Born in 1971, Aton Soumache attended the Institute d’Etudes Politiques (Political Studies Institute) in Paris, where he earned two postgraduate degrees, writing his thesis on political science. His need for interaction pushed him to seek an active career, which he soon began at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
He went on in 1996 to found his own company, Onyx Films, a film company based around the production of Christian Volckman’s short Maaz. Once having established his name in the film industry, Aton Soumache then took advantage of his experience by expanding into television, founding Method Animation in 1998 with Alexis Vonarb.
Method Animation is one of the top producers of 3D-CGI animation series in Europe. As a multi-award winning animation concept and content creation company, Method Animation produces in-house innovative and ambitious concepts of 3D-CGI animation series, such as Super 4, Robin Hood or Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, for a large number of international broadcasters including Nickelodeon, BBC, ITV, France Televisions, M6, ABC Australia among others. The Company has also developed series of adaptations of renowned intellectual properties, either for or in collaboration with major partners, such as Iron Man (in coproduction with Marvel), Little Nick (co-production with M6 Studio), and of course The Little Prince – The TV series in collaboration with the Saint-Exupéry Family Estate. Today, Method Animation opened a new field in kid television with the release of the world’s first hybrid kid sitcom series weaving state-of-the-art 3D animation with live-action.
Building on this strong expertise, Aton Soumache co-founded with French producer Dimitri Rassam in 2014 the company ON Entertainment, to produce high-quality 3D animation content for a kids & family audience. The Company’s first milestone is the international outbreaking success of the animated movie The Little Prince, released in 2015 in more than 60 territories around the world. It was followed by the release of Mune: Guardian of the Moon, France’s 3rd best exported animation movie.