We love animation
And colorful characters
Welcome to Monkey Tennis. We are an animation studio, based in Viborg & Copenhagen, Denmark. We aspire to bring a unique blend of imagination, talent and humour to the worlds of animation, film, advertising, digital media and beyond. We know that all projects are unique with diverse
and individual needs and we taylor our approach to each project individually. Our services range from fully animated productions to supervision & direction, as well as work for hire in all aspects of a CG pipeline. Scroll down if you want to learn more about us and what we do.
About the studio
And what we do
Monkey Tennis was established in 2014, and now consists of four like-minded artists & producers from Denmark, Switzerland and Germany. Together we are the core of Monkey Tennis, an animation studio and creative collective. Our studio is based in Viborg (DK), next to The Animation Workshop, and we recently opened in Copenhagen (DK) as well. We provide service work in all aspects of the CG pipeline as well as full productions from beginning to end.
A part from our studio work, we also offer both creative & technical direction and supervision on animated productions. We work both as a group and on individual level on more specific parts of the pipeline. Our creative approach is a collective effort, where we combine our individual strengths to direct our projects as a unit. At Monkey Tennis we have a vast network of talented artists, that allows us to bring in the right talent for the right projects.
CEO & Animation Director
Mikkel is handling the business development and as a producer he oversees all of the ongoing productions at Monkey Tennis. He cofounded Monkey Tennis together with Frederik and David in the fall of 2014. Mikkels background is from the VFX world of London where he worked for MPC as a 3D artist. He graduated from The Animation Workshop with the film Interview which travelled around the world and picked up a few prizes
Frederik is a renowned character designer and art director who brings his unique visual style to all our productions. Beside his great talent in design and art direction he is also a very talented 3d artist. Frederik is bringing years of experience as a freelance artist, working for studios all across the globe on everything from pitch work to production of commercials and games.
Technical Art Director
Adrian is the technical addition to the Monkey Tennis team. His extraordinary talent spans wide and covers both highly technical solutions as well as a great artistic eye. Since he graduated with Mikkel and Frederik he has been working in many different productions as both TD and compositor. At Monkey Tennis he is responsible for finding the right technical solutions as well as overviewing the post-production pipeline.
In 2018 Ian joined Monkey Tennis as their producer. He is known for his social personality and organised way of handling all types of projects. He has gathered much experience in handling larger international projects since he started working in 2010. After many years in Berlin working both as a steady and freelance producer, having had clients such as Samsung, Nike, Mercedes-Benz and Heineken, as well as doing numerous smaller artistic projects he has now decided to start a new chapter working with Monkey Tennis in Copenhagen.
We are always on the lookout for new and interesting projects so if you think that Monkey Tennis could be an exciting match for your animated project – please don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch with us.
Ian Otto / Producer
Phone: (+49) 17 85 45 96 23
Mikkel Okholm / CEO
Phone: (+45) 93 60 80 45