Monday, July 31, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Digital Content Lab
Monday, July 24, 2006
Disney Healthy Foods
Disney just announced that they are launching a line of foods for kids called Magic Selections. In conjunction with Kroger, Disney will introduce more than 100 healthy food items in 12 categories including water, low-sugar juices, milk, fruit, vegetables, pasta, soup, bread, yogurt, meat, cheese and "portion control snacks."
Pretty interesting news. Especially for Animax...
Friday, July 21, 2006
How's about an ice cold sundae? Animax Entertainment has been doing a lot of work with Grab.com lately. In addition to recently building a game for them, we just got done creating a bunch of illustrations that are used in their Mart environment. The Mart allows users to create virtual spaces and customize them with different objects - think of a low-fi Sims or World of Warcraft.
Grab.com, a Fox company, just launched a new online game called Speed 2 that Animax Entertainment designed and programmed. It's a fast-paced card game that some folks may know as Spit.
The game itself was architected with XML feeds so that various visual, audio and gaming elements could be swapped out without having to rebuild the game for future versions. The version that is live now is a Summer Vacation themed one - just in time for the national heatwave.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tim Jones, the Emmy winning Head of Production at Animax Entertainment, just became a member of the Producer's Guild of America and in particular has joined the New Media Council. The New Media Council has really beefed up its ranks in the past few years with people coming from Animation, Visual Effects, Mobile, Broadband and other emerging media sectors.
Dave Thomas, one of the founders of Animax, has tricked out a truly stunningly beautiful '58 Cadillac that you can't stop admiring. It's been lovingly restored to perfection wiht all the details detailed and then some. Don't take our word for it. See for yourself. Dave and his car have also been winning awards at lots of car shows:
- 1st Place - Cadillac LaSalle Club Grand National, June 2006
- 2nd Place - Woodley Park All GM Show, July 2006
We've been super busy on a number projects most of which are super secret. Wish we could talk more about them but here is the lowdown in the most generalist terms possible:
- a blog that will be really funny
- another blog that will be even funny-er, honest
- a website for the Ad Council
- a game for Sesame Workshop
- a few sites and animation for Disney
- and we've been in long-term production on a series for AOL