Marvel Studios has picked Canadian-based Squeeze Animation Studios to create five episodes of “What If…?,” a new animated series scheduled to stream on Disney+ in 2021.
This will be the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and explores alternative histories for key characters and supporting characters from the MCU. The show will lead the audience into uncharted territory including: Winter Soldier taking on a zombie Captain America, Black Panther becoming Starlord, and Agent Carter getting the super soldier serum.
Squeeze CEO and co-founder Denis Doré said: “Marvel was looking for a world-class animation studio to come up with a fresh and unique style that would be in keeping with their brand essence. We really clicked, right from our initial talks in Los Angeles last year, and they loved our proposal. I’m thrilled that our artists’ creativity and talent resonated so strongly in Hollywood.”
Squeeze has animation studios in Quebec City and Montreal. Co-founded by Denis Doré and Patrick Beaulieu in 2011, it has a creative team of almost 150 people working on 3D animation projects from clients including Disney, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Sony and more.