Formed by writer-director and series creator Savin Yeatman-Eiffel, Sav! The World Productions produces and develops original high-end animation since 1998. It is one of the very rare Western companies to have developed over the years a genuine production and co-production expertise with Japan.
The company's most ambitious creation to date is the award winning action-adventure hit series Oban Star-Racers (26 half-hours), which aired successfully in more than 100 countries worldwide including ABC Family & Toon Disney (US), NHK BS2 (Japan), France 3 (Fr.), Super RTL (Germany), GMTV (UK), RAI2 (Italy) and Jetix/Disney XD.
The result of a long development process and two and a half years of intensive production in Tokyo and Paris, Oban Star-Racers sets itself apart from other series by the quality of its 2D/3D animation and its attention to detail – carefully crafted designs, rich characters and story – which are similar to those usually found only in feature films. OSR also marks a unique artistic collaboration between Japan and Europe. STW’s artistic team have lived and worked in Tokyo for more than 2 years, in perfect osmosis with their Japanese partners.
Outside of its own creations, STW produces for clients animated TV commercials, such as the Milo campaign for Publicis/Nestlé, and concept designs.
STW also produces short films such as the award-winning Oban Star-Racers pilot film: Molly, Star-Racer (winner of a 2001 LEAF AWARD, nominated for Best Editing at the 2002 Imagina Awards); the animated short film Squat, selected at more than 20 major international festivals (Annecy, Anima Mundi, NYUFR, VIFVF etc.) or the short animated political spoofs Droite Park and Les Barbacentristes for France's top rated TV show Nulle Part Ailleurs.