Singapore Polytechnic visits us again!

Sparky Animation recently hosted students undertaking their Diploma in Digital Animation in SP, during their industrial visit. This group of 60 students had a sneak peak of what it really means to have a career in animation.

 The following feedback was received by some of the students:

Would you consider applying for a job at Sparky Animation and why?

Shahirah Afiqah says, “Yes. The staff seem helpful and the studio is dedicated to producing the highest quality/standards they are capable of.”

Muhd Sufyan says, “Yes. After hearing about Sparky’s growth and goals, I am convinced that it is a good company that many should strive for.”

Masagos says, “Yes, I feel that it could provide for my needs as it is sufficient for me to advance in my career.”

Tan Tian Lin Kaylee says, “Yes I might consider, as Sparky Animation is one of the more well-known local companies in Singapore.”

Vera Fonseka says, “Yes. The staff seem very friendly and I feel if I work at Sparky, I will get to learn a lot of new things that aren’t taught in school.”

Did this tour change your understanding of working life in the animation industry? What are the main differences from your previous understanding or expectations?

Denise Ng says,  ”Yes it has changed my understanding as I now know more about the industry and that it is a lot more than what I had imagined it to be.”

Ummi Hanik says, “Yes it did. I was expecting the job to be super strict and not much fun but after the tour, well, everything changed!”

Tessa Soh says, “Yes. I thought the animation/modeling/rigging would be so advanced that we wouldn’t even be able to understand any of it, but it was actually understandable!”

Neo Shi Jie says, “Yes, especially the difficulty between the tasks at a job and school. Also, the animation industry does not solely depend on animation itself but also on merchandising.”

Anthea Ko says, “Yes, it gave me a better understanding of the roles in the industry and the pipelines needed. Now I know which department does what and it will help me to make a more informed choice in the future.”

Thanks guys for the wonderful experience!

To view photos from the event, check out our Facebook page at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.737453086325450.1073741834.153237488080349&type=1

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Ryan Higa in the house!

Sparky Animation was humbled by the recent visit of YouTube sensation, Ryan Higa! During his brief stint in Singapore, Ryan dropped by the studio for a tour of the facilities.

Ryan Higa, also known by his YouTube username Nigahiga, is an American YouTube celebrity, actor, comedian, and producer of Japanese descent. Higa’s videos are either solo efforts or videos with other people such as KevJumba. He’s known for his YouTube comedy videos, which have been viewed over 1.7 billion times. As of May 2014, Higa’s YouTube channel, Nigahiga, has over 12 million subscribers.

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Henry Hugglemonster Season 1!

Sparky Animation provided services in the assets creation, animation, effects and rendering of Henry Hugglemonster Season 1, as commissioned by Brown Bag Films. Henry Hugglemonster is an animated preschool show based on the book “I’m a Happy Hugglewug”, produced for Disney Junior. For more information, check out http://www.disneyjunior-asia.com/henry-hugglemonster/

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Dinosaur Train Season 3 is now available!

Continuing from the success of its first 2 seasons, Dinosaur Train is back with an all new Season 3!

Join Buddy and his friends as they meet lots of new friends and travel to rivers, mountains, canyons and even the rainforest in their Nature Trackers Adventure Camp!

Dinosaur Train first premiered on PBS in September 2009. Since then, this series has scored the highest viewership in PBS Kids’ entire history and was also named “Top Kids’ Show” by Hollywood’s renowned, People Magazine.

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ABC Australia acquires Dinosaur Train Season 3!

Dinosaur Train’s latest Season 3 is now airing for the very first time on Australia’s free-to-air TV, ABC.
The season premiered on September 10th 2014, and will be screened daily on ABC4Kids.
Sparky Animation is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful acclaim.

For more information, visit http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/subscribe/newsletter.html

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Ruff Ruff, Tweet & Dave in production!

Sparky Animation, in association with US broadcaster, Sprout is proud to present a co-production with Collingwood O’Hare and Bejuba! Entertainment, to bring you Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave.

This pre-school game show that encourages kids to simultaneously watch and play along with smartphones or tablets, will be debuting on Sprout in 2014.

For more information on the series, please visit our ‘Projects’ page at
http://sparkyanim.com/ruff-ruff-tweet-and-dave/

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