ABOUT

We create stories that bring people together and become a meaningful part of their lives.

Fantoons is an Animation Studio and Book Publisher based in Los Angeles in sunny California. 

Co-Founded by David Calcano and Linda Otero, both Venezuelan immigrants with a big dream, they built a 360º studio with more tools than Batman’s own utility belt! Swiftly delivering inspiring cross-platform content in-tune with the audience’s heartbeat, obtaining results beyond expectations. 

We craft diverse stories built around a fresh point of view, each treated like its own animated world, with a unique style befitting the theme and where the story development drives the entire production. 

We have received acclaim from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Univision, CNN, Sirius XM, PROG Magazine, and other notable press outlets. As well as winning multiple awards. Today, Fantoons has accumulated over 100+ million views in their content across social platforms, and more than 100 thousand books sold and counting.

“This studio started out of the love of animation and music. Every brushstroke is geared to bring stories to life that celebrate diverse walks of life with relatable, and unique points of view. We continue to expand our reach towards brands, streamers, TV networks, gaming publishers and beyond.” —David Calcano

Clients

Services

Concept Development

Before we start drawing, a concept needs to grow out of us. It needs to be meaningful to the audience in unexpected, surprising and wonderful ways. Understanding the crowd is a must to create meaningful storytelling in both short or long forms.

  • PLATFORM & AUDIENCE STRATEGY
  • CREATIVE DIRECTION & PITCH
  • STYLE FRAMES
  • SERIES BIBLES

Animation

We’ve worked on every single step of the animation workflow, we prefer to do everything but we can start anywhere our partners need us. From writing material to final post production. We can perform the entire lifecycle including sound and music.

  • SCRIPTWRITING
  • PRE-PRODUCTION
  • PRODUCTION
  • POST-PRODUCTION

Documentary + Films + Series

We are able to elevate documentary films and episodics with beautiful graphics and tell stories in a more contemporary way. Surprising audiences by bringing to life audio with incredible sequences that otherwise would be a sequence of still images.

  • STYLE FRAMES
  • GRAPHICS PACKAGE
  • ANIMATED SEQUENCES
  • TITLE SEQUENCES

Books + Print Media

We know how to tell stories, and we do it well. In fact, we love them so much that we did not want to do just animation, and started an illustrated book publisher! Graphic Novels, Comics, Children’s books, you name it! We’ve done it all..

  • STYLE FRAMES
  • SCRIPT WRITING
  • PRE-PRODUCTION
  • PRODUCTION

Key Art + Product + Experiential

We’ve worked creating the look of campaigns, up to the actual packaging design, the studio’s workflow allows us to fuse many different art styles at our disposal to craft the perfect piece for our partners.

  • CREATIVE DIRECTION
  • CONCEPT ART
  • STYLE GUIDE
  • ART DIRECTION
  • PRODUCTION