La Noria, an animated horror short film directed by Carlos Baena

La Noria is an animated horror short film directed by filmmaker/animator Carlos Baena and produced as an “online collaboration” by artists from around the world.

For the last couple of years, Carlos has been working on this project with the help of many talented people, and now they need our help to finish!

Still 10 days to support La Noria through IndieGogo. Make it possible!

Check out their campaign here:

Take a look at the work done for the boy character’s design from the early stages.

Work (in order of appearance) by:
Dei Gaztelumendi, Grangel Studios, Sergio Pablos and Jose Manuel Fernandez Oli. [Music: Johan Soderqvist].


On a day like today…“Treasure Planet”!

On a day like today, in 2002, “Treasure Planet” was first released.

It was first screened as a premiere in Paris, France, before it opened to American audiences.

Sergio Pablos was Dr. Doppler’s Animation Supervisor and we want to seize the opportunity to share with you Doppler’s animation reel.

Enjoy! Have a nice day!

The American Film Market 2015 begins!

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4th November, the American Film Market 2015 begins!

“Join 8,000+ filmmakers, producers and other industry professionals from 80+ countries at AFM 2015 this November for one week of unmatched access, networking and education.”

From the 4th to 11th of November in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Their tip? “Develop. Package. Pitch. Finance. License. Distribute. Whatever segment of the film industry you work in, AFM is a must- attend event because… In Hollywood, one meeting can define a career.”

Don’t miss any event updates, photos & daily recaps on their Facebook page and Twitter account!

AFM 2015 Official Twitter:

AFM 2015 Facebook Page:

Happy World Animation Day!

Better late than never…Happy World Animation Day!

Yesterday, 28th October 2015, was the 14th International Animation Day.

This event was proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA (International Animated Film Association) as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation.

In recent years, the event has been observed in more than 50 different countries with more than 1000 events, on every continent, all over the world.

We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to congratulate everyone working in the world of Animation with this small tribute.

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Enjoy! Have a lovely (Post-) Animation Day!


“Klaus”, on 3D Wire

Klaus” announced on 3D Wire Magazine, under “Feature Films“.


3D Wire 2015 is a necessary manual for those interested in Animation and Videogame industry.

Apart from being an extense catalogue on current projects in the industry, it is also a professional database on Animation and Videogame Schools, Festivals and Associations all around Europe.

Check out “Klaus” and today’s latest Animation projects – Short Films, Videogames and other Feature Films at:!

Welcome to the Future!

The “Future”, as referenced in “Back To The Future Part II”, is TODAY!

Marty McFly and Emmet “Doc” Brown travel from 1985, and arrive to the future the 21st of October 2015.

To commemorate this, there are celebrations all around the globe; and in The SPA Studios, we want to make our little tribute to Zemeckis’ “Back To The Future” saga too.

Here is our small tribute to a film that trespassed frontiers of time.

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And to end up with… a message from “Doc” Brown in this futuristic day:
“Your future is whatever you make….so make it a good one!”

Have a Lovely Future!

Image by Dany Fernández Casas (Character Designer at The SPA Studios)

Just one month to go for the CTN animation eXpo 2015.

Just one month to go for the CTN animation eXpo 2015.

From Nov 20-22, 2015, The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Burbank, Calif 91505 USA, will hold this event, where “THE TALENT” is Center Stage. ‪#‎CTNX2015‬

CTNX is the only event of its kind that year after year presents a unique opportunity that brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation.

Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, this seventh year event has captured both the industry and international community’s attention as a resource for education, employment, business opportunities and most of all FUN!

Check out Sergio Pablos’ CTN Expo profile!


Don’t miss it! Join the event on Facebook:

Or buy the TICKETS at:



We’re back with the 3rd Edition of our internal Character Design Challenge.

This weeks’ theme was “Jamaica” and you just have to check out the designs to see how the participants remarkably reflected the theme.

Here are the finalists and winner Jamaican Character Designs.

In an equally shared third place:

Laura Cobo (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), with a Jamaican dancer.


Daniel Morales (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), with a blind Jamaican man and his iguana as his guide.151015_Place3_DanielMorales

In the second place: Szymon Biernacki (Art Director in The SPA Studios), with a relaxed native.151015_Place2_Szymon

And, this Challenge’s winner:

Isa Vílchez Miguel (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), with an allegory of the country.



Congratulations everybody!

What will be the next theme? Keep up with us!