Bent Image Lab Revisits Portlandia
“We get to do a lot of cool things on Portlandia,” says Di Carlo. “We produce the rat segments and pretty much all the animated segments that happen on the show, like creating talking tattoos and shattering Carrie as if she were a fallen iPhone.”
Though Bent produces various animated storylines and visual effects for Portlandia, their coup d’état are the adventures of Fred, Carrie and John Rat. Bent Producer Nate Baston worked closely with the Portlandia crew to meet their expectations of the rats “The confidence the Portlandia crew has given us has really helped us push through,” says Baston. “The producers and everyone there have been really great.”
“We love the rats and I couldn’t be happier with how these skits turned out,” says Shaw. “I think its better then last year, I think its funnier, the animation is better, the puppets got beefed up. Everything about it this season has really stepped up.”
The “Dolphin” segment aired in the January 25th episode of Portlandia; the rat’s DIY publishing segment aired on February 1st; and the rat’s search for a new home segments aired February 22nd on IFC.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video on the making of "Dolphin," below:
Source: Bent Image Lab