Animated Feature film & TV Series
Floating World Animation is a content creation and development company based in Beijing, China. The company consists of an international team of creatives devoted to making heartwarming, entertaining, and unforgettable characters and stories. Our artists have over 20 years of combined experience, with major footprints in key studios in the industry such as Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Lucasfilm Animation, Netflix, and Paramount. We are currently developing 2D and 3D animated, cross-platform shows with a focused demographic of 6- to 12-year-olds. We believe in making unique and appealing family-friendly content that both children and parents can enjoy
Mier is a determined creative with a steadfast commitment to animation IP creation, beginning her career as a top illustrator and editor in publishing, advertising, and gaming for Chinese children’s book publishers Jieli Publishing House and Anhui Children’s Book Publishing House.
She was the liaison for international publishers Phaidon and Taschen to work with the top Chinese art publisher Artron. She also produced the iMadefae, Kungfu Taxi, and Office Hero games while at Keyloft LLC. Along with Dalton Grant, she co-produced and co-directed the animated short, The Way to Heaven, which garnered laurels from the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival and EXPOTOONS International Animation Festival. She holds an MFA from the Academy of Art University and a BFA from the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. After eight years of living in the United States, she returned to China in 2015 to establish Floating World Animation Studios. In 2017 she signed with Tencent for the distribution of COOTIES in China.
Dalton was a story artist on the Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf and DuckTales. In a career spanning almost two decades, his talent and dedication have also helped to produce such animated hits as Cars, Shrek 2, and SpongeBob 2. A proud alum of Academy of Art University, Dalton was discovered by Rob Gibbs and Joe Raft while still in school. He met Mier Tang in 2005 when he was teaching at Academy of Art University and joined forces with her in 2008 to co-produce and co-direct The Way to Heaven short film. In 2018 Dalton finally made the move to China where he joined Mier at Floating World Animation and co-produced the COOTIES project which will be distributed in China by Tencent.