March 21, 2018

Guns Explained with Cats

'Sunshine Rhymes' by Copernicus Studios

A new musical series of animated shorts for preschoolers, created by Copernicus Studios. They took a collection of classic children's songs and lovingly reimagined them with vocal contributions from some of Nova Scotia’s greatest singers, including: David Myles, Rose Cousins, STEWART LEGERE, Breagh MacKinnon, Kim Harris & Ben Caplan, and lovingly animated in this beautiful storybook style.

Old Macdonald Had A Farm

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Itsy Bitsy Spider

More to come soon...

March 20, 2018

Colorscope: Pink

Client: CNN
Creative Producer: Sarah-Grace Mankarious
Directed by: Giant Ant
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Producer: Liam Hogan
Storyboard: Conor Whelan, Jay Grandin, Marion Bordeyne, Eric Pautz
Art Direction: Eric Pautz
Illustration & Visual Development: Eric Pautz, Marion Bordeyne, Conor Whelan, Shawn Hight, Sitji Chou, Whitney Lam
Animation Direction: Conor Whelan
Animation: Conor Whelan, Shawn Hight, Chris Anderson, Henrique Barone, Matt James, Taylor Peters, Whitney Lam
Compositing: Conor Whelan, Eric Pautz
Audio: Bryan Stone

Breakdown of cloth animation process:

March 18, 2018

BBC Winter Olympics – 'The Fearless are Here' by Nexus Studios

Agency: Y&R London
Executive Creative Director: Mark Roalfe
Creatives: Gavin McGrath
Jim Bolton
Psembi Kinstan
Agency Producer: Kat Maidment

Production Company: Nexus Studios
Directors: Smith & Foulkes
Executive Creative Director: Chris O’Reilly
Producer: Tracey Cooper
Production Manager: Rebecca Archer

Animation Supervisor: Michal Firkowski

Art Directors: Alice Duke
Shen Yi

Design: Callum Strachan
David Feliu
Jamie Jones
Maxime Dupuy
Melanie Climent

Animation Lead: Bishoy Gendi

Animation: Duncan Gist
Hozen Britto
Ines Scheiber
Peter Lowey

FX Animation: Frankie Swan
Ines Scheiber

Clean Up Animation: Christina Nerland
Duane Uba
Giacomo Autili
Judit Boor

Compositing Lead: Abel Kohen

Compositing: Chris Moran
Daniele Baiardini
Elliott Kajdan
John Taylor

Edit: Dave Slade
James Alexander

Sound Design: Anthony Moore @ Factory

Music Production: Native Music

Composer: Fred Ashworth

March 17, 2018

NPR Invisibilia // Alien Hand - by Giant Ant

Invisibilia, NPR's radio program and podcast that fuses storytelling with science, came to us with their very first animation assignment. The story of a woman who's hand has a mind of its own. We paired the unpredictability of Karen's experience with an unpredictable visual style.

Client: NPR | Invisibilia
Directed by Giant Ant
Producer: Teresa Toews
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Storyboard: Sitji Chou
Art Direction: Rafael Mayani
Illustration: Rafael Mayani, Marion Bordeyne, Sitji Chou
Animation: Diego Maclean, Sitji Chou, Conor Whelan, Whitney Lam,
Clean up: Marion Bordeyne, Whitney Lam, Diego Maclean, Sitji Chou, Conor Whelan

March 16, 2018

'Travel Channel Little Journeys' by Dog & Rabbit

The films are all stop-motion animation with a bit of post-production good stuff here and there when needed.

The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models. Throughout all these films you can see the vehicles and people from the other films scattered within, and it's shot in the macro lens/tilt-shift technique to give it a strong 'photographed miniatures' effect.

The films were produced by Perfect Tribe for Scripps.
Animation by Dorota and Andrew. Photography and video by Nich. Sound design by Nigel Manington.

March 14, 2018


Client: Intel
Production Studio: Hornet
Director: Ege Soyuer
Executive Producer: Hana Shimizu
Head of Production: Sang-Jin Bae
Development Producer: Kristin Labriola
Producer: Niki DiCesare
Editor: Stephanie Andreou
Storyboard Artist: Ege Soyuer
Designers: Ege Soyuer, Austin Hermann

2D Lead Animator: Ege Soyuer
2D Animators: Hui Chi Chuang, Elena Manetta
Compositors: Ege Soyuer, Hui Chi Chuang
C4D: Chris Guyot

Music & Sound Design: Barking Owl

Agency: TBWA/Chiat Day
Creative Directors: Matthew Woodhams-Roberts and Dave Horton
Senior Art Director: Andrew Livingston
Senior Copywriter: Simon Bruyn
Producer: Joe Maggiore
Brand Director: Amy Krieg
Brand Manager: Dana Fors