Seattle based Amazon acquired mostly Winnipeg based ThinkBox, software company providing unique solutions for artists in the entertainment industry, for undisclosed amount of money.
Thinkbox Software has provided creative tools and pipeline technology for both small and large scale projects including the worlds largest feature films. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Avatar, Tron, GI-Joe the Rise of Cobra and hundreds of other films have utlized our software in front of and behind the screen. Our tools have been at the core of award winning projects, music videos, commercials and hundreds of hours of creative content spanning film, broadcast, commercial, marketing, games and web content.
Chris Bond is the Founder, CEO and President of Thinkbox Software. He established the company in 2010 with a mission to bring together the power of high-performance computing and the artistry of visualization. Following the acquisition he said:
We're excited to announce that we've been acquired by Amazon!
We'll be joining the Amazon Web Services family, and we're looking forward to working together to deliver exciting customer offerings.
At this point, it's still business as usual for us. We'll continue to provide you, our customers, with remarkable support whether you work on-prem, in the cloud or both.
Chris and the Thinkbox Team
It will be interesting to see what Amazon has in mind for ThinkBox software. Maybe some new blockbuster Amazon Originals movies like Transformers?