Company:Method Animation

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Method Animation/ON Animation Studios/ON Kids & Family/Mediawan Animation
animation studio
FounderAton Soumache
Key people
Aton Soumache (CEO)
Dimitri Rassam (CCO)
ParentMediawan (2018—present; 53.53%)
DivisionsON Entertainment
SubsidiariesOnyx Films
DQ Entertainment (20%) (Banijay-Zodiak (80%))

Method Animation (sometimes called Method Animation Studios or Norman Studios and also known as ON Animation Studios or ON Kids & Family or Mediawan Animation) is a French company which produces CGI-animated shows. It came together in 2014 as the culmination of a merger of Dimitri Rassam's Chapter 2 and Alexis Vonarb's Onyx Films.[1][2][3] Method Animation is the parent company. Paris-based ON Entertainment, headed by Rassam, is one of its divisions.[4] In 2018, Mediawan (which was founded by Xavier Niel, Matthieu Pigasse and Pierre-Antoine Capton in 2015) hold 53.53% stake in Method Animation through its acquisition of ON Kids & Family and ON Entertainment, thus bringing it under the same ownership with Storia Television which was derived from the former French television division of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp.

Key people

Aton Soumache

Aton Soumache is an award-winning producer of animated films. He is the CEO of Method Animation. Soumache is perhaps best known for The Little Prince, for which he, Rassam, Alexis Vonarb, and Mark Osborne won the 2016 César Award for Best Animated Film.[5]

Dimitri Rassam

See article Dimitri Rassam

Caroline Guillot

She is the marketing manager of Method Animation.[6]

Alexis Vonarb

He was born in 1970, and is an alumnus of Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg.[7] Then he studied at the University of Leicester in the UK.[7] While working in production at La Fémis in 1995, he got to know Soumache.[7] He founded Onyx Films, which went on to produce 15 films, including Renaissance (2006) which won an award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[7]

TV series

  • Super 4
  • Cosmic Quantum Ray
  • Flatmania
  • Freefonix
  • Skyland
  • The Pinky and Perky Show
  • The Gnoufs

Co-produced with DQ Entertainment

Via producer Tapaas Chakravarti:

  • Chaplin & Co
  • The Little Prince
  • The New Adventures of Peter Pan
  • Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood
  • Little Nick
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures[8]
  • The Jungle Book

Co-produced with Zagtoon

Via producer Jeremy Zag:

  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
  • Popples (also with Saban Brands) for Gulli and Netflix[9]
  • Zak Storm (also with Man of Action and SamG)[10][11]
  • Power Players[12][13]


  • Renaissance (as Norman Studios) 2006
  • The Prodigies (as Norman Studios) 2011
  • Mune: Guardian of the Moon (as ON Entertainment) 2014
  • The Little Prince (as ON Entertainment) 2015
  • Tall Tales from the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings (as ON Entertainment) 2017
  • Playmobil: The Movie (as ON Entertainment) 2019
  • The Badalisc (as ON Entertainment)[14]
  • Little Jules Verne (as ON Entertainment)[15]


  1. Renault, Marie-Cécile; Renault, Enguérand. "Naissance d'une major française du cinéma et de l'animation". Archived from the original on 5 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  2. "Dimitri Rassam". Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  3. Wolfe, Jennifer. "Method Animation, Onyx and Chapter 2 form ON Entertainment". Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  4. Keslassy, Elsa. "Dimitri Rassam Builds Bridges With Wildside, Endemic Shrine France". Archived from the original on 15 January 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  5. "2016 César Awards Full Winners List". Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  6. "Interview: Caroline Guillot - On Entertainment". Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Alexis Vonarb (On Animation Studios)". Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  8. TV (2007-10-09). "DQ, Method Films Pact for Iron Man". Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  9. Zag Studios Sets Up Shop In L.A. To Produce Animated Features by Amid Amidi on Cartoon Brew published 30 October 2014
  10. Zak Storm brewing at MIPCOM published 9 October 2014 on TBIvision:
    "Ben 10 creator Man of Action conceived the 39x30mins show, with Zagtoon, Method Animation and eOne Family attached as coproducers."
  11. eOne’s ‘Zak Storm’ Gets Greenlight by Mercedes Milligan of Animation Magazine published 9 October 2014

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