Back Story


Elephant Room Studio was founded in New York City, on October 2014 by Animation Director, Swain Fuller. Swain wanted to combine his training and love of animation with his training and love for the fine arts. In particular, Swain enjoyed studying the works of great painters from various time periods like: Claude Monet, Maung Aw, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Georges Seurat, Vincent  Van Gogh, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kazuo Oga, and the ancient artist of Eastern Africa, The Mediterranean, and Asia.
The vision of Elephant Room Studio is to blur the lines between animation and fine art. The great animation works of Walt Disney, Winsor McCay, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, Osamu Tezuka, and Hayao Miyazaki, as well as many others were a great influence in the design, and animation style.
With fine art, and animated film as the background the Elephant Room Studio team creates majestic full length animated films for theatrical, digital, and home video release. Although we are open to do animations as commercials for clients, it is not our focus. We are happy to have a co production company in South Korea with over 20 years of experience aiding the animated sequences in the production pipeline.
Furthermore, we wanted to add to the legacy of great literature by making sure that each animation is based on carefully crafted original written works in the genres of fantasy, adventure, journey, and science-fiction. We choose these genres to turn into animations because they allow us to create amazing city-scapes, landscapes, and inspired worlds.
Ani & Tetisheri serves as the flagship animated feature length film for the world to see what Elephant Room Studio is all about. Please be sure to check out the Ani & Tetisheri novel here, and to learn more about the progress of the adapted animaiton production here

Always Have Vision,
Swain Fuller
Founder | Animation Director