Director/Animator Jamie Caliri of LA-based production studio DUCK recently designed and animated the 02:18 title sequence for the highly anticipated feature film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which opened nationwide November 2008 and features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Alec Baldwin.
“I Like to Move It”, one of four songs from the film’s soundtrack created by Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas, moves the action along while the film’s whimsical characters shamelessly provide their modern dance interpretations. Each film credit beckons a change in tribal-inspired backdrop and hilarious performance. The animation exhibits an almost 3D appeal, consequently engaging the audience.
Other recent standout work by DUCK includes highly acclaimed efforts for United Airlines, POMx, COX Cable, and opening titles for the short film TreKant directed by DUCK’s most recent addition, Kompost.
Los Angeles-based DUCK, formerly Duck Soup Studios, is a continually evolving creative studio producing commercials, music videos, short films and web content. DUCK offers a wide range of services, including live action and integration, character design, film title design, 2D and 3D animation, digital compositing, digital/traditional ink & paint. In recent years, the studio has expanded, adding an original content division that works with writers and animators on unique ideas for film and TV.
Prod Company(s): DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images
Director(s): Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Producer(s): Mireille Soria, Mark Swift
Film titles: DUCK
Animator: Jamie Caliri
EP: Mark Medernach
Soundtrack: Interscope Records
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