Hinge Digital is tapped by SBI Media to provide animation services for NBC’s much anticipated animated episode of ‘Community.’
Hinge Digital was tapped by SBI Media to provide animation services for NBC’s much anticipated animated episode of Community.
The live-action sitcom, now in its fifth season, is no stranger to animation\ having produced several experimental episodes, including a stop-motion Christmas episode and one in the style of an 8-bit video game.
“With Portland’s rich animation history and Hinge Digital’s reputation for providing world-class animation, it was truly a convenience to have such a resource so close to Los Angeles,” said SBI Producer Trever Stewart.
Counting many fans of the show in its ranks, Hinge was thrilled to work with the creative team of Community on this animated episode. Over the course of several intense weeks, the 2D animation team worked in Adobe Flash to animate the iconic Intro and PSA, creating over a minute and a half of G.I. Joe-style animation.
“It was awesome working on the G.I. Joe episode with Trever and the rest of the team at SBI Media,” said Hinge EP Roland Gauthier. “It is not often you have the chance to breathe new creative life into an animated series from your childhood. The result looked great and was hilarious!”
Source: Hinge Digital
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.