Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Olive Jar Animation Studios

I was feeling uninspired today and started thinking about what inspired me when I was in school. In college my animation teacher was a man named Mark Frizzell. Mark was an animator at Olive Jar Animation Studios, which has sadly since closed, but he was such an inspiration. I really got the idea that animation and film making in general could be an ongoing experiment from him, which in and of itself was inspiring.

As a child of the 80's and early 90's you'll surely recognize the claymation and stop-motion animation work of the studio, from it's ABC Saturday Morning cartoon bumpers, Original MTV intros, Nickelodeon idents and of course the remember... the Domino's mascot?

"After These Messages...We'll be Right Back"


"Inside Out Boy"

"Avoid the Noid"

"Hi I'm Penny"