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At our Studios in Madrid, Spain, we have gathered some of the world’s top talents in order to create and produce original Feature Animated films. You may be surprised to find out that the World-renowned franchise Despicable Me was actually conceived at The SPA Studios, as well as other popular films like Warner’s “Smallfoot” or SPA’s very own production, the 2020 Best Animated Feature nominee “Klaus”.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Sergio Pablos –

Chief Creative Officer

Chief Creative Officer

Sergio Pablos is a Spanish-born Director, Writer, Producer and founder of The SPA Studios. He started his career at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios, where he lent his animator’s skills to such classics as “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Hercules and “Tarzan”, among others.

In 2004, together with Marisa Román, Pablos founded The SPA Studios (Sergio Pablos Animation) in Madrid, Spain. The company specialized in high-end animation and visual development service work for high-end animated productions.

While at the helm of his company, Sergio developed several original film concepts like Warner’s “Smallfoot” or Illumination’s “Despicable Me”, on which Pablos also served as an Executive Producer.

Most recently, Pablos produced, wrote and directed SPA’s first original animated multi Award-winning film and Netflix’s First Original Animated Feature “Klaus”. Sergio himself has been recognized for his individual achievements by ASIFA Hollywood with 2 nominations and 2 Annie awards, as well as the 2020 Gamechanger Award by the Animation Magazine, among other accolades.

Marisa Román –

Producer & Head of studio

Marisa Román is an Academy Award nominated Producer and Head of The SPA Studios. Román started her career in Animation as part of the Communications Department at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, CA, where she contributed to such films as Mulan, A Bug’s Life, and Tarzan.

Upon her return to Spain in 2004, she co-founded The SPA Studios with Sergio Pablos. Román oversaw the company’s service operation for 15 years, catering to such clients as Disney, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Animation and Blue Sky Animation.

Marisa also led the studio’s efforts in original content development, which lead to the creation of World-famous properties like Universal Pictures “Despicable Me” and Warner Bros’ “Smallfoot”.

Most recently, she is the Producer of SPA’s first film and Netflix’s first original Animated film, “Klaus”. The film has garnered critical and audience acclaim, being nominated for best Animated Picture by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, and going on to receive a BAFTA Award, seven Annie Awards and two Quirino Awards. Román was also profiled on 2020 Variety’s International Women’s Impact Report.

Marisa Román –

Producer & Head of studio

Marisa Román is an Academy Award nominated Producer and Head of The SPA Studios. Román started her career in Animation as part of the Communications Department at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, CA, where she contributed to such films as Mulan, A Bug’s Life, and Tarzan.

Upon her return to Spain in 2004, she co-founded The SPA Studios with Sergio Pablos. Román oversaw the company’s service operation for 15 years, catering to such clients as Disney, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Animation and Blue Sky Animation.

Marisa also led the studio’s efforts in original content development, which lead to the creation of World-famous properties like Universal Pictures “Despicable Me” and Warner Bros’ “Smallfoot”.

Most recently, she is the Producer of SPA’s first film and Netflix’s first original Animated film, “Klaus”. The film has garnered critical and audience acclaim, being nominated for best Animated Picture by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, and going on to receive a BAFTA Award, seven Annie Awards and two Quirino Awards. Román was also profiled on 2020 Variety’s International Women’s Impact Report.

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