Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Better Bot" Racking up National Ad Awards

Well, the fun little robot my wife and I helped create has ended up having quite an exciting life.

First it won a AAF Nebraska Professional Gold ADDY Award.  And several AAF District 9 awards.  As well as several Webby awards (including Best of Show).  Now it's apparently also won 2 National ADDY Awards!  You can read the main ad agency's press release here.

Here's the full list:

National ADDY Award 2014
Silver in Digital Advertising: Advertising and Promotion
Silver in Elements of Animation: Visual

AAF District 9 AAA (ADDY) Gold Winner 2014
Elements of Advertising: Animation or Special Effects
Digital Advertising: Banners, Rich Media

AAF Nebraska Professional ADDY Award 2014
Professional Gold in Digital Advertising
Professional Silver in Elements of Advertising
Professional Silver in Integrated Campaign

Internet Advertising Competition "Webby Awards" 2014
Best of Show: Rich Media Online Ad
Best Financial Services: Rich Media Online Ad

And don't forget to watch the whole video we made with Outpost 12 for Bailey Lauerman here!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Competition :)

Wanted to post a link to this new trailer for "Big Hero 6".  My wife Heather is working on this currently over at Disney.  It's great to finally get to see what she's already been putting the long hours in for.  I can't wait to see more of this one!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Release Dates!

Well, things got interesting.  DreamWorks is swapping release dates of "Home" and "Penguins of Madagascar" films.  So now Home will come out on March 27, 2015.  No idea yet how this impacts the crew...if it means I'll be on the show a bit longer or not.  We'll find out more in the coming weeks.

Personally, I'm happy with this move.  I think Home is a really charming fun film, but had a danger of getting lost in all the hoopla of big epic holiday films this year.  It'll also means my wife's animated film over at Disney won't have a face-to-face showdown with mine after all :)