Pet Superstars

Do you think your pet is a superstar? This series for ABC Children’s is all about fabulous fluffy bunnies and super slobbering dogs. We created a broadcast package of awesome pets who love the limelight.

Our brief was to create a lively, fun title sequence that communicates just what makes these animals funny and unique. As this was for the slightly older ABC 3 audience we opted for quirky, edgy and angular character designs to age up the animated characters.

We are always looking to use the best technique for the brief whether it be utilising new software like Toon Boon or our bespoke rigging skills in After Effects. In this case with the varied animal species, we opted for After Effects using puppet tool, character rigs and frame by frame animation. These techniques brought the personalities of the animals to life. From skateboarding lizards to rock star cockatoos, our hero dog never wants to be left out of the picture; he’s a superstar after all.

Scope Character Design, Animation

Client

ABC

The Team

Directors James Hackett & Jean Camden
Producer Sarah Harris
Character Design James Hackett & Jean Camden
Animation and Compositing Jean Camden, Greg Hunsburger,
Rob Moffett, Jessica Sommerville