Freej

FREEJ is one of the most successful animation shows in Middle East. It is a CG animated TV series produced in Dubai by Mohammed Saeed Harib, who also directs the episodes.

It tells the tale of four old Emirati women, the main characters being Um Saeed, Um Saloom, Um Allawi and Um Khammas, who live in a secluded neighborhood in modern Dubai. They try to live peacefully in the midst of the ever-expanding, booming city. The city, however, unveils new social problems by the day that they have to tackle. However, for these group of women, no issue is too hard to solve, in their own way, after a good cup of coffee at Um Saeed’s house.

Together with Lammtara Studio, Sparky Animation was involved in the production of this series from Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Layout, Animation, Special Effects, Lighting, Rendering and Compositing

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Zigby

Zigby the zebra was created by author Brian Paterson for a series of picture books and board books, and now appears in a CG animated TV series.

Zigby lives in a tree house in Mudwater Creek, located on a lush, tropical island. In a typical episode, the enthusiastic zebra “trots into trouble” through his slightly eccentric behavior. He is followed by his friends, McMeer, the cheeky and silly meerkat, and Bertie Bird, the anxious guinea fowl.

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321 Penguins

3-2-1 Penguins! is a direct-to-video animated cartoon series produced by Big Idea Productions, of Veggie Tales fame.

In each episode, Jason and Michelle go on imaginary adventures in outer space, using a toy spaceship and four penguin figurines. The ‘intelligent’ penguins man the toy spaceship. They use a handheld device, called a galeezil, to shrink the kids to fit into it. The villain is Baron Cavitus.

An episode will begin with the kids being given a lesson, usually by their Grandma, based on the Bible. During the ‘adventure’, they apply what they have learned to solve the problems they encounter.

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The Brothers Grimpley

It is a comic story about two brothers, who progress from sibling rivalry and mutual loathing to brotherly love and appreciation in an emotional journey that takes them through hilarious twists and turns in the story that they’re narrating together.

The first draft of The Grimpley Brothers script was written by Annie Award winner Philip Lazebnik whose filmography includes screenplay credits for animation blockbusters like The Prince of Egypt, Mulan and Pocahontas.

The clip featured is a pitching trailer produced by Sparky to explore and test out the visual and technical aspects of the show.

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Hugo’s Curse

Ever wondered what happens in a museum after closing hours? Wonder no more as Hugo’s Curse unfolds an enchanting and thrilling adventure.

After breaking an ancient artifact, Hugo is trapped in a mystical realm where he must battle against dinosaurs, knights, dragons and monstrous swarms of insects. Alas he has only till midnight to undo the curse.

The show reel featured here was produced by us as a study and a demonstration of the effectiveness and robustness of Sparky’s proprietary crowd animation system.

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Veggie Tales – Big River Rescue

Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s lazy life on a river turns into an adventure when they help a stranger. The adventure takes unexpected twists around every bend of the river. They learn that, while helping others may not be the easiest thing, it’s always the right thing to do!

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