“People come back from Belize with strange mementos. Christina and Lucas Martell came back with a laptop full of sand, an animated short, and the beginnings of an animation company.

Austin-based 3-D VFX and animation studio Mighty Coconut is only a couple of years old. “We’re definitely the newest guys on the block,” said Lucas. Yet it’s already making an impact: The studio has outgrown its first offices on South Lamar, moved up Burnet, taken over a converted house, and added additional space in a nearby office complex, with more staff joining.”

– Richard Whittaker, Staff Writer