Film Roman said today that it has partnered with Baja California-based animation facility Boxel Studios to create Film Roman Baja J.V. The joint venture, located in Tijuana, is a full-service animation and visual effects studio that specializes in traditional and 3D animation. Current client productions include Mattel’s animated series Max Steel.

“The venture’s driving purpose is to execute high-quality, cost-effective animated properties across a broad spectrum of platforms; including features, television and new media productions,” said Film Roman CEO Steve Waterman.

Boxel co-founder and creative director Uriel Reyes Botello and co-founder and director Andres Reyes Botello are overseeing day-to-day operations with Waterman and founder Phil Roman providing senior management and oversight to the Baja studio.