A. Film Production A/S is a Danish animation studio currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It produces traditional and CGI animation for feature films, television, advertising and games. The studio’s notable original features include Felidae, Help! I’m a Fish, Jungledyret Hugo and Terkel in Trouble.
The studio was founded on 1 August 1988 by animators Stefan Fjeldmark, Karsten Kiilerich, Jørgen Lerdam and Hans Perk and producer Anders Mastrup who met while working on the 1986 film Valhalla. In 1995, the Danish media corporation Egmont purchased 50% of A. Film and moved A. Film under the umbrella of its film division, Nordisk Film. Stefan Fjeldmark left A. Film in 2008 to pursue a career in live-action. Several animators who began their careers at A. Film became well established at the Disney and DreamWorks studios. Since about 1995, the company’s logo is a grinning pig, designed by Finn Skovgaard.
In 2010, A. Film A/S split into two companies: A. Film Production A/S which continues independent film production, and A. Film A/S under Nordisk Film which manages the rights of the earlier productions. The A. Film group of companies, with A. Film Production A/S as its base, includes the independent studios A. Film Eesti in Tallinn, Estonia (est. 1994) and A. Film L.A., Inc. in Los Angeles, California (est. 2008). In Berlin, Germany, A. Film used to be part of the studio Friendly Fritz. It previously owned studios in Riga, Latvia (2002–2010) and Munich, Germany (2006–2009).
The A. Film companies also worked as a subcontractor on 28 films including FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, Asterix Conquers America, The Little Punker, The Secret Weapon, Once Upon a Forest, Felidae, Balto, The Princess and the Goblin (1993), Tarzan II, The Pebble and the Penguin, A Troll in Central Park, All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, Quest for Camelot and Eight Crazy Nights. In 2007, A. Film A/S provided services on Disney’s Goofy: How to Hook Up Your Home Theater.
A. Film Production A/S has recently released several feature films including Niko2: Little Brother, Big Trouble, ‘”Albert”, ‘Alfie Atkins: Hocus Pocus and the stop-motion film Miffy the Movie.