IMAX Solo : The Star Wars Story

Everybody loves Star Wars and everybody loves going to the IMAX so we were super happy to work with both on the stand alone ‘Solo’ film. IMAX had a great idea of showing how different generations have experienced the Star Wars through the decades and we had the happy task of bringing it to life.


Client :

Commissioned by Julie Ngo for Imax, in association with Disney

Crew :

Designer/Lead animator : Pete Kasim

Character animator : Sacha Balan

Additional animation : Rob Smith, Neil Jack

Colour keys : Micheal Doig


Black Mirror: USS Callister

Kong was commissioned to illustrate several comic covers to be used as background props in Netfix's science fiction anthology Black Mirror.

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on his spaceship is what it seems.

The script required the covers to be for 60's sci-fi T.V series 'Space Fleet'. An imaginary program based on Star Trek. 


Client :

Black Mirror Drama (S4) Ltd / House of Tomorrow

Credits :

Black Mirror : USS Callister

Directed by Toby Haynes

Written by William Bridges & Charlie Brooker

Series Graphic Art Director : Erica McEwan 


Puffin Kids 'Start A Story'

Kids are brought up on Puffin books and the rainy British summer holidays can mean a lot of time spare for reading.

Penguin approached Kong to help with a brilliant “Start A Story” campaign as a way to encourage younger readers to pick up a book and use their imagination over the summer holidays.

They provided the video footage of the kids telling the story, and we then animated all sorts of beasties and things to match what the kids were saying. It was a lot of fun!


Client :

Penguin Random House

Credits :

Producer : Gina Manns


Thomas & Friends : AFL

 Kong were commissioned  by HIT Entertainment In conjunction with The Australian Football League to create four animated shorts promoting and explaining Australian Rules Football. 

As well as being shown on Youtube, episodes were previewed in front of a crowd of children at Melbourne's MCG stadium.

A series of illustrations were also created by Kong as promotional material. This is a cut down version. The full version can be viewed HERE


Client : 

HIT Entertainment, AFL Australian Football League

Credits :

Produced by : Ian McCue, Micaela Winter

Additional Illustration : Rob Smith 


The Charlotte Street Agency

We did this ages ago, before they invented colour. It still looks nice though. 


Client : 

The Charlotte Street Agency

Credits :

Produced by : Jeff Fugler

Animated by : Carlos Fraiha


Thomas & Friends : The Great Race

Kong were commissioned by HIT Entertainment to create a series of twelve Thomas & Friends animations as a tie in with the feature film 'Thomas & Friends :The Great Race. Episodes have achieved an audience reach so far of over half a million views.

This is a cut down version. The full version can be viewed HERE


Client : 

HIT Entertainment

Credits :

Produced by : Ian McCue, Micaela Winter

Illustrated by : Rob Smith


Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark & His Fantastic Friends

 

Kong co-founder Tom Baker illustrated this lovely children's book written by Georgina Stevens in association with Greenpeace and Social Plastic.

A fun adventure with a important eco-friendly message. This is the first in a series of four children’s books.


Client :

Greenpeace, Social Plastic, Georgina Stevens

Additional Credits :

Written by Georgina Stevens


The White King

Kong were delighted to be asked to create an animated a title sequence for the feature film, The White King (staring Agyness Dean & Jonathan Pryce). The film is a dystopian Sci-Fi drama adapted from the novel of the same name and we were able to create a propaganda type introduction based on some of the iconography from the film. It’s a great film and you can see it on Netflix so go watch it!


Client : 

Alex Helfrecht and Jorg Tittel

Additional Credits :

Produced by : Allen Leitch, SPOV


Thomas & Friends : Shark Escape!

Kong were commissioned  by HIT Entertainment to create a series of Thomas & Friends motion comics. The first  in the series, Shark Escape!  received over half a million YouTube hits in under a month.

“Sometimes, the best adventures start when Thomas falls asleep. Join Cranky and Salty as Thomas embarks on a great sea adventure to visit his friend Shane in Australia!”

This is a cut down version. The full version can be viewed HERE


Client : 

HIT Entertainment, DC Comics

Additional Credits :

Produced by : Ian McCue, Micaela Winter


Grace Dignified

One of the only certainties in life is sadly we all die.

‘With Grace’ is a website that simplifies the process of organising a funeral and Kong created some sombre but stylish pencil drawn animations to explain the service. 


Client : 

'With Grace' funeral services.

         Via - Pentagram design consultancy


The Australian International School

In association with SPOV, Kong was commissioned to create a short film to promote the Australian International School's new Singapore campus. 

The brief was to create a film in which our two animated school children, Ava and Oli, give the viewer a tour around the new school.

The aim was to create colourful fun characters that would compliment the school's photographic landscapes.


Client : 

The Australian International school

Additional credits :  

Produced by : Allen Leitch, SPOV

Character design : Gillian Reid Timms 

Additional animation : Linda Kolcov


DC Superfriends

Kong were commissioned  by HIT Entertainment to create a motion comic to be shown at COMICON 2016.

The film was a light hearted way to promote the Superfriends Minis collectible toys. A colourful mashup between Thomas & Friends and some of DC Comics most famous characters.

This is a cut down version. The full version can be viewed HERE


Client : 

HIT Entertainment, DC Comics

Additional Credits :

Produced by : Ian McCue, Micaela Winter


Get Well Soon : Tarrant

Kong made this humorous short in association with production company  12foot6, for their 'Get Well Soon' project.

A series of films based on interviews recorded with regulars at the Clock House pub in East London, Get Well Soon records these drinker's various calamities and injuries in their own words.

Get Well Soon : Tarrant debuted the series on Channel 4.


Client : 

12Foot6

Additional Credits :

Produced by : Dave Anderson, 12foot6


Amnesty International - Evict Them

A short film for Amnesty International highlighting the often under-reported issue of forced eviction.

The script's humorous tone serves to create a shocking contrast to the live action reportage in the film's climax.

The film was created for Pentagram from their initial brief.


Client :

Amnesty International

Pentagram design consultancy


Google - The Future of Travel

An in-house corporate animation for Google to explain how the family of the future might use their mobile devices.

The brief was to create a style reminiscent of 1960's Hanna-Barbera cartoons.  


Client :

Google

Additional Credits :

Produced by :Across the Pond productions

Sound design by Anne Chmelewsky