Established in 1985, Calabash Animation is an energetic and vibrant studio, creating animation for the commercial and entertainment industries in a wide variety of media and styles. Calabash specializes in all types of animation from traditional "cel" to 3D computer generated animation, and particularly excels in the blending of different styles and media to stunning effect. Whether it be drawn, Harmony/Flash, or 3D computer generated animation, Calabash produces animation with a fundamental commitment to time-honored principals and good storytelling. Calabash artists are multi-talented and cross-trained in a variety of animation methods, bringing a vast range of experience and creative insight to every project.
Over the years, Calabash has brought to life such beloved advertising icons as the Trix Rabbit, Lucky the Leprechaun, Hamburger Helper, Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, Mr. Clean, Green Giant, Charlie Tuna, Little Caesar, and the Keebler Elves (to name just a few), garnishing numerous awards and accolades along the way. Besides their commercial work, the artists at Calabash create their very own animated short films, such as the 2002 Academy Award nominated short, "Stubble Trouble", and have done work for independent feature films and major theatrical releases such as "Space Jam", Big Idea's "Jonah", and Kareem Abdul Jabbar's "On the Shoulders of Giants".
Calabash takes a collaborative approach with clients from initial concept to finished composited picture. Calabash's commitment to excellence has earned its reputation as a world-class animation studio, creating some of the most compelling and creative character animation being done anywhere. No fooling!
Some of our clients include: General Mills, McDonald's, Hasbro, Walt Disney Company, Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Erickson, Campbell Mithun, Y&R, Uproar, Element79, DraftFCB, Leo Burnett, DDB Needham Worldwide, Euro RSCG Tatham, J. Walter Thompson, and Grey Advertising.