Emmy-nominated animation producer Aaron Simpson joins JibJab Media as vp, animation production and development. Simpson will oversee JibJab's animation productions, including projects for the Internet and mobile devices, as well as an animated feature film.
"New technologies have made it possible to produce top quality animation faster and less expensively than ever before," said Greg and Evan Spiridellis, founders of JibJab. "Aaron is a pioneer in the field of digital animation production and we're thrilled he's come aboard to help us reinvent the way animation is produced."
"My mission is to help the dynamic duo of Gregg and Evan Spiridellis continue to produce innovative, world-class animation utilizing the latest digital techniques, while also identifying new creative projects," Simpson said. "Thanks to Gregg and Evan's leadership, JibJab has been transformed into a global brand that now offers a phenomenal opportunity for expansion to new levels of creative and financial success."
Simpson is nominated for an Emmy as producer of COCONUT FRED'S FRUIT SALAD ISLAND, a Flash-animated series on Kids' WB! While at Warner Bros. Animation, he produced about a dozen development shorts and developed JOHNNY TEST for the 2005-2006 season. Prior to Warner Bros., Simpson was senior producer of original content at Sony, where he helped architect a forward-thinking entertainment portal, Screenblast. Simpson is also the founder/editor of COLD, HARD FLASH (coldhardflash.com), the only daily source for Flash animation news in the world.
JibJab Media is a creative digital studio founded by brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis in Brooklyn, New York, in 1999, and now is located in Santa Monica, California. The studio's election parodies THIS LAND and GOOD TO BE IN DC! were seen over 80 million times during the 2004 election, turning JibJab into an overnight, household brand. More recently, JibJab has been focused on their upcoming launch of JokeBox, an online joke-sharing community that has been described as Comedy Central meets MySpace.