BUNYAN & BABE-Available Exclusively For Free on Google Play

BUNYAN & BABE-Available Exclusively For Free on Google Play

Starring the Voice Talents of

John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, Jeff Foxworthy, Mark Hamill

and YouTube Sensation Johnny Orlando


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Available Exclusively For Free on Google Play*

Starting January 12

and In Theaters February 3

Click HERE to Watch the Trailer

Los Angeles, Calif., (December 16, 2016) – Bunyan & Babe, a modern take on the American folk story of the legendary lumberjack and his pet blue ox, starring the voice talents of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, Jeff Foxworthy, Mark Hamill and YouTube star Johnny Orlando, will be available exclusively for free* on Google Play starting on January 12 from Cinedigm.  An HD version of the animated film will be available exclusively to redeem for free through Google Play here from January 12 to February 16, 2017. Bunyan & Babe will also make its debut in theaters in twelve markets including New York and Los Angeles on February 3.

*US/CA only, ends 2/16/17

In Bunyan & Babe, Travis (Johnny Orlando) and his sister Whitney visit their grandparents for the summer and stumble upon the evil plan of a greedy real estate developer (Kelsey Grammer, “Cheers,” “Frasier”) to steal the land of the town’s longtime residents.  While running from one of the developer’s goons, Travis falls through a magical portal which transports him to the world of American hero, Paul Bunyan (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski, “Roseanne”) & his pet ox, Babe (Jeff Foxworthy, “The Jeff Foxworthy Show”).  Bunyan and Babe get wrapped up in a brand new adventure, and with the help of their new friends Travis and Whitney, they save the town.  Together they learn firsthand that you don’t have to be big to do big things.

The Dove Foundation called Bunyan & Babe “entertaining and fun for the entire family.” The film is Dove “Family-Approved” for all ages.

To automatically redeem Bunyan & Babe on January 12:



Bunyan & Babe Trailer:


Bunyan & Babe:

Runtime: 85 Mins

Rating: PG


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Dave Merritt

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My Name is Dave Merritt and I am an Art Director at Mercury Filmworks.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Washing concrete off of tanker trucks.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Probably Toot and Puddle. For adults you need to turn down the sound, but the visuals are stimulating. We had a great team of designers and our director Christian Larocque was always pushing us creatively. I remember our character designer Allan Stuart, Prop master Tom Pajdlhauser and myself were always in early to work. I guess the hard work paid off; I received an Emmy for Location design on that show.


How did you become interested in animation?
Like most of us, as a kid watching animation on TV. My favourite shows were: Continue reading

New Google Doodle commemorating the start of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games


Google just posted a cute new doodle commemorating the start of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! To join in on the fun, find out more at http://g.co/fruit.

Video Credits:
Design & Animation – Nate Swinehart
Layout Support – David Davis

Sound Credits:
Music & Sound Design – aivi & surasshu
Trumpet – Lachlan Day
Piccolo – Kristin Naigus
Guitar – Stemage

Dan Schier

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Dan Schier, working at Nickelodeon as a character designer.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
The earliest jobs I had as a kid were the craziest. My best friend and I waded through crayfish infested lakes, retrieved and resold golf balls in stealthy, makeshift wholesale locations. We did alright for kids, and it was tax free! My first official job was a paper boy. The crazy part is that I was loosing money because customers hid from me when I attempted to collect, or didn’t pay me on time. So I had to cover them adults at age 16. Bye, bye golf ball money. First artistic job was at Disneyland doing caricatures and portraits in New Orleans Square spring/summer of ’97. It was fun to have a license to stare at pretty girls.


What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I guess I’m proud of and enjoyed each project on different levels. Working on Dora makes me feel good because it’s a very well intentioned show that aims to teach kids instead of the opposite. My first job on Disney’s “Atlantis” is probably a favorite. I was still idealistic at that point. It’s also when I first met my wife who worked in Backgrounds. Our crew was a lot of fun and we were working on the main character, Milo. I remember when I first started and was looking at development art and inspirational art from things like 101 Dalmatians I felt like I had arrived, and was so excited about the prospects I had fantasized about.

How did you become interested in animation?
I always drew and loved watching cartoons-particulary Looney Toons and Disney, and some Hanna Barbera…actually, I liked anything that was good and entertaining. I basically gravitated toward Continue reading



Google Spotlight Stories presents

the trailer for their newest story


Directed by Felix Massie

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step.

Everyone in London is enjoying a perfect summer’s day…

Until Ella steps outside.

Everywhere she goes it rains – is she going to ruin everyone’s day forever?


Together with Nexus Animation Studio, Google Spotlight Stories proudly presented a sneak preview of RAIN OR SHINE, directed by Felix Massie, at the Annecy International Animation Festival. The studio’s most interactive short yet — as with other Spotlight Stories, the viewer can look around, and in doing so, can find subplots and surprises, in addition to hold for the viewer to return to main view before returning.


Google Spotlight Stories is a new form of storytelling made specifically for mobile and VR. In these 360-degree, interactive stories, your phone becomes a window to a world all around you. The sensors on your phone allow the story to be interactive; when you move your phone to various scenes, you are able to unlock mini-stories within the story.

Using Google’s “Tilt Brush” Artists Paint with Light

Google has commissioned six artists to paint and sculpt with light using the company’s virtual painting app Tilt Brush. And yes, the big G has captured the whole process, so you can watch the artists work on their masterpieces. The team used Kinect to film the artists at work and tweaked Tilt Brush to be able to show each brush stroke on a browser.

You can see what all the artist’s created as well as rotate in real time as they create AND even switch between what they see and what they look like creating it. Pretty nifty!

Check it out here.