Our friends at Cartoon Network got in touch earlier in the year to ask us to work with them on a music video for their 20th Birthday celebrations. Needless to say we jumped at the chance and we started work on an epic 2 minute long video featuring original music from Mad Decent and nearly every character Cartoon Network has aired over the past 20 years.
The video finally premiered on the 1st of October and will appear on Cartoon Network throughout the month of October and is also available for download through iTunes and Amazon (for free!) as well as being on CN's youtube channel.
Directed by: Golden Wolf
Creative Director: Ingi Erlingsson
Art Director / Design lead: Ewen Stenhouse
Producer: Ant Baena
Design: Ewen Stenhouse, Sofie Hallor, Shan Jiang, Stefan Falconer
Animators: Ewen Stenhouse, Tim Whiting, Carlos de Faria, Jonathan Harris, Joe Sparrow, Blanca Martinez de Rituerto, Sean Weston, Tom Bunker
Compositing: Stefano Ottaviano, Ewen Stenhouse
SVP, The Creative Group – Michael Ouweleen
VP Design, The Creative Group – Jacob Escobedo
Creative Director, The Creative Group – Craig “Sven” Gordon
Director of Broadcast Production, The Creative Group – Heather Reilly
Music & sound design by Kevin Seaton at Heavy Duty Music
Additional voices provided by: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio
On September 20th, 2008, Cartoon Network pulled the plug on Toonami. Initially, there wasn’t going to be any goodbye message from Tom but we felt Toonami’s eleven year history deserved something. Over about two weeks of evenings and working around our regular responsibilities, we put together a short farewell from Tom.
I directed animation for the whole sequence and animated the last two shots.