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About Us

BLUE BUG ENTERTAINMENT was created in 1995 by Jean Aubert to offer high standard CG Animation and Visual Effects services for Movie and TV production. Focused on high quality, our unique expertise combined with proven production strategies and ability to develop powerful production tools and very efficient pipeline benefits from Jean Aubert’s strong expertise in over 32 years of experience in CG production.

Blue Bug Entertainment also engages in international co-production, with partners from all over the world and develops CG animated feature films, with high potential of building brands. We team up with the best professionals in the industry, with proven track records and indisputable talent.

Mr. Jean Aubert and his collaborators have cumulated a strong experience in the production of more than a dozen 3D-CG Animated Feature Films.

Blue Bug Entertainment has established a clear vision of its development by adopting a specific mission and values guided by principles of equity that generate a direction of corporate social responsibility.

VISION  Be a leader as an independently owned multi platform digital animation studio to deliver unforgettable world-class animated feature films to the global entertainment industry.

MISSION  Develop, produce and/or co-produce IP’s for CG Animated Feature Films with a highly commercial potential for worldwide theatrical release. Stimulate growth and foster innovation through advanced and emerging technologies.

COMMITMENT  To constantly strive to implement the critical initiatives required to achieve our mission by carrying operational excellence to every corner of the Company and meet or exceed our commitments to the stakeholders we serve.

VALUES  Our long-term strategies and short-term actions are moulded by a set of core values that are shared by every associate and employee. In performing its mission, Blue Bug Entertainment is guided by diversity, fairness, integrity, passion, creativeness, effectiveness, excellence, responsiveness and transparency.

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Jean Aubert

Jean is the founding president of Blue Bug Entertainment, he is a seasoned producer and production manager specialized in CG animation. Throughout his career, he produced visual effects for American movies and several documentary series, oversaw the production of animated films and series, video games cinematic and many TV shows. Over the years, Jean has produced hundreds of minutes of animation and visual effects, cumulating more than 32 years of experience in CG production.

Trained in graphic design at the Old-Montreal College and in design at the University of Quebec in Montreal, he also has professional training in international coproduction with the National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS), in PMP at the Project Management Institute and in film and television production management at the HEC Montréal.

Starting an early career in the mid 80s as a computer artist, Jean is considered by his peers as one of the Montreal pioneers in computer graphics, he was honoured to be nominated at the 2004 EMMY AWARDS in the category of News and Documentary and received a double nomination at the 1998 Gemini Awards Gala, not to mention a second prize at IMAGES DU FUTUR in 1987 as well as many other prizes.

Founding president and producer at Blue Bug Entertainment. Jean is the main producer of the animated film “TROLL - the tale of a tail” and was one of the producers on the animated film “LEAP” (Ballerina) released in 2016. Over the years, Jean worked on many prestigious projects; he was VFX Producer on the Documentary Series “Extreme Engineering” for Discovery Channel International, he was production manager for the animated film « The Story of Abraham » as well as doing a remedial recovery on many productions like “PODCATS” a CG-animated TV series for France.

In 2014, Jean was senior producer and studio manager at UBISOFT/Cinematic Studio. During his mandate; Jean produced game cinematic and movie trailers for Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within / The Two Thrones, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Rainbow Six: Lockdown and And1: Street ball. From 1993 up to 2002, Jean has produced several 2D/3D cinematic for documentary series such as “Anima” and “Oppression” aired on Télé-Québec, the visual effects of the soap opera “La part des Anges” aired on Radio-Canada, and a 2D/3D animated series “Dragon Wings” for FR3 (France). For nearly a decade, the studio has served prestigious clients such as Bombardier, Pfizer, Bristol Myers, Pratt & Whitney Canada, National Film Board, Johnson & Johnson, Bell Canada, Hydro-Quebec, etc.

Today, Jean and his team create and produces CG animation projects focused on quality with proven production strategies that save time and money. He engages the imagination of his partners to create projects with high commercial value, in developing and producing animated films supported by the most creative and experienced individuals in the industry.

Jean is a membre of the VFX Society, Bureau du Cinéma et de la Télévision du Québec (BCTQ) and Alliance Québec Animation (AQA).

 

 

Our Collaborators

 
 
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ERIC GERVAIS-DESPRES

Eric is the founding president of Ngenious Studio, Eric has been a leading expert in the world of animation and visual effects for almost 25 years. Over the years, he has been working on both artistic and technical aspects in many companies like Softimage, Moment Factory and Walt Disney Feature Animation in L.A., along with several other studios in Montreal and Toronto. Eric is recognized in the 3D animation world as a visionary visual effects supervisor and a technical director. 

Eric has worked on many Disney’s prestigious Animated Feature Films like Dinosaur, Tarzan, Treasure Planet and The Emperor’s New Groove. He also worked on Gnomeo and Juliette and most of the Animated Films recently produced locally in Montreal such as Leap, Snow Time and The Legend of Sarila. Not to forget is latest production at Ngenious Studio in Montreal, TROLL – The tale of a tail.

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BENOIT PARENT

Benoit is co-founder of Ngenious Studio an IT professional with extensive and diversified technical expertise in the field of computer science in general. He is also a renowned specialist in designing environments specifically to improve production and quality control.

Manager of the Technical Laboratory at Autodesk Montreal (formally Discreet Logic) for more than 11 years, Benoit has supervised the technical needs at Supersuite Post Production Facilities for over 8 years. With a huge background that started in the mid 80’s at CBC in Toronto and Astral / Bellevue Pathé, Benoit is one of the most respected IT specialists in Quebec

 
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JEAN-GUY DUMAS (CPA Auditor)

JEAN-GUY DUMAS is a partner in the firm of Petrie-Raymond since 1986; he provides certification services and is a specialist in forensic accounting (litigation analysis and financial investigation). Over the years, he has accompanied and advised many companies wishing to proceed with an acquisition or merger. In addition, Mr. Dumas is now recognized as an expert negotiator. Bachelor of Business Administration (B.A.A.) at HEC Montréal (1975), Jean Guy Dumas joined Petrie Raymond's team in 1981. He has been a partner since 1986. Jean-Guy is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec.

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JOE SISTO (Entertainment Lawyer)

JOE SISTO received his B.C.L. and LL.B degrees (with distinction) from McGill University in 1998. He also received his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from McGill University in 1998 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (with distinction) from Concordia University in 1993. Prior to establishing Sisto Entertainment & Business Law Services, Joe was a media & entertainment lawyer at one of Canada’s largest law firm. He has been credited as production counsel on over 65 motion pictures, television and home video productions. Joe has represented major Hollywood studios, film financiers in North America and Europe, independent producers, distributors, writers, actors, directors, composers and radio personalities.

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JOE IACONO (CPA & Tax Credit Specialist)

JOE IACONO is a Professional Consultant in the film industry; Joe advises producers, financial institutions, financiers, equity investors, distributors and motion picture studios regarding financing, production and exploitation of motion pictures. Structuring of international co-productions, Canadian content and Foreign Service productions in Canada, Mr. Iacono provides full turnkey services for Telefilm Canada, Cavco, and SODEC Certifications. Joe Iacono is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec.