Monday, May 4, 2009

THE HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES OF FREEDOM THE POLAR BEAR wins Best animation at 2009 Bare Bones Film Festival!

Barry Levy has done it again!

We at MonkeyPaw Media have had the pleasure of working with this creative powerhouse on two short animated projects. "Division Denim" premiered at the 'Zero Film Festival' in 2008 to a warm reception. This inspired Barry to move forward and approach us to assist him with his second short film "The Hollywood Adventures of Freedom The Polar Bear".

Working with Barry has always been a pleasure and this time around our own Choom Lam headed up this short almost completely unassisted, with Barry. Her uniquely beautiful art direction was something that really set this short apart from its predecessor "Division Denim". Scanning in real world items for precise textures instead of hunting them down online, is just one example of how she retained her esthetic on this piece.

So Congratulations Barry, you earned it!

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Monkey Lives!

Well it's been awhile since we've posted, but rest assured, we are still alive and well, we've just been super busy! Busy on what you say? Well we have been working on a number of projects, one of which you can see a preview of here:

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to say to everyone that helped make this a great year, thank you VERY much, from all of us at MonkeyPaw Media. Play safe and have fun, we'll see you all in the new year!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Meet Salsa Stew and the Dancing Shoes of Destiny

Meet the studio Salsa King. Long live the King baby

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

MonkeyPaw in Ottawa

Tai and Jason made the trip out to Ottawa for the international animation festival. They reported back with wild tales of parties, amazing films, and lots of new friends. Tai had so much fun he cried when he had to leave! Hopefully next year we can all go.

More Caricatures

What else would we use post-it notes for? Can you tell who is who?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Skunk Fu!

Our animation production on Season 1 of Skunk Fu! has officially wrapped and the show has begun airing on weekdays at 3.45/3.50 on the BBC and BBC1 and on Saturdays at 6pm on the CBBC Channel, It is also airing on ABC Australia. We would like to thank everyone that worked on it for making it such a great show and smooth production. Hopefully it will start airing in North America soon! Until then, check out the official Skunk Fu! website here

Monday, July 16, 2007

1 Year of MonkeyPaw!

Sooooo, July 1st was the unofficial "official" 1 year anniversary of MonkeyPaw Media. How time flies when you are busy working! To commemorate this special day, we printed up some compulsory uniforms for all the staff. Wouldn't that be the day...Let us know if you want a shirt. Here's to another great year of animation and design! Cheers!