Our Story

Pixel Pirate Studio is an EMMY nominated creative studio that is dedicated to developing content that inspires the next generation. Positive representation of every culture inspires children and adults to be creative thinkers and doers, and to learn to love and respect each other. Pixel Pirate Studio is recognized for captivating our audience with bright, bold and powerful visual stories of history and heritage across multiple platforms. Our content encompasses publishing, gaming, animation and licensing. Our wealth of knowledge comes from working with and developing long-lasting brands for major companies such as Cartoon Network, American Greetings, Rand om House, Netflix, Spike, Nickelodeon and BET. We are poised to lead the way as an example of what is possible for all people who believe that anything is possible if you put your heart and mind to it.

Our Team

Obi Onyejekwe, Founder & COO:

Entrepreneur and product specialist with extensive experience building digital and entertainment companies. Raised up to $900,000 on first startup (Nito Inc.), which was recently acquired by AOL. Outstanding leader with a record of spearheading the development of high-end profitable products. Start-up Founder with experience raising capital and building qualified teams. Marketing specialist for large commercial and multi-media campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and major entertainment entities like Spike, Nickelodeon, and BET. Led and contributed to every aspect of product development which resulted in increased revenue and traction of mobile and desktop applications. Adaptable, analytical, and articulate. 


Daniel Shoesmith, Executive Producer:

Daniel has over 18 years of experience in film, television and digital production. His past roles include producing, directing, grant writing and production managing commercials, TV shows, music videos, photo shoots, and branded content. Throughout his career, He has developed and maintained solid relationships with clients and some of the best vendors, freelance contractors and specialists in the industry. His range of experience with mixed media projects has provided him with the ability to adapt to any situation in a heartbeat and negotiate contracts to manage budgets responsibly – all while meeting tight deadlines and maintaining the highest possible standards with respect to production value.

Sample clients include: Adidas, Nike, RBC, Corus Entertainment, Bell Media, HGTV, Airbnb and Warner Music Canada.



Animation Production Services & IP Development

We take pride in producing high quality animation and concept design services for Web, TV, Games, and Film. Our crew has experience working on award winning animation & development for high profile clients like of Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network to name a few. Utilizing our expertise in CG, Flash, After Effects & Photoshop, we’ve created content and eye catching designs in a wide range of mediums. We are also highly experienced at creating and developing entertainment IP. We offer:

  • High quality animation TV, Web, and Film
  • Show Development
  • Commercials and Promos
  • Pre-production
  • Concept Design
  • Character Design
  • Illustration
  • Web Development

Shows & Movies

For feature films and TV shows, our Canadian outpost is outfitted to maximize your budget on labor and qualified expenditures, by capitalizing on Canada’s tax credit incentives. Save up to:

  • 50% on animation and VFX labor
  • 35% on non-animation and non-VFX labor
  • 21% on qualified, non-labor expenses
In addition to tax credit benefits on net labor, save approximately 20 cents on the dollar with current exchange rates, as well as a 13% rebate on Harmonized Sales Taxes.
To qualify for tax credits, the minimum spend per feature film is $1Million Canadian dollars (Approx. $800,000 USD). The minimum spend for TV programs ranges from $100,000 to $200,000 Canadian dollars (Approx. $80,000 to $160,000 USD).


Game Design & Development

Pixel Pirate Studio provides a range of game development services to our clients. We work with Ad Agencies, publishers & developers to create compelling, engaging experiences with their brands. Our team of developers have a wide range of experience developing 2D and 3D games for mobile devices, using tools such as Ruby On Rails, Android- Java, Objective-C & Swift for iOS and Unity 3D C#. Our game development services include:

  • Full scale game development from prototype to launch
  • Prototype and proof of concept development
  • Game concept and design
  • Game Animation for 2D and 3D
  • Sprite Boards
  • Game design consulting

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Our Clients

Cartoon Network