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XILAM-ARMADA  the good cocktail...

A major player in animation, Xilam is an integrated studio founded in 1999 that creates, produces and distributes original programmes in more than 190 countries for both children and adult audiences.
Armada is a 2D animation studio based in HCMC Vietnam. Founded in 1994 the studio worked on several TV series and long features. The experience of the studio is well known in the worldwide animation industry, the international level of their productions make them the leader of the 2D animation industry in Vietnam.
Xilam content is broadcast on television, and is also available on SVoD platforms including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon and NBC Universal, and AVoD streaming platforms including YouTube and Facebook.

With its creativity and capacity for innovation recognised worldwide, as well as editorial and commercial expertise at the cutting edge of its industry, Xilam is positioned as a key player in a fast-growing market. Each year, Xilam builds real successes and capitalises on its powerful historical brands including Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko, as well as new properties such as Oggy Oggy for a preschool audience, Mr Magoo which has a second season in production, and Academy Award® nominated adult feature film I Lost My Body. Xilam’s expanding and strong catalogue now consists of over 2,200 episodes and three feature films.

Furthermore, Xilam’s acquisition of Cube Creative in 2019, provides the company with unique expertise in 3D and computer-generated imagery, alongside a programming portfolio that offers entertainment for families worldwide with series such as Where’s Chicky? and Athleticus.

Xilam employs more than 500 individuals, including 400 artists, across its studios in Paris, Lyon, Angoulême and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

In HCMC Xilam-Armada propose some training programs for the young artists would like to join our team 

This programs will allow our students to have an international level in drawing and 2D animation in order to integrate our studio production.


Choose your option...



  • Create an outstanding world, develop their creativity and their abilities
  • Fundamentals of drawing

Concept: with this training program, our students will learn advanced drawing techniques and 2D layout on Toon Boom Harmony.

Audience: This program is perfect for fine art students who would like to specialize in 2D animation.


For the young artists would like to follow  a career in animation, we offer an adapted program by professional and experienced team. 

We will prepare them for adapt to the best production level and give the necessary skills for work in our studio by focus first on the fundamentals of drawing and animation.
We are going to give to our students all the keys to a full artistic development
  • Masters of drawing and creative techniques
  • A graphic culture and an artistic eye sharpen to adapt to any type of animation.
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Learn digital drawing at a professional level with an Active Learning Method of our animation program. Get the building blocks you need to start a career in international animation studio.


Digital drawing and Animation
Groups workshop with exercises 


Tailor made program adapted to animation productions


Life drawing sessions
Outside drawing and perspective


We start with the basics. You will get an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of drawing. Fundamentals are the most important part of creating professional art.

You will learn everything from line fundamentals all the way up to highlight and shadows.

Then you are going to learn how to draw from life.
Observing life and drawing it is a critical skill when it comes to art.
At this point you’ll be ready to start drawing the human face.
We will spend a whole section learning how to draw the human face from different angles then you’re going to learn how to draw the human figure and body language.

Next you’ll learn how perspective works and how to incorporate it into your art.
You will be learning 1, 2, and 3 point perspective.
Lastly you will gain access to the bonus section where I’ll teach you how I draw animation styled characters step by step.


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