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"The Little Duck," directed by Blacklist's Wizz directors the Andy's for Disneyland Paris, has just been ranked number 1...
12/18/2019

"The Little Duck," directed by Blacklist's Wizz directors the Andy's for Disneyland Paris, has just been ranked number 12 on Adweek's "The Best 25 Ads of 2019." The Andy's partnered with BETC Paris to make this heartwarming spot, which embodies the wonders of this magical destination through an enchanting tale that captures what it's like to finally meet your idol.
https://www.psyop.com/project/disneyland-paris-the-little-duck
https://www.adweek.com/creativity/the-25-best-ads-of-2019/

The most important part of the holidays is spending time with your loved ones. Psyop director and co-founder Marie Hyon ...
12/04/2019
Psyop | Chickfila

The most important part of the holidays is spending time with your loved ones. Psyop director and co-founder Marie Hyon beautifully evokes this sentiment in our animated film for Chick-Fil-A, "The Time Shop." Our goal was to create an intimate tale that emotionally connects the viewer to our protagonist, to bring out the subtlety and nuances of her character, and to leave the audience with a sense of wonder and joy.

Make sure to check it out if you haven't already, and have some tissues on hand just in case!

For more info on the Time Shop and the interactive experience, visit https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/inside-chick-fil-a/the-time-shop-frequently-asked-questions

Psyop's first foray into original programming has now released its third season on Amazon Prime's Dreamworks TV channel....
12/02/2019
Watch Grandma's Cats are Trying to Kill Her Season 2 - Prime Video

Psyop's first foray into original programming has now released its third season on Amazon Prime's Dreamworks TV channel.

Boasting a fresh, mid century design vibe, Grandma's Cats Are Trying to Kill Her was concepted, developed and produced at Psyop. Grandma's Cats follows the story of young Lucas, initially excited to spend a summer at Grandma's house binging zombie movies and candy. Quickly, Lucas begins to uncover a nefarious plot by Grandma's two constant companions -- her cats -- hell bent on making sure that this summer is her last.

Initially distributed through YouTube, seasons 1 and 2 were structured in an episodic format so that they could be viewed in any order. When the show moved to Amazon Prime's Dreamworks channel, the team was able to follow a serialized format that digs into the backstory of the cats and starts to reveal a larger conspiracy at play.

Grandma's Cats Seasons 1 - 3 was EPed and Produced by Amanda Miller, Season 3 was directed by Jack Anderson.

Lucas's plans to spend summer vacation at Grandma's house eating candy and playing video games fall to pieces when he uncovers a deadly secret - Grandma’s cats are trying to kill her! These scheming felines are pulling out all the stops - robotic cat monsters, mini-golf disasters and even an elect...

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street! We were honored to get to work on the beloved children show's new...
11/15/2019
Psyop | 17613 Hbo Sesame Street

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street! We were honored to get to work on the beloved children show's new opening sequence. Catch the 50th Anniversary special this Sunday, November 17!

We are proud to announce that our Studio Aka director Marcus Armitage is up for this year's Young Guns 17 Creative Choic...
11/14/2019
Marcus Armitage

We are proud to announce that our Studio Aka director Marcus Armitage is up for this year's Young Guns 17 Creative Choice Award. Please check out his amazing work and vote!

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11/12/2019

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4 years ago directors Todd & Kylie, working with McCann Manchester, gave life and personality to one of Aldi’s humblest ...
11/12/2019
Psyop | Aldi_greatestshow

4 years ago directors Todd & Kylie, working with McCann Manchester, gave life and personality to one of Aldi’s humblest items - the carrot. Dubbed Kevin the Carrot, the lovable, unassuming character quickly won the public over with his daring antics. Over the years, a fan base grew steadily as they watched Kevin meet Santa, win over a love interest and defeat a nemesis.

Named by Campaign as the “Public’s most liked Christmas ad,” Kevin the Carrot has been firmly woven into UK popular culture as a fixture of the holiday season.

Watch Kevin’s latest stunts as a ringmaster extrordinaire in our new spot “Greatest Show,” which features a musical number to the tune of Robbie Williams’ “Let Me Entertain You.” The spot, which makes cultural references to “Peaky Blinders,” “A Christmas Carol” and “The Greatest Showman,” is already getting considerable press even just a few days after its release. Check out what all the hype is about!

ALDI UKGreatest Show ALDI UK Leafy Blinders "We can't believe this is Kevin's 4th year celebrating the holidays with us! Every year these spots seem to get bigger and bigger but certainly we seem to have blown the roof off this one. Regardless of the challenges, these spots are a total blast to make...

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10/25/2019

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We are so excited to welcome the incredibly talented director and visual artist, Shane Griffin, to our Psyop roster! Sha...
10/25/2019

We are so excited to welcome the incredibly talented director and visual artist, Shane Griffin, to our Psyop roster!

Shane pioneers a conceptual & artistic approach to not only film, but sculpture, animation, design, and large screen visuals.

Take a look at some of his work: https://www.psyop.com/creators/psyop-shane-griffin

Only a week after its release, our KFC dating simulator is already getting lots of online love from players everywhere! ...
09/30/2019
Psyop | Everybody Loves Colonel Sanders

Only a week after its release, our KFC dating simulator is already getting lots of online love from players everywhere! Check it out!

EVERYBODY LOVES COLONEL SANDERSPsyop's KFC online dating simulator game proves to be a hit among gamers everywhere. This week Psyop and KFC released I Love You Colonel Sanders! A Finger Licking’ Good Dating Simulator, developed at our Los Angeles studio and published to PC & Mac via the Steam stor...

KFC is out and the people have spoken! “This is the greatest game of all time.”“Charles would be so proud of where human...
09/25/2019

KFC is out and the people have spoken!

“This is the greatest game of all time.”

“Charles would be so proud of where humanity got.”

“This is a true masterpiece... Thank you KFC, for bringing us the gift we did not know we needed.”

“This game is the 8th wonder of the world”

“I cannot tell you how amazing this game is. KFC really excelled at making a game that makes you laugh every minute at their hilarious story. 1000000/10 would recommend.”

09/16/2019
I Love You Colonel Sanders

Yes, the KFC dating simulator game is real and it is coming very soon! Who else wants to date Colonel Sanders? I know I do...

09/12/2019
Maestro

Oscar nominated for their short film "Garden Party," Blacklist's Illogic Directors at Wizz are at it again with their newest and exceedingly beautiful piece, "Maestro," produced by Bloom Pictures. Check it out!

A Bloom Pictures short film directed by Illogic. "Maestro" is this week's Staff Pick Premiere. Read more about it on the Vimeo Blog: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-maestro-from-illogic Making…

We are proud to announce that Studio Tendril has just received the Government of Canada's Women Entrepreneurship Fund fo...
08/27/2019

We are proud to announce that Studio Tendril has just received the Government of Canada's Women Entrepreneurship Fund for women-owned and women-led businesses! With this grant, they will empower their women-led team to pursue new opportunities and to grow their business in new markets. Congratulations to the women of Tendril and everyone involved in this incredible initiative!

We are excited to announce that Fletch Moules, one of our LA directors, will be serving as supervising director and co-e...
08/16/2019
Netflix Orders Elvis Animated Action Comedy Series ‘Agent King’ (EXCLUSIVE)

We are excited to announce that Fletch Moules, one of our LA directors, will be serving as supervising director and co-executive producer on a new Netflix animated comedy action series called Agent King. Check out the Variety article to read more about it!

Netflix, on the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, announced that it has ordered the adult animated action comedy series “Agent King” from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie…

Check out this wonderful article Wacom did on our director Tom CJ Brown and his latest animated film "Christopher at Sea...
08/12/2019
Bigger Canvas, Bigger Creativity: How One Filmmaker Uses the Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 - Wacom Blog

Check out this wonderful article Wacom did on our director Tom CJ Brown and his latest animated film "Christopher at Sea," which follows a man's transatlantic voyage on a cargo ship.

Content: we’re all making it. Whether it’s a Facebook update calling out our high school best friend for that series of hair mistakes, to brands who are constantly pushing authentic-seeming content. Among all of this content, is Psyop, a group of artists who are blurring the lines between advert...

It's National Coloring Book Day and we are celebrating by showcasing Coloring Without Borders, a collaborative coloring ...
08/02/2019

It's National Coloring Book Day and we are celebrating by showcasing Coloring Without Borders, a collaborative coloring book that some of our Psyop and Blacklist artists contributed to. The book is meant to help children separated from their families at the border to expand their imaginations beyond the walls that confine them and to be a source of empathy and compassion for families that live free of the struggles that migrant families are enduring.
Please support this noble cause and purchase your copy here: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/coloring-without-borders/

Our Sundance award-winning director Tom C J Brown's stunning music video "Cousin John - The Arrival" will make its US pr...
08/01/2019

Our Sundance award-winning director Tom C J Brown's stunning music video "Cousin John - The Arrival" will make its US premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival on August 12 at TCL Chinese Theater in LA! We are incredibly proud and excited!

Purchase tickets for the LA screening here: https://hollyshortsff.eventive.org/schedule/5d3db8a048cc98002689f445

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07/01/2019

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The artists behind Corteva share their insights into the processes involved in this impressive project's creative concep...
06/26/2019
Psyop | Artistviewpointscorteva

The artists behind Corteva share their insights into the processes involved in this impressive project's creative conception and execution, giving us an even greater appreciation for this 3D animation masterpiece!

Don't forget to also check out the project page here:
https://www.psyop.com/project/corteva

ARTIST VIEWPOINTS: HOW CORTEVA'S LATEST CG JOURNEY THROUGH SPACE, HISTORY AND TIME CAME TOGETHER Psyop directors Marie + Marco take viewers on a visual teleport around the world and across cultures in the latest film for Corteva Agriscience. Working with Corteva’s advertising partner Ogilvy & Math...

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06/21/2019

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Starting Cannes Week strong 💪 w/ two Lions so far! A Gold Lion in Design Craft for Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam's Nike cam...
06/19/2019

Starting Cannes Week strong 💪 w/ two Lions so far! A Gold Lion in Design Craft for Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam's Nike campaign from Blacklist's WIZZ Design director CRCR and a nice Bronze Lion in Digital Craft for ARGONAUT's Cricket Wireless Facebook Live activation led by Jack Anderson.

Massive congrats to everyone involved... Hopefully more celebrations will be in store.

We've started a Vimeo collection that we'll be adding to as more awards are announced: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6075826

#cannes2019 #canneslions

Our talented director Tom CJ Brown (http://www.psyop.com/creators/psyop--blacklist-tom-cj-brown) debuted his short film ...
05/28/2019
Behind the Scenes of Queer Short Film 'Cousin John'

Our talented director Tom CJ Brown (http://www.psyop.com/creators/psyop--blacklist-tom-cj-brown) debuted his short film in the form of an ethereal music video earlier this month. A playful, romantic take on gender norms - Tom's created his vision of what a wonderful queer, non-binary and non-conforming world we could all live in and aspire to.

We couldn't be prouder or happier at the reception it's gotten. If you haven't seen it yet - do. If you have, check out the delicious behind the scenes most recently featured on Paper Magazine: http://www.papermag.com/bts-cousin-john-2637814630.html

Featuring New York drag star West Dakota and artist Hilton Dresden.

05/10/2019
Tiny Donut Factory - Making of

Friday riddle: How many people does it take to make a tiny donut factory?

Check out the BTS on our most recent #hostess spots and see how many you can count! Def one of our sweetest shoots yet. ❤️🍩

See the full spot and check out more from director Borja Peña:
http://www.psyop.com/project/hostess

#mini #minifoods #tiny #miniatures #setbuild #fabrication

05/01/2019
Sun Creature Joins Psyop Family

Hooray! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome @SunCreatureStudio to the Psyop family as part of our Blacklist roster.

A multi-faceted studio, launched by popular demand from a Kickstarter on one of their original entertainment properties, they quickly established a reputation and a cult following for their beautifully animated, narratively-driven films. Our secret weapons and long time collaborators, we’ve worked closely with Sun Creature for years across many of our iconic campaigns including Travel Oregon and our most recent Coke Super Bowl.

With incredible creative foresight and work that runs the gamut from commercials to features to original series, we know we’ve just seen a tiny sliver of the great things this studio is capable of. The future is infinite.

Check out their page and dive into their gorgeous work. It’ll be the nicest break you take all day: http://www.psyop.com/creators/blacklist-sun-creature

Some memories are so special that they become intertwined with your DNA. Happiness Factory wasn't just a campaign for us...
04/26/2019
On Reflection: Todd & Kylie make merry at The Happiness Factory | shots

Some memories are so special that they become intertwined with your DNA. Happiness Factory wasn't just a campaign for us - it was the campaign that pushed us into becoming dubbed the "Pixar of the commercial world." It was created by a collective of creatives who challenged one another and themselves to always make work with impact - emotional, cultural, visual. It was conceived in a microcosm of optimism, collaboration, experimentation, inspiration and play.

If we could give joy a physical shape - this would be it.

Join us on this walk down memory lane of Todd & Kylie's seminal Happiness Factory series for Coca-Cola: https://shots.net/news/view/on-reflection-mueller-and-matulich-make-merry-at-the-happiness-factory

shots.net #animation #happinessfactory #psyop #memorylane

From fantasyscapes to flying Chinoiks, the Psyop directing duo look back on their award-winning animated series for Coke.

How many of these movies/shows/festivals are you aware of? Animation directors across the industry, including Psyop's ow...
04/25/2019
My animation hero | shots

How many of these movies/shows/festivals are you aware of?

Animation directors across the industry, including Psyop's own Jack Anderson, tells Selena Schleh about their creative muses for shots.net.

From a French cartoon classic to a symposium of animated shorts, animation experts reveal the work, people and events which first inspired them.

Inspiration for today... and everyday: Creativity before convention. LBBonline - Little Black Book's Laura Swinton dives...
04/24/2019
Why Travel Oregon Embraced Anime to Attract Adventurous Spirits | LBBOnline

Inspiration for today... and everyday: Creativity before convention.

LBBonline - Little Black Book's Laura Swinton dives into how the creative risk Travel Oregon took led to their most successful campaign to date:
https://lnkd.in/dMyD6Yk

Little Black Book, Why Travel Oregon Embraced Anime to Attract Adventurous Spirits. As the beautifully animated ‘Only Slightly Exaggerated’ campaign returns, Laura Swinton finds out why the state is putting creativity before convention

Hooray! Massive Congrats to Mother New York and the NYPL The New York Public Library for The Webby Awards win on #instan...
04/23/2019

Hooray! Massive Congrats to Mother New York and the NYPL The New York Public Library for The Webby Awards win on #instanovels.

Read Blacklist's STUDIO AKA's #instanovel for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" here and experience a classic in a whole new way: https://lnkd.in/dFD8nBd. The library is open.
#readingisfundamental

"The desire to animate objects and other critters around us seems an almost innate human need. Animation appeals on an e...
04/17/2019
The art of the cel | shots

"The desire to animate objects and other critters around us seems an almost innate human need. Animation appeals on an elemental, childlike level, which is why it’s a powerful tool in advertising."

@shots.net Carol Cooper takes a deep dive on the state of the animation industry with opinions from some of our favorite "industry magicians" including our own Andy Jones and Adina Sales.

What emerging technologies will push animation forward?
How do people feel about free pitches?
Why is everyone geeking out about Spiderman into the Spiderverse?
Is Psyop directing, writing and producing a new short film?

Dive into what everyone's saying, loving and focusing on: http://shots.net/news/view/the-art-of-the-cel

From candlelit cave paintings to spectacular Spider-verses, mankind's been making moving drawings for millennia and, as far back as the late 1800s, adland has been harnessing its magical powers. Carol Cooper chats to industry magicians about the state of the animation nation today.

Glad to be a part of this initiative to help open doors to a wider network of talented artists within this industry that...
04/16/2019

Glad to be a part of this initiative to help open doors to a wider network of talented artists within this industry that we love. ❤️ The first step toward change is awareness. Looking forward to what Access:VFX's New York Chapter has planned.

Exciting news!

Our brand new #ACCESSVFX Chapter in New York met for the first time yesterday with representatives in attendance from The Mill, Psyop, Framestore, MPC (Moving Picture Company), Zoic Studios, Women in Animation, The Animation Project, Inc., NYC Mayor's Office & The Molecule

Welcome aboard ACCESS: VFX New York! We're enthused to hear about your plans and next steps!

#diversity
#inclusion
#newyork
#vfx
#animation

04/15/2019
Blacklist

We love books and we especially love Blacklist's STUDIO AKA's #instanovel of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Ravel"... which is up for three Webby's! Vote for this amazing project in the links below:
https://on.nypl.org/2UlafUK
https://on.nypl.org/2KlIE0O
https://on.nypl.org/2KdKFfN

#Instanovels for New York Public Library and Mother New York is up for three Webby's - Here’s STUDIO AKA's very lovely, very haunting Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”.

Cheers to all the book lovers out there!

Vote in links below:
https://on.nypl.org/2UlafUK
https://on.nypl.org/2KlIE0O
https://on.nypl.org/2KdKFfN

04/05/2019
TRAVEL OREGON “Only Slightly (More) Exaggerated”

Our latest animation for Travel Oregon is out!

Directed by Todd & Kylie in collaboration with our wonderful agency partners Wieden+Kennedy and our amazing animation partners Sun Creature Studio this second chapter of the Travel Oregon "Only Slightly Exaggerated" campaign dials up the fantastical with richer and more colorful characters and vistas.

An homage to the state and the wandering spirit of travelers everywhere. Wherever you may roam in your own journeys, may every moment be as beautiful as the ones in this film.

Comment below with your favorite memories from your travels.

Here's ours: "That moment on a beach holiday when you look out into the ocean and get lost in the sound of the waves."

If you want to see more from behind the scenes of this spot's creation, head to our website: https://www.psyop.com/project/travel-oregon-2019

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