TeamTO already has bases in France and Los Angeles, the latter of which opened in 2011.
The Beijing base will “serve as a conduit between its own studios and established Chinese content companies”, and will aim at creating premium content for international audiences.
Shu Ye is known for her expertise in French-Chinese feature film coproductions.
“It is a real pleasure to have joined the TeamTO group,” she said. “TeamTO’s decision to enter the Chinese film market – the second biggest in the world with 6 billion euros in revenue – comes at an ideal moment.
“Chinese companies are significantly increasing investment in animated films and series, while the government is actively supporting the development of animation coproduction.”
TeamTO launched a second studio in Bourg-les-Valence, France, last year, doubling its headcount and production capacity in the process.
The company is best known for series such as Angelo Rules, PJ Masks and Rabbids Invasion.