Cartoon Network gave me the ultimate fun challenge with these bumpers for the series launch of Camp Lazlo. I was given carte blanche and only asked to combine 2D animation with stop-motion and make it look like a 3D Viewmaster reel.
I chose to recreate the world of Lazlo with 2D animated characters combined with highly stylized, forced perspective miniature sets that children want to live in!
The resulting spots are a beautiful set of promos that met the challenge and bring simple 2D characters to life in a 3D storybook world.
CLIENT - CARTOON NETWORK+BENT IMAGE LAB
ANIMATION PRODUCER - GRETCHEN MILLER
DIRECTOR - CLARK JAMES
LEAD ANIMATOR - RANDY WAKERLIN
EDITOR - CLARK JAMES
PRODUCTION DESIGN - CLARK JAMES