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Our Story

House of Cool is the industry leader in animated pre-production, specializing in both feature films and television series. Founded in 2004 by two best friends, animation veteran Ricardo Curtis and finance expert Wes Lui, House of Cool’s pre-production expertise, vision and artistry have helped shape some of the coolest feature films such as Ferdinand, The Book of Life and Next Gen, as well as top quality television series, like Dragons: Race to the Edge, Trollhunters, 3Below and most recently, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. The studio’s exceptionally creative line-up of artists and producers allow for world class delivery of services globally, including: digital storyboarding, animatics, story development, conceptual and visual development, and character, environment and prop design.

Story is at the heart of everything that House of Cool touches, and together with its clients, the vision for the overall look and feel of the feature films and series are brought to life.


Story Services

  • Story Development

  • Digital Storyboarding

  • Animatics

  • Production Management

Design Services

  • Conceptual & Visual Development

  • Character Design

  • Environment & Prop Design

  • Art Direction


Ricardo Curtis

Ricardo Curtis

President and Co-Founder

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Wes Lui

Wes Lui

CEO and Co-Founder

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Rebecca Swift

Rebecca Swift

VP, Production

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Rodrigo Perez-Castro

Rodrigo Perez-Castro

VP of Creative

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