Art Director: Turner
We were delighted to win the pitch to rebrand the Boomerang channel worldwide. We were responsible for the concept, execution and delivery.
As the Boomerang schedule features a combination of old skool cartoons and modern kids shows we wanted the branding to reflect this.
We created 5 connected environments for the Boomerang line and logo to exist in. The line is the most important feature for the channel, it represents the heritage of the channel and has long been used as a connecting element in their branding.
The environments contain a collage of 2D and 3D assets that take inspiration from content such as old Looney Tunes cartoons and remakes of classics such as The Pink Panther and Garfield.
To accompany the line we designed and created a set of characters for each environment, adding slight subversion, such as birds living on the ground and heavy mammals ruling the skies.
The packaging utilises all the environments, the Boomerang line linking them and resolving as the logo at appropriate points. Humorous situations were created for the background characters, designed so as not to distract but enhance the experience. No gags that may suffer from repeatability were chosen and we were very careful that the line or content took centre stage.
As well as the traditional packaging deliverables, such as end boards, menus, bumpers and ID's, we also created stunt event packaging. We adorned the environments and characters with bespoke treatments for movies, halloween and Xmas.
Almost all the animation was achieved with After Effects, some small assets were created in Cinema4D. The characters were rigged using the extremely useful DUIK plugin and the puppet tool for added detail.
All packaging was supplied as AE templates with pre-rendered layers and simple processes to update them. Literally hundreds of templates were produced so they could be mixed up and kept as varied as possible throughout the schedule.