Blue Spirit

Newen’s Blue Spirit hires Cyber Group exec as MD, with founder set to exit

Newen-owned French animation firm Blue Spirit has hired Cyber Group Studios exec Olivier Lelardoux as its MD, with founder Éric Jacquot set to depart. Lelardoux starts today and will formally take over responsibilities from Jacquot in January 2023, with the company also enacting a wider restructuring of senior execs. Lelardoux’s remit will include developing Newen […]

In the Spirit of French animation

A few years back, Eric Jacquot and Armelle Glorennec’s French animation company Blue Spirit emerged from the French market, with an initial plan to produce one series per year. Titles like Grabouillon for France 5, Ovni (Canal+) and The Mysterious Cities of Gold (TF1) were subsequently followed. However, the company, which is now majority-owned by […]