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Latest revision as of 13:34, 12 August 2018

X-Ray Kid Studios
Basic Information
Company Type
Private
Foundation
Newport Beach, California, USA
Industry
Video Game Development, Comic Books, Television, Film
Key People
Jeff Matsuda, Founder, President and Creative Director
Mike Christian, Founder, Director of 3D
Brian Wyser, Founder, Animation Director
Simon Cooke, Director of Engineering
Kevin Hanna, Lead 3D Art Director
Hakjoon Kang, Lead Background Designer
Aron Lusen, Lead Concept Painter/3D Artist
Jon Suzuki, Lead Character Designer

X-Ray Kid Studios is a privately held entertainment company specializing in Video Game Development, Comic Books, Television Production and Film based in Newport Beach, California and Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.. The company is best known for its work producing animation and art for Google's Lively project.

History[]

X-Ray Kid Studios was founded in 2006 by Jeff Matsuda, Mike Christian and Brian Wyser.

In June 2008, Google released Google Lively, with art, animation and characters designed and created by X-Ray Kid Studios under contract to Google, as Google's first entertainment / games project.

Under direction by X-Ray Kid staff, Mindwalk Studios in Beijing built many of the 3D avatars and animations for Lively.[1]

Citing economic factors and a focus on core projects, Google eventually shut down Lively in 2008. [2]

Principals[]

  • Jeff Matsuda - President and Creative Director
    • Jeff Matsuda is an Emmy winning Producer, Art Director, Lead Character Artist and Comic Artist, and has worked for Warner Brothers, Marvel Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Animation on properties which include The Batman (TV series), TMNT (film), and Jackie Chan Adventures.
  • Mike Christian - Director of 3D and Chief Financial Officer
    • Mike Christian has an extensive track record in comic books as an inker, story boarding, character modelling and art direction, and has worked with Marvel Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Image Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, THQ and Activision.

Games[]

Television[]

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Comic Books[]

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Film[]

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