After finishing animation of virtual world for one of the major names in toys industry (under NDA) and before starting full-speed on the next BIG animation project (online multi-player game – more details are not disclosed at the moment) our animation folks spent some time creating something non-commercial and fun. We wanted to contribute to the animation community and created a show reel featuring the evolution theory in our own animated way.
Traditional show reel is a compilation of best effects or parts of accomplished projects demonstrating the genius and hard years of work. We took a little different approach this time. The idea was not just to shine without being present but create a cartoon short movie which can be watched by the audiences of all ages. If you have 2 spare minutes this is worth it.
For those of you wondering about the cost to create something similar: 136 seconds * $100/150 =$13.6/20.4k (typical rate for 2D animation on outsourced animation projects)