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API to store and manage the data of your animation production

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Zou, the Kitsu API is the memory of your animation production

The Kitsu API allows to store and manage the data of your animation/VFX production. Through it you can link all the tools of your pipeline and make sure they are all synchronized.

A dedicated Python client, Gazu, allows users to integrate Zou into the tools.

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Zou can:

  • Store production data, such as projects, shots, assets, tasks, metadata files, and validations.

  • Track the progress of your artists

  • Store preview files and version them

  • Provide folder and file paths for any task

  • Import and Export data to CSV files

  • Publish an event stream of changes

Installation and documentation

Installation of Zou requires the setup of third-party tools such as a database instance, so it is recommended to the follow the documentation:

Specification: -


Contributions are welcomed so long as the C4 contract is respected.

Zou is based on Python and the Flask framework.

You can use the pre-commit hook for Black (a python code formatter) before commiting:

pip install pre-commit
pre-commit install

Instructions for setting up a development environment are available in the documentation


  • @aboellinger (Xilam/Spa)

  • @BigRoy (Colorbleed)

  • @EvanBldy (CGWire) - maintainer

  • @ex5 (Blender Studio)

  • @flablog (Les Fées Spéciales)

  • @frankrousseau (CGWire) - maintainer

  • @kaamaurice (Tchak)

  • @g-Lul (TNZPV)

  • @pilou (Freelancer)

  • @LedruRollin (Cube-Xilam)

  • @mathbou (Zag)

  • @manuelrais (TNZPV)

  • @NehmatH (CGWire)

  • @pcharmoille (Unit Image)

  • @Tilix4 (Normaal)

About authors

Kitsu is written by CGWire, a company based in France. We help animation and VFX studios to collaborate better through efficient tooling. We already work with more than 70 studios around the world.

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