Marion Claret Appointed Head of French Animation Studio Ooolala
A partner at Dandelooo, Claret three years ago helped launch the Ooolala studio, founded by Jean Baptiste Wéry and Emmanuèle Pétry. She will spearhead a development slate of original productions, drive studio expansion, and help supervise the pre-production teams for both original and client service work.
A graduate from Gobelins, Ecole de l’image, Paris, Claret joined Dandelooo in 2016 to produce the Emmy Award-winning 2D / live-action series The Treehouse Stories for Canal+, now in its fourth season. She previously worked at French production companies Stromboli Films and Medialab Technology.
Ooolala is currently in production on Billy the Cowboy Hamster, a 2D preschool series, commissioned by France Televisions; and has recently completed the heart-warming special Mum is pouring rain, co-produced with French/German production company Laïdak Films, commissioned by Canal+; as well as Stinky Dog, a slapstick comedy series co-produced with Folivari (France), Panique! (Belgium) and Pikkukala (Spain), commissioned by France Televisions.
Emmanuèle Pétry, Co-Founder at Dandelooo, said, “We are thrilled to have Marion head up Ooolala. She brings great passion and energy to the role, and we believe she has all the necessary talents to make the studio blossom and help our projects become international successes”.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.