Nitrogen Studios

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Nitrogen Studios Canada, Inc. (commonly referred to as Nitrogen Studios) is a Canadian animation company founded by husband and wife duo Greg Tiernan and Nicole Stinn.

On March 7, 2017, it was acquired by British visual effects and feature animation studio company Cinesite.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Feature films[edit | edit source]

Theatrical[edit | edit source]

Year Title Co-production Notes
2006 Happily N'Ever After Vanguard Animation
Odyssey Entertainment
2016 Sausage Party Point Grey Pictures
Annapurna Pictures
Columbia Pictures
2019 The Addams Family Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cinesite Studios
The Jackal Group
United Artists Releasing
Bron Creative
Whalerock Industries
Denver and Delilah Productions
2021 The Addams Family 2 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Bron Creative
Cinesite Studios
United Artists Releasing
TBA Arkie Passion Pictures

Direct-to-Video[edit | edit source]

Year Title Co-production
2009 Hero of the Rails HIT Entertainment
2010 Misty Island Rescue
2011 Day of the Diesels
2012 Blue Mountain Mystery

Television[edit | edit source]

Premiere Date End Date Title Channel Note
January 9th 2008 December 25th, 2012 Thomas & Friends PBS Kids
Channel 5
100 episodes: CGI series; co-produced with HIT Entertainment
February 26th, 2011 June 23rd, 2012 Dan Vs. Hub Network 27 episodes: lip sync; co-produced with Film Roman, The Hatchery, and Starz Media
December 23rd, 2016 May 25th, 2018 Trollhunters Netflix 2 episodes: co-produced with DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You

Other projects[edit | edit source]

Year Title Medium
2005 God of War (uncredited) Video game with SCE Santa Monica Studio, Sony Computer Entertainment, and JP: Capcom
2010 Kodee’s Canoe Interactive app series

Controversy[edit | edit source]

Several days after the release of Sausage Party, allegations of poor treatment of Nitrogen Studios employees surfaced in the comments section of an interview with Tiernan and co-director Conrad Vernon, featured on the website Cartoon Brew. Various anonymous posters, purporting to be animators who worked on the film in question, made claims including that Nitrogen forced them to work overtime for free and that some employees were threatened with termination. Some animators weren't even credited in Sausage Party. One poster stated that Tiernan had developed a reputation for "disturbing behaviour and abusive management style". Publications such as the Washington Post the Los Angeles Times and /Film have picked up the story.