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, the heart of sunny California.
Co-founded by David Calcano and Linda Otero, Venezuelan immigrants with a big dream, Fantoons creates stories that not only bring people together but also become a meaningful part of their lives.
Together, Calcano and Otero have built a 360° studio, equipped with more tools than Batman’s own utility belt, specifically for the swift delivery of the inspiring cross-platform content Fantoons is known for.
Authenticity is at the core of all our work. By treating each project like its own animated world, diverse stories and fresh points of view become the focus, allowing story development to steer production.
Our award-winning studio has received acclaim from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Univision, CNN, Sirius XM, PROG Magazine, and other notable press outlets. Fantoons has accumulated more than 100+ million views on their content across social platforms and has sold more than 100,000 books and counting
“This studio started out of the love of animation and music. Every brushstroke is geared towards bringing 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
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
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.
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
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