IMAX - Shazam!

 


Kong Studio are thrilled to present our second collaboration with IMAX for the excellent new film - SHAZAM!

We created 12 different language versions as part of the ‘Transform your experience in IMAX’ global campaign. Huge thanks to the talented crew involved!


Client :

Commissioned by Julie Ngo for Imax, in association with Warner Brothers

Crew :

Character Designers : Steven Sole / Maxwell A. Oginni

Lead Character Animator : Elroy Simmons

Additional animation : Christina Nerland

Sound Design : Father Ltd


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


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


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


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


Richard Herring

 

A joyous brief to design and animate a series of one minute jokes told by various comedians.


Client :

Channel Fip

Touretteshero

 

Commissioned by Touretteshero as a promotional festive  message.

Touretteshero is the brainchild (and alter-ego ) of the obcenely tallented Jess Thom and Matthew Pountney.

Jess was diagonsed with tourettes in her twenties, and decided to turn her tics into a source of imaginative creativity, and the Touretteshero project was born.


Client :

Touretteshero

The Loud Crowd

 

Kong animated this teaser for a great show created, designed and written by the legendary Rian Hughes. 


It was produced by Tim Sealey at Tough Cut TV.