Hot off the Presses! There's no THE in Smokey Bear… There never was one. It was shoved in by a random folk singer in 1952 because "Smokey Bear" was a syllable short of a good rhythm - and it stuck. So when we were approached to help reboot the Smokey Bear franchise for the next generation, we jumped at the chance to write our own catchy song, and STEAL HIS NAME BACK!
Smackin’ Down Cancer with Pelotonia
Make It Rain
Riders in the Pelotonia Bike Tour take pride in their identity as a battle-hardened family, a group who have seen hardship and tragedy and have responded with grit, humor, and a take-no-prisoners attitude towards fighting the war on Cancer. They’ve also raised a total of $61,294,049 for Cancer research. This year, Pelotonia decided to try something a little different to reveal their annual fundraising total: Rap smack down!
LOL Cats Ate My Brain
What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. The crazy-talented scriptwriters over at Epipheo Studios brought this one to me and I was falling all over myself to animate it. Fantastic script, great lesson, and ample opportunities to beat, maim, defame, and incinerate both my red-headed protagonist and Nicholas Carr, the Pulitzer-nominated author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Absorb the irony of watching an online video about how we watch too many online videos and then go paint a cat.
A Walk on the Weird Side
Frog and Toad: NOT ENEMIES!
My good friend Nathaniel Johnstone wrote this Gothic Metal take on the wonderfully cozy Frog and Toad Are Friends book series. In my first trip to the Weird side of YouTube, I spliced the essence of the Frog and Toad books with the visual vocabulary of bands such as Eisenfunk, Rammstein, and Nine Inch Nails to create this twisted little confection.
Out of Date, But Pretty Great
2Tall Showreel a few scoops of this, a dash of that, and voila!