Denmark's Zentropa has launched a new animation company, Rambuk, to be headed by director Stefan Fjeldmark.

Most recently Fjeldmark has been working with Denmark's Fine and Mellow Productions in a non-animation role.

Commenting on the appointment, Zentropa CEO, Peter Aalbaek Jensen described Fjeldmark as having 'a rare ability to combine his borderless creativity and leftfield imagination into films often made with a mix of exciting new techniques. He has an offbeat way of thinking and this fits right into the Zentropa family.'

Local feature animation films have fared well with Danish audiences of late with Terkel In Trouble, Journey To Saturn and Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms among the successes.

International animation features have also been well received. The last two Shrek films alone saw a combined total of more than one million admissions.

Zentropa's relaunch of its animation focus follows other initiatives since it joined forces with Nordisk Film in April 2008, including the recent opening of an office in Norway and a new arm, Zentropa Games, focusing on the development and production of computer and video games.