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Maga Animation

Animagination with a great talented Team!

The studio was set up in 1996 with the aim of developing new experimental and artistic techniques of animation for the entertainment and video-game industry. Everything with a commitment towards exporting our work to the international markets as a high-quality “Made in Italy” brand.


Maga creates first-class animation for TV/films, advertising, and especially for the video game industry. We merge passion, art, and technology with the aim to light on magic never seen before…

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FEATURED WORKS

Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC 3, Ubisoft

Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC 3, Ubisoft

cinematics, gameplay, and other activities

Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC 2, Ubisoft

Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC 2, Ubisoft

cinematics, gameplay, and other activities

Hello Kitty Super Style!

Hello Kitty Super Style!

CG Animated Series, 52x11'


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LATEST NEWS

  • On Your Tail got featured on TechRadar Gaming magazine

    On Your Tail got featured on TechRadar Gaming magazine

    24 gen 2024

    We're among some big AAA stuff! On Your Tail, the new indie title developed by Memorable Games and published by Humble Games, is one of the most anticipated games of 2024, according to TechRadar Gaming«The art style here is certainly unique, but it has its charm - says Dashiell Wood in his review - and with the game set to release as a timed Nintendo Switch console exclusive, the cozy atmosphere seems like the perfect fit for the hardware.»
    We are really thrilled, since we also took part in the making of this game (whose release is very close), an open world narrative game that combines the detective and life-sim genres.

    Maga Animation Studio takes home the 2023 Key Award!

    Maga Animation Studio takes home the 2023 Key Award!

    28 nov 2023

    Yay~! We are so happy to announce that our project Believe in Wonder, produced for Rinascente's last Christmas advertising campaign, won the 2023 Key Award for the Best Special FX and Animation category. We are immensely honoured and grateful for this award. Being recognized for our hard work and dedication means the world to Maga Animation Studio. This motivates us to work even harder towards creating new imagineries and taking them into reality again and again...with always a little of Maga's magic! We would like to take the chance to thanks all the people involved in the production, the creative agency Wunderman Thompson Italy and Rinascente marketing team.


  • On Your Tail at Milan Game's Week!

    On Your Tail at Milan Game's Week!

    24 nov 2023

    During the Milan Games Week we spent a great time with our friends from Memorable Games and played the new demo of On Your Tail at the Nintendo space on the new NintendoSwitch! It was amazing to see and try the first of many results of our hard work and to catch up with Memorable Games' team.
    Plus, on Sunday we got to watch the talk dedicated to On Your Tail, during which some snippets, some fun facts about the making of the game and some of its features were shared with all of you. The art director Imma, Immacolata Botti and head of Memorable Games and CEO Mauro Fanelli were presented by Cydonia and Kurolily.

    On Your Tail at Nintendo Indie World

    On Your Tail at Nintendo Indie World

    14 nov 2023

    OnYourTail was announced during the Indie World panel by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch! We are proud to took part in the project, working on the cut-scenes, characters modeling, rigs and gameplay animation alongside Memorable Games and Humble Games.
    It was such fun and a real pleasure bringing together this videogame to life. Dive into this narrative adventure and follow the steps of Diana, the young investigator!


  • Hello Kitty is at Lucca Comics and Games 2023!

    Hello Kitty is at Lucca Comics and Games 2023!

    5 nov 2023

    Being at Lucca Comics and Games 2023 has been so much fun and a real pleasure! A big thank you to Sanrio ItalyErika BertoniSilvia Figini, RaiKids, Annita Romanelli, Sonia Farnesi and Daniela Bruzzone; all the producers, Philippe AlessandriGiorgio Welter and Massimo Carrier Ragazzi, but also all the people we got to speak to during the première of Hello Kitty SuperStyle!

    A special thanks to Maga Animation Studio's team which was represented during the event by the Head of Animated Series Production Lorenzo Marini, the Layout Animation Supervisor Luisa Reviglio Della Veneria, and the Lead Animator Michele Andreoli.

    Also, don’t forget that the series is programming every day in prime time at 7:35 and 18:45 on Rai Yoyo, and it’s available on Rai Play as well!


    HelloKitty Superstyle! is here!

    HelloKitty Superstyle! is here!

    1 nov 2023

    The Italian première of HelloKitty Superstyle! is here! Our recent animated CG series will be presented at Lucca Comics & Games on Sunday, November 5 at Cinema Centrale. Thank you to RAI KIDS, Sanrio Italy, and all the people who supported us during the event! Hello Kity Superstyle! is a coproduction of Watch Next Media, Monello Productions and Maga animation studio.


  • Hello Kitty is on Kidscreen magazine!

    Hello Kitty is on Kidscreen magazine!

    25 ott 2023

    We just got back from Cannes Mipcom 2023! It's such happiness to see our series Hello Kitty: Super Style! featured on the front cover of the October/November 2023 issue of Kidscreen magazine! A big congratulations to all the teams involved in this fantastic project! Especially Watch Next Media, Monello Productions and Maga Animation Studio

    Maga Animation Studio at the IED Career Fair!

    Maga Animation Studio at the IED Career Fair!

    4 ott 2023

    Hello talents! We are glad to be part of the Istituto Europeo di Design Career Fair 2023. Our team of recruiters and artists will be at your disposal to meet you from 4 to 5 October at IED - Spazio Teatro Moda Via Pompeo Leoni, 3 Milano.


  • The new DLC3 of Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out!

    The new DLC3 of Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out!

    30 set 2023

    Hello Guys, take a look around you, RayMan has arrived among us! The new DLC3 of Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope The Phantom Show is out for Nintendo Switch and ready to play✨Working with Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris Studio on this awesome character has been amazing, thanks to everyone for involving our team in the project! A very special thanks to all the artists of our studio for the passion and care they put into any frame and pixel!

    1st Anniversary of Soulstice release

    1st Anniversary of Soulstice release

    21 set 2023

    One year ago, on the 20th of September 2022 Soulstice has been officially released and we celebrated with our team, Reply Game Studios and all the people who took part in the project! It was a spectacular journey and collaboration, animating the cinematics, working on the different trailers, vfx, lighting and contributing to the music of the trailers. And just like in this photo from last year, we are happy to now celebrate Soulstice anniversary✨ Thank you again!


  • Maga animation at Milano Licensing Day 2023

    Maga animation at Milano Licensing Day 2023

    14 set 2023

    We're here at MilanoLicensingDay also this year! Can't wait to finally meet people and friends, to talk about the licensing opportunities of our projects and IP, but also to catch up with everyone!


    Terminator Survival Project reveal trailer | VFX Breakdown

    Terminator Survival Project reveal trailer | VFX Breakdown

    17 ago 2023

    Whirring gears, metallic sounds and a pinch of mist, you can feel power approaching you. Are you able to look him in the eye?

    We are very happy to share our latest CG VFX breakdown of the #Terminator Survival Project (reveal trailer) launched last year during Nacon Connect 2022. You can take a deeper look on our YT channel, switch to 4k for a better view


  • Mr Mille 8bit Summer edition

    Mr Mille 8bit Summer edition

    15 ago 2023

    Hello friends, artists and families, we wish you and especially all the Maga animation studio’s wizards a happy #Summer #Midsummer #MidAugust!☀️

    After exploring the Melodic Garden it’s time for a show!

    After exploring the Melodic Garden it’s time for a show!

    10 ago 2023

    Starring Rayman and our Rabbid friends, you can now finally watch the new reveal trailer for the third DLC of Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope we worked on: RaymanInThePhantomShow! As always, it’s been a true pleasure to work with Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris on these productions!

    Stay tuned for more, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC 3: Rayman in the Phantom Show is releasing for Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2023!


  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope The last Spark Hunter DLC

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope The last Spark Hunter DLC

    27 lug 2023

    Travel with Mario and his friends into the Melodic Garden to help them bring harmony back to this gorgeous place. We are thrilled to have taken part in the realization of the new DLC of the Mario+Rabbids universe! Thank you again to all the people and amazing artists that worked together to make this possible!

    Now Hello Kitty reached South America too!

    Now Hello Kitty reached South America too!

    26 lug 2023

    HelloKittySuperstyle landed on Discovery Kids Latin America too! We are super excited for all the people who will get to follow her bowtastic adventures Monday to Friday! Hello Kitty Superstyle is a co-production of WATCH NEXT MEDIA, Monello Productions and Maga Animation Studio


  • Celebrating the launch of the series in the UK!

    Celebrating the launch of the series in the UK!

    16 giu 2023

    Hello Kitty Superstyle, celebrating in Annecy the launch of the series on Tiny Pop in the UK, 6 months after Amazon Kids+ premiere. Thanks to Philippe Alessandri, WATCH NEXT MEDIA for sharing the picture! Hello Kitty Superstyle! is a co-production of WATCH NEXT MEDIA, Monello and Maga Animation Studio.

    Happy to be in Annecy again!

    Happy to be in Annecy again!

    11 giu 2023

    As every year we are very happy to be at the Annecy Festival and MIFA. Our team will be there to meet friends and partners and think together about awesome future productions!


  • Hello Kitty Super Style! is out in the UK

    Hello Kitty Super Style! is out in the UK

    6 giu 2023

    Introducing brand-new Hello Kitty: Super Style! on Pop tv UK. KIDS FIRST DISTRIBUTION, co-produced by WATCH NEXT MEDIA Monello Productions Maga Animation Studio. Amazon Kids, Sanrio, Inc. Rai YoYo, Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana.

    Hello Kitty Superstyle goes at Cartoons On the Bay 2023

    Hello Kitty Superstyle goes at Cartoons On the Bay 2023

    29 mag 2023

    We are glad and happy for our Official selection at Cartoons On the Bay 2023 in the category Upper Preschool TV series (4-6 years). This mind-blowing journey across different styles has only started, and after its first release on Amazon Kids+ here we are!

    Hello Kitty Superstyle! is a co-production of WATCH NEXT MEDIA, Monello Productions (Banijay) and Maga Animation Studio.


  • Finally back at Kidscreen Summit Miami!!

    Finally back at Kidscreen Summit Miami!!

    20 feb 2023

    Thank you to all the people, companies and producers for the time spent with us last week. It was a pleasure to talk together and in person after a long time! Hello Kitty Superstyle is a co-production by WATCH NEXT MEDIA, Monello Productions (Banijay), Maga Animation Studio. AmazonKids + RaiKids distributed by KIDS FIRST DISTRIBUTION based on the Sanrio Inc. universe. 

    new broadcast deals for our latest Hello Kitty series!

    new broadcast deals for our latest Hello Kitty series!

    6 feb 2023

    Featuring Japan’s sartorially savvy and socially generous cat, Hello Kitty: Super Style! will hit a handful of new markets this year following its December debut on Amazon Kids+. Paris-based distributor Kids First has inked broadcast deals for the CG-animated series Hello Kitty: Super Style! in Europe, East Africa and North America. Hello Kitty Superstyle! is a co-production of WATCH NEXT MEDIA, Monello Productions (Banijay), and Maga Animation Studio. Thank you to all the CG artists at Big Company and Maga Animation Studio for putting their maximum efforts into the realization of the project.


  • Hello Kitty Superstyle! The first episodes are just released!

    Hello Kitty Superstyle! The first episodes are just released!

    10 gen 2023

    "We are so excited for the world to say “Hello” to Hello Kitty: Super Style! The first six episodes of our original series starring Sanrio’s beloved pop icon premiere today exclusively on Amazon Kids+. What I love most about this show is it turns Kitty’s kindness into a superpower.
    Check out the link below to the trailer on YouTube, but be warned: that catchy theme song performed by Carly Rae Jepsen and composed by Jared Faber may get stuck in your head for MONTHS..." (Veronica Pickett - Original Content, Amazon Kids)

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope won!

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope won!

    9 dic 2022

    And the Winner is... Yeeeah!!! We are very happy and so proud! During the latest Game Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope received the award for Best Simulation/Strategy Game. Thank you to Ubisoft Milan Studio and Ubisoft Paris for the great opportunity to be part of this galactic project, involving us in the realization of the cinematics and gameplay animation with stunning characters! A big hug and congratulations to all teams across the world from Ubisoft Milan, Paris, Montpellier, Chengdu, and Pune on this great recognition and huge collective success!


  • Hello Kitty Superstyle in just released on Amazon Kids+

    Hello Kitty Superstyle in just released on Amazon Kids+

    7 dic 2022

    We are very happy to announce the release of our recent CG animated series in USA, Canada, Uk and Japan, Amazon Kids+ is streaming the first 6 episodes starting in December. Hello Kitty Super Style is a co-production between Watch Next MediaMonello Productions and Maga animation studio with the participation of Sanrio CO.,LTD, Amazon studios and RAI kids. In this fun and action-packed series, Hello Kitty stars as the friendliest face in Cherry Town—a small-town hero who will stop at nothing to help a friend in need and get them smiling. Thank you to Big Company in France and all the great talented animators of our studio in Italy and in the rest of the world for the awesome quality work done!

    Maga animation studio, Believe In Wonder with RINASCENTE and Wunderman Thompson

    Maga animation studio, Believe In Wonder with RINASCENTE and Wunderman Thompson

    1 dic 2022

    We are very happy to annouce our recent film produced and realized for RINASCENTE, with the creative agency, Wunderman Thompson Italy.
    The new Christmas campaign started on December and brings you on a magical journey. With the dreamy and colorful musical of its new campaign and elegant performances of living Christmas decorations, you will finally start to “Believe in Wonder”


  • Hello Kitty Superstyle! Nomination at 19th Unifrance Prize

    Hello Kitty Superstyle! Nomination at 19th Unifrance Prize

    19 nov 2022

    Hello Kitty SuperStyle! The animated series, nomination at 19th Unifrance Prize for audiovisual export. The ceremony will take place on December 13 at the Trianon and the Elysée Montmartre in Paris!!! Every year since 2004, these prizes have been awarded to the best-selling French audiovisual programs in the world. Hello Kitty SuperStyle is a co-production of WATCH NEXT MEDIAMonello Productions, and Maga Animation StudioSanrio, Inc. Amazon Studios USRaiKids  A very special thanks to all the people and artists involved in the production for their hard work, especially the French main CG studio Big Company, and Maga Animation Studio in Italy. Follow the link to know more, stay tuned, and fingers crossed...

    Mario Rabbids Sparks of hope has just been released today!

    Mario Rabbids Sparks of hope has just been released today!

    20 ott 2022

    Hello everybody, today is the day! We are thrilled to announce our recent project and collaboration with Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft. We want to give a big hug to all Maga animation studio's artists and people for the hard work and for the incredible results on each pixel and animation produced and a big big thank you to Ubisoft for involving us in the realization of this dream project. Our studio took care of different tasks and activities, such as gameplay animation, cut-scenes, and in-game cinematics, together with the terrific Ubisoft Milan team and the great vision of Davide Soliani, which pushed everybody with a lot of passion and determination to reach the best results on this incredible game and guided us to the edge of this awesome galaxy! Thank you!


  • The waiting is over! Soulstice is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    The waiting is over! Soulstice is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    20 set 2022

    We are very proud to be part of this project, thanks to Reply Game Studios for involving us in the realization of all Game Cinematics and trailers! A big hug and giant thank you to everybody at Maga Animation Studio Soulstice's team, for the awesome work done together! From cinematic direction to animation, lighting, and FX! Stay tuned to discover more about our challenge... It's time to start your adventure: the two Sisters are waiting for you! 

    Hello Kitty Superstyle,

    Hello Kitty Superstyle, "super" preview at Milano Licensing Day 2022!

    15 set 2022

    During the event "IN CONVERSATION WITH Sanrio", a very special content update with a lot of news from the great Japanese brand, everyone was excited to see the first trailer of our incoming CG animated series! Hello Kitty Superstyle is a co-between Watch Next Media, Monello Production, and Maga animation studio. The project will be released in Italy next year on YoYo, thanks to RAI Kids for the great support on the production, and especially we desire to give a big thank you to the Amazon USA team for the attention to the project and his strong editorial work, that allows to the project became better and better day by day. Hello Kitty animated series, is an awesome animated dream that became real! Stay tuned for more...


  • EDGE Magazine, a very special issue with Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope!

    EDGE Magazine, a very special issue with Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope!

    11 ago 2022

    Out of this world – Ubisoft's Galaxy-infused sequel Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope shoots for the stars.
    The new issue of Edge is on sale now! Follow the link below...

    Terminator at Nacon Connect 2022

    Terminator at Nacon Connect 2022

    8 lug 2022

    Yesterday at Nacon connect 2022, was presented our recent CG trailer with a stunning protagonist... Terminator T800. The reveal trailer was realized for the announcement of the Terminator Survival Game developed by Nacon Studio Milan, thank you guys for involving us in this awesome project! A big hug to the people of our studio, you are great, thank you to everybody for the passion that you put every day into each pixel!


  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Showcase

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Showcase

    30 giu 2022

    Ubisoft has offered fans a deep dive into the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope via a special Showcase presentation. Creative Director Davide Soliani hosted the fifteen-minute broadcast last night, which included gameplay details, plot, music and more. Our team is very proud and happy to be part of this epic production, thank you to everybody at Ubisoft for giving us this unique opportunity, stay tuned, more news is coming soon... Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will be offered physically and digitally on Switch starting October 20, 2022.

    Soulstice, new story trailer released today!

    Soulstice, new story trailer released today!

    12 giu 2022

    Hello everybody, especially all video game passionate... We are very proud to share the new Soulstice game Cinematic story trailer! Thank you to all the people and artists for the awesome work done. A special thanks to the music team for the incredible original soundtrack! A big thank you to Reply Game studios for the great work done together and for the opportunity to be part of this fantastic journey. Stay tuned for more! The game will be available this September 20, 2022 from MODUS Games


  • Hello Kitty Super Style is announced at Cartoons on The Bay 2022 press conference.

    Hello Kitty Super Style is announced at Cartoons on The Bay 2022 press conference.

    4 giu 2022

    Our studio is very happy to be part of this new great animated project! Thank you Rai Kids for the big announcement during the Cartoons on The bay official Festival press conference. The brand new Sanrio's CG series of Hello Kitty is a co-production between Maga animation studio, Watch Next Media, and Monello Productions. Stay tuned, more news is coming soon...

    Leo & Giulia, Unicef Award Nomination at Cartoons on The Bay 2022

    Leo & Giulia, Unicef Award Nomination at Cartoons on The Bay 2022

    2 giu 2022

    Leo & Giulia, us like you, The Vaccines, is a nominee for the Special Prize for Best Social Work (Unicef Award Nomination), chosen from among the in-competition categories, at Cartoons on The bay 2022.


  • "Lupin's Tales" Silver Prize at Cyber Sousa-Xiamen International Animation Festival

    25 mag 2022

    Maga is proud to announce that Lupin's Tales our recent co-production, created by Xilam Animation, has won the Silver Prize "Best Animated Series Overseas" category at Cyber ​​Sousa-Xiamen 2021 International Animation Festival. Thank you also to Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana and the team of RAI Ragazzi to support us on this awesome challenge!

    #CartoonNext2022

    #CartoonNext2022

    15 apr 2022

    We are very proud that during the panel titled “Next New European Benchmarks”, 3 of 5 of the most important Italian-France co-productions mentioned, were produced together with Maga Animation Studio. Thanks to our co-production partners: Xilam Animation (Lupin's Tales), FrogBox (Ricky Zoom), Monello Productions, and Banijay Kids & Family (Street Football) for the awesome projects done together!


  • #internationalwomensday2022 We are very proud of the women of our team

    #internationalwomensday2022 We are very proud of the women of our team

    8 mar 2022

    Our mission is to continue to improve the work philosophy in the next years, maintained a vision based on inclusion, diversity, respect, especially for our women, to support their working routine, to be balanced with family activities for a better living.

    "Lupin's Tales"《小狼乐宾》stories in pop-up worlds continue to fascinate Chinese kids and families

    4 mar 2022

    The series is featured as part of Youku Kids 2022 Main Highlights, during Youku Tudou Inc’s Annual Content Promotion and Industrial Strategy Conference


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