Disney XD Artist ID

The DisneyXD team in Burbank commissioned us to participate in their “Artist ID” channel branding series. With a completely open brief, the only requirements were to make a totally off the wall character animation, ending in the channel logo. We were honoured to take part and leapt at the challenge.


Client: Disney XD (US)
Animation Studio: Blue ­Zoo
Concept & Direction: Simone Giampaolo
Executive Producers: Tom Box, Damian Hook
Production Manager: Chantal Robbins
Pre-production: Joe Kinch
Modelling: Dave Hunt, Tom Flavelle, Pietro Licini
Rigging: Anthony Delliste
Layout & Animation: Simone Giampaolo
Texturing, Lighting & Compositing: Tom Flavelle (http://tomflavelle.tumblr.com/)
Sound: Zelig



Here is a selection of my commercial work (produced while working at Blue-Zoo Animation in London) and animated short films. My roles for every project are listed in the on-screen description at the bottom of the video. Thanks for watching, people!
Reel breakdown in order of appearance:

● Poly’s Feast (2013): vimeo.com/76386801
BFX Film by Team Poseidon.

● Lego Star Wars Rebels: vimeo.com/104383713
TV idents for Disney/Lucasfilm/Lego. First ident directed by Lizzie Hicks, second by me.

● Rugby League Challenge Cup Advert: vimeo.com/128873164
TV commercial for BBC Sport. Directed by Dan Edgley.

● CBeebies Christmas 2014: vimeo.com/114117651
CBeebies Christmas on-air identity animation created for BBC / Red Bee Media.

● After The End (2015): vimeo.com/124278635 (trailer)
Graduation film directed by Sam Southward at the National Film and Television School.

● Danone Marvel Avengers Yoghurt Shake: vimeo.com/136633076
Danone Avengers Yoghurt Shake TV advertisement for Marvel, Disney and Danone.

● Espero? (Hope?): vimeo.com/71742636
Graduation film created at the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth (UK) by Simone Giampaolo, Yifan Hu and Henrik Linnes.

“Espero?” is going to ANNECY!!!!!!!!!

We still can’t believe it, but it actually happened… IT IS REAL!
“Espero?” just got accepted at the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy 2014, one of the most prestigious animation festivals worldwide! I’m so looking forward to attending this event!Image

The Official Selection can be found here: http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2014/festival/official-selection:fe