated within the Bastille neighborhood, the studio will function a bunch of power saving and inexperienced protocols, considerably decreasing its carbon footprint and making it probably the most energy-efficient studios in France. The revolutionary strategies developed are the fruits of 15 years of analysis and experimentation initiated by founder Guillaume Hellouin and carried out by TeamTO CTO Jean-Baptiste Spieser and his crew.

TeamTO’s environmental insurance policies began 17 years in the past, with on a regular basis micro-choices resembling going paperless, utilizing solely reusable cups and utensils, encouraging using electrical or pedal-powered autos and even experimenting with warming up a swimming pool utilizing warmth from their servers.

Bigger inexperienced initiatives for the brand new studio embody: selecting the situation based mostly on the commuting distances and entry of its 200+ workers to scale back journey; utilizing solely recycled wooden within the building; inexperienced areas that require minimal water whereas offering chook and bug ecosystems; hot-fridge programs instead of microwaves; low-energy, free cooling air flow; 100% renewable power; extending using workstations (six years) and servers (10 years); and a data-center enhanced by an AI based mostly open supply administration software program.

Collectively, TeamTO says these cutting-edge applied sciences and insurance policies will cut back the studio’s carbon footprint by 63%.

Guillaume Hellouin
Guillaume Hellouin

“I’m so pleased with the work achieved by our whole crew, from technical to manufacturing, who over the previous 4 years the place capable of think about, develop and create this unimaginable, artist-centered and forward-thinking animation studio,” mentioned Hellouin. “The result’s actually wonderful, it’s a nest that can nurture the following era of expertise for the following 15 years!”

In 2012 TeamTO acquired UNESCO recognition for Plankton Invasion, an animated satire on international warming for youngsters & younger adults. Throughout the manufacturing of the sequence, TeamTO developed the primary carbon footprint calculator for animation. At the moment, TeamtTO’S CTO Jean-Baptiste Spieser and his crew are working with AnimFrance and La Cartouch Verte to create an up to date animation carbon footprint calculator for the trade. Their science- based mostly strategy can present any producer or studio with a software to precisely monitor their actions.

Hellouin and TeamTO co-founder Corinne Kouper are multi-award-winning youngsters’ content material producers who’ve received broad worldwide recognition for his or her animated sequence (together with Emmys, Annies, Pulcinellas, Cartoon Tribute for Producer of the Yr), in addition to for his or her influence on the trade as a complete (Ecran Whole Persona of the Yr, World Animation Summit Corridor of Fame, UNESCO, et al). Additionally they have contributed concretely to the diversification within the manufacturing enterprise, and a rise of the French expertise pool, with their free animation college (ECAS), and Kouper’s work with Les Femmes s’Animent (the French group for ladies in animation).

Based in 2005 by Hellouin, Kouper and Caroline Souris, TeamTO is certainly one of Europe’s main youngsters leisure corporations. Its authentic sequence embody Jade Armor, Mighty Mike, Emmy-nominated Angelo Guidelines, Presto! Faculty of Magic, My Knight and Me, Oscar’s Oasis and the function movie Yellowbird; third-party productions embody Netflix’s Emmy-winning Metropolis of Ghosts, Silvergate’s Creature Instances, eOne’s PJ Masks, Ricky Zoom and Kiya; Activision Blizzard’s Skylanders Academy and Ubisoft’s Rabbids Invasion. The corporate employs 400+ artists in its Paris and Valence studios, with workplaces in Beijing, Toronto and Los Angeles.