I was technical director of animation for the Wildlandia app; responsible for producing and rigging its six animal characters, and simulating and rendering the visual effects in its cinematic trailer. I also co-directed the user experience design through phase one, with Dom Fegan, and the user interface design was carried forward by Stephanie Munn. The cinematic trailer for the app was created by San Mathew (Director of Animation), Dane Aleksander (Technical Director of Animation), John Dyer (Animator), Jon Eisner (Compositor) and Eric LeClerc (Audio Engineer).
A land of adventure awaits inside your blankets, huggers and pillows. Help Tumble bring the Wildlandia animals to life by scanning your Wildlandia products. Play games to protect animals and their habitats. A world of fun awaits with Wildlandia.
Each Wildlandia product unlocks new games, new habitats and new animals. Explore the Savanna Grasslands, the Kopje Valley, the Great Plains and the Acacia Forest. See lions, hippos, zebras, giraffes and elephants burst to life when you view Wildlandia products through the Wildlandia app. Playing the Wildlandia games ensures the animal’s habitats stay safe and healthy so your Wildlandia animals can thrive and be happy.
Here are two of the characters, below, that I rigged and were later animated by San Jose Mathew―awesome work!
Here’s our hero character, Tumble.
And our Chris Rock from Madagascar, zebra.