Scanline VFX

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Scanline VFX
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryVisual effects
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989), in Munich, Germany
Number of employees
1,200+ (2021)

Scanline VFX is a global visual effects and animation company founded 1989 in Munich. The studio is led by VFX Supervisor Stephan Trojansky. The company has 7 locations including Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, London, and Seoul.[1]

Scanline has recently completed work on films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) such as Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals (all 2021), and films based on DC Comics such as Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Suicide Squad (both 2021) and The Batman (2022). They have also worked on Terminator: Dark Fate, Gemini Man (both 2019), Godzilla vs. Kong, Free Guy and Don't Look Up (all 2021).

In terms of television, Scanline has worked on Game of Thrones season eight (2019), Shadow and Bone (2021-), Foundation (2021-), Cowboy Bebop (2021) and Stranger Things season four (2022).

In November 2021, Netflix announced that it would acquire Scanline with plans for it to operate as a standalone business working with a variety of clients.[2][3] The acquisition closed in the first quarter of 2022.[4]


Scanline is responsible for the development of its proprietary fluid effects software, Flowline. Scanline was the sole developer of Flowline and in 2008, was the recipient of a Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award for the software.[5]

In 2010, Scanline was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for its work on Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, for which it was the sole visual effects vendor.[6]

Scanline received a BAFTA nomination for Best Special Visual Effects in 2010 for its work on Iron Man 3[7] as well as a second Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects in 2014, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[8]

In 2010, Scanline won its first Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture for Hereafter.[9] Scanline has two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects to its credit for its work on Season Four[10] and Season Eight[11] of Game of Thrones as well as an HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects[12] and a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Created Environment for episode The Iron Throne.[13]

Film and television awards
Year Project Award For Result
2020 Game of Thrones - The Iron Throne VES Award Outstanding Created Environment Won
2019 Game of Thrones - The Bells Emmy Award Special Visual Effects Won
HPA Award Outstanding Visual Effects - Episodic Won
2010 Captain America: The Winter Soldier VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture Won

Completed projects[edit]



Year Films Directors Studio(s) and


Budget Gross
2006 300 Zack Snyder Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

$60–65 million $456.1 million
Poseidon Wolfgang Petersen Warner Bros. Pictures $160 million $181.7 million
2007 The Invasion Oliver Hirschbiegel Village Roadshow Pictures

Vertigo Entertainment

Warner Bros. Pictures

$65–80 million $40.2 million
2008 Iron Man Jon Favreau Marvel Studios

Paramount Pictures

$140 million $585.8 million
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Andrew Adamson Walt Disney Pictures

Walden Media

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

$225 million $419.7 million
2009 Vicky the Viking Michael Herbig Constantin Film €8 million $56.7 million
2012 Roland Emmerich Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures Releasing

$200 million $791.2 million


Year Films Directors Studio(s) and


Budget Gross
2010 The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski StudioCanal $45 million $60.2 million
Hanni & Nanni Christine Hartmann UFA GmbH

Universal Pictures International

N/A $7.1 million
The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan Nickelodeon Movies

Paramount Pictures

$150 million $319.7 million
Hereafter Clint Eastwood The Kennedy/Marshall Company

Amblin Entertainment Warner Bros. Pictures

$50 million $107 million
Gulliver's Travels Rob Letterman Dune Entertainment

20th Century Fox

$112 million $237.4 million
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rob Marshall Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Walt Disney Studios

$410.6 million $1.046 billion
Super 8 J. J. Abrams Bad Robot

Amblin Entertainment Paramount Pictures

$50 million $260.1 million
Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods Christian Ditter Constantin Film $11 million $20.8 million
Hotel Lux Leander Haußmann Bavaria Film $11 million $1.6 million
Immortals Tarsem Singh Relativity Media

Universal Pictures

$75 million $226.9 million
When Santa Fell to Earth [de]
2012 Battleship
The Avengers
The Amazing Spider-Man
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
The Apparition
Cloud Atlas
Hanni & Nanni 2 [de]
Zettl [de]
2013 White House Down
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
The Wolf of Wall Street
A Good Day to Die Hard
Don Jon
The Almost Perfect Man
Hanni & Nanni 3 [de]
Girl on a Bicycle
2014 Who Am I
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
300: Rise of an Empire
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Into the Storm
The Cut
Big Game
Beauty and the Beast
Joy of Fatherhood
2015 Furious 7
San Andreas
In the Heart of the Sea
Point Break
The Manny
Macho Man [de]
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Suicide Squad
The 5th Wave
The Shallows
Independence Day: Resurgence
The Most Beautiful Day
The Promise
Welcome to Germany
The Wild Soccer Bunch 6
Seitenwechsel [de]
Antonio, in Wonderland!
Manhunt: Escape to the Carpathians [de]
Friend Request
2017 Power Rangers
Kong: Skull Island
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
American Renegades
Justice League
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Transformers: The Last Knight
Teenosaurus Rex [de]
Bullyparade: The Film
In the Fade
2018 Tomb Raider
The Meg
Black Panther
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Bird Box
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver [de]
Hot Dog
2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix
6 Underground
Captain Marvel
Gemini Man
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Terminator: Dark Fate
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
The Golden Glove
Charlie's Angels
The Goldfish


Year Films Directors Studio(s) and


Budget Gross
2020 NightLife
Jim Button and the Wild 13
The Wrong Missy
The Rescue
2021 Black Widow
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Suicide Squad
Godzilla vs. Kong
Don't Look Up
Blood Red Sky
Free Guy
The Battle at Lake Changjin
2022 Moonfall
The Gray Man
The Adam Project
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Adam
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods
The Flash
Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms
Meg 2: The Trench
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Upcoming Projects[edit]

Year Films Directors Studio(s) and


2024 Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
1000 Zeilen

TV Series[edit]

Year(s) Name of Series Network
Game of Thrones HBO
Stranger Things Netflix
2018 The First Hulu, Channel 4
Lisey's Story
Shadow and Bone
The Nevers
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Line of Separation
2021 Cowboy Bebop Netflix
Moby Dick

Upcoming Projects[edit]

Year(s) Name of Series Network
Yu Yu Hakusho


  1. ^ "About". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  2. ^ "Netflix to Acquire Scanline VFX, Effects Studio That Has Worked on Stranger Things, Cowboy Bebop, Eternals and More". Variety. 22 November 2021. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
  3. ^ "Bringing More VFX Magic to Our Members With the Acquisition of Scanline VFX". Netflix Media Center (Press release). Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  4. ^ "Netflix Q1 2022 SEC filing". US SEC Edgar filings. Retrieved 2023-07-31.
  5. ^ "The 80th Scientific & Technical Awards 2008". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  6. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards 2011". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  7. ^ "Film | Special Visual Effects in 2014". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  8. ^ "The 86th Academy Awards 2014". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  9. ^ "9th Annual VES Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  10. ^ "66th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  11. ^ "71st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  12. ^ "2019 HPA Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  13. ^ "18th Annual VES Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.

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