Axis Studios’ first feature film, Welcome to Monster High, is directed by Stephen Donnelly and Olly Reid.

A new addition to the established Monster High franchise, Welcome to Monster High brings back fan-favourite characters including, Draculaura, Frankie Stein, Clawdeen, Cleo, and Lagoona – Axis also introduce several new faces.

The story depicts the school’s conception and how the dream of monsters and humans living side by side was realised. Working closely with Mattel, Axis created fresh, bold interpretations of the new toy line – the team intertwined new ideas with the iconic look of the toys to create consistent animation.

The team modified the traditional doll proportions and facial structure, opting for fluid lines and clean features. This resulted in characters capable of both dynamic action and subtle, engaging performances – recognisable as Monster High.