Cartoons With A Cause

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We aim to produce cartoons that make a difference in the lives of children everywhere.

Whether it’s commercial work, short films, co-production or our original show concepts, our goal is to develop content that positively impacts children.

We specialize in creating family-friendly media for the broadcast, education and gaming industries.

We offer pre-production and 2D animation services from concept to delivery including character design, visual development, backgrounds, layouts, limited animation, frame by frame animation, sound design and more!

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Cartoons With A Cause

  1. 1. TBT Services Case Studies:Cartoons With A CauseFor more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork
  2. 2. We make cartoons...for a cause and effect. We aim to produce cartoons that makeSpecialties a difference in the lives of children• Digital & Traditional• Character Design everywhere.• Storyboards• Game Assets• Art Direction Whether it’s commercial work, short films, co-production or our• Backgrounds• Ketchup (no really.) original show concepts, our goal is to develop content that positively impacts children.Software• Adobe Illustrator We specialize in creating family-friendly media for the• Adobe Flash broadcast, education and gaming industries.• Adobe Photoshop• Art Rage• Sketchbook Pro We offer pre-production and 2D animation services from• Storyboard Pro concept to delivery including character design, visual• Harmony development, backgrounds, layouts, limited animation, frame• Pen and paper by frame animation, sound design and more!For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork
  3. 3. The mission statement of The Women’s Center of Tarrant County is “inspiring, teaching and empowering womenand families to overcome violence, crisis and poverty.” They achieve this through extensive victim service programs,counseling and employment programs.The Women’s Center of Tarrant CountyMae Shares A Secret
  4. 4. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork The Women’s Center of Tarrant CountyChallenge Mae Shares A Secret• Explain difficult subject matter in a clear and age appropriate manner• Create real and relatable The Women’s Center of Tarrant County characters quickly to establish trust• Produce an engaging video wanted a new age-appropriate video to teach children about sexual abuse in a language that makes the critical steps more memorable• Produce a large amount of content in a short period of time they could easily understand.Solution The Play it Safe!™ program is a child sexual and physical abuse curriculum• Combined limited presented annually to over 70,000 children ages 4-18.The program includes animation with motion graphics to save costs age-appropriate videos for preschool through high school. It also consists of• Used a “magic tackle box” concept to explain the training for adults, caregivers and professionals. flashbacks and steps within the narrative more easily• Used two different art Timbuktoons worked on the visual development and animation production directions to clearly switch between concepts for the first grade video. In it, Grandpa and Mae teach children how to recognize abuse, respond by getting to safety, and to tell a trusted adult. For more information about Play It Safe!™, visit PlayItSafe.org or call The Women’s Center of Tarrant County at (817) 927-4006.
  5. 5. Orbie for Orphans is a non-profit organization founded by the entertainment company OodlesWorld to create awareness, advance the rescue of orphans worldwide and provide education aboutresources for adoption and foster care.Orbie for OrphansProject 99 Explained
  6. 6. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/2012/02/project-99-explained/ Orbie for Orphans Project 99 Explained Orbie for Orphans wanted to use animationChallenge to promote to donors their new curriculum• Adapt existing CG character to 2D animation• Switch to a new pipeline for project and explain why orphans and foster frame by frame animation using Harmony• Craft a creative storyline children are special. while including specific required content Orbie for Orphans contacted Timbuktoons to create a promotional video to explain their main initiative, Project 99, and motivate donorsSolution• Implement three different to give. Project 99 is an animated curriculum in development that is pipelines for three different animation styles: limited, designed with the specific and unique needs of orphans worldwide. mograph and frame by frame animation• Crew up for various pre- Timbuktoons worked with Orbie for Orphans on writing the script and production and production elements setting the art direction that would also be used in segments of the curriculum (plus the frame by frame animation created with Harmony).
  7. 7. The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” ran for 9 seasonsand was produced by Endemol USA. Hosted by Ty Pennington, they helped rebuild more than 200homes across the 50 states and involved well over 500,000 volunteers.Lock and Key ProductionsABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  8. 8. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Lock and Key Productions ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition EMHE needed room illustrations that wereChallenge• Coordinating with fun, encouraged creativity and play...and fast! producers and printers in multiple locations• Transferring the vision and Timbuktoons, collaborated with people across the nation, including art direction of the design team into wall designs the design team from the show and printing companies, to produce• Developing design custom illustrated room murals for three deserving families. concepts from the child’s interests and favs• Quick turnaround (each less than two weeks from The donation of creative services was part of the Augusta, Georgia; concept to delivery) Lincolnton, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas builds.Solution• Multiple full wall It was an honor to work on such an important cause...plus we got to treatments installed• Spot illustrations for design wall murals with some of our favorite things: gags, Toy Story, additional use• Designs for different robots and superheroes. treatments such as lamp and window shades• Concepts and designs for three dimensional bumpouts for extra effect
  9. 9. Compassion International is a child advocacy group that takes a wholistic approach to releasingchildren from poverty. Founded in 1952, it began by providing food, shelter, education and healthcare to Korean War orphans.Compassion InternationalVacation Surprise 2: Trip to Peru
  10. 10. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Compassion InternationalChallenge Vacation Surprise 2: Trip to Peru• Define and describe Child advocacy group, Compassion “sponsorship” to preschool and younger elementary children• Communicate the needs and benefits of sponsorship International, wanted to educate families in an age appropriate manner• Highlight Compassion’s about their “Sponsor A Child” strategy to release children from poverty. brand and key messaging within the narrativeSolution• Explain the concepts Compassion International is best known for their focus on the primarily through the children’s responses individual child through the intentional, long-term and big impact• Establish the local pastor strategy of sponsorship. They partner with local churches to “tackle character as the main connection to Compassion global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million• Use visual cues (such as icons) to communicate key children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries.” sponsorship concepts Timbuktoons worked with Compassion to develop, write and produce the animation to be used for introducing families to the “Sponsor A Child” program through promotions in retail stores nationwide.
  11. 11. Orbie for Orphans is a non-profit organization founded by the entertainment company OodlesWorld to create awareness, advance the rescue of orphans worldwide and provide education aboutresources for adoption and foster care.Orbie for OrphansOrbie: Pilot Episode
  12. 12. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Orbie for Orphans Orbie: Pilot Episode Orbie for Orphans wanted to use animationChallenge to show orphans and foster children that they• Adapt existing CG characters to 2D animation• Produce almost 10 minutes are special. within a short timeframe• Switch to a new pipeline for frame by frame animation Orbie for Orphans wanted a pilot episode for their animated using Harmony curriculum in development that’s designed for the specific needs of• Craft a creative storyline while including specific orphans worldwide. Timbuktoons worked with Orbie for Orphans to required content develop the series (story, character design, art direction) and produceSolution the short.• Implement three different pipelines for three different art directions In production we used three pipelines for the different styled• Crew up for various pre- production and production animated segments. The majority of the episode is frame by frame elements animation created digitally in Toon Boom’s Harmony. Another segment (“Orbie’s Story”) was produced in After Effects using illustrator assets. The third segment (“Bo’s Flashback”) was symbol based animation produced in Flash.
  13. 13. Make Timbuktoons your choice for keeping your project on scope, budget and time.Partial Client List• ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Why use a cloud studio for your next great project? Home Edition• The Discovery Channel• The National Archives Simple...budget, talent and technology.• Jellyfish Labs/Phil Vischer• Compassion International• Veterans Administration• Graebel Relocation Get big market, network quality without paying LA, NY or ATL prices.• Willow Creek Association We crew up and down depending on your project’s needs. Our talent• Saddleback Church• Tim Hawkins pool is fresh and global and the tools we use make you feel like we’re• National Concrete & Masonry Association right in the next room.• Department of the Interior• Department of Justice All of this helps us keep your project on scope, budget and time.For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork
  14. 14. We’re your animation oasis in the clouds.Recent Awards• 2012: Telly Award (Gold)• 2011: Davey Award (Gold), Addy (Silver), Addy (Gold), Telly Award (Bronze)• 2010 Addy (Silver), Addy (2 Gold), “Best Animation” Contact Us (706) 854-7704Get up to 30% tax creditGeorgia’s Entertainment info@timbuktoons.comIndustry Investment Actprovides a tax credit forsingle production or on 7013 Evans Town Center Blvd. Suite 102multiple projects. Evans GA 30809These tax credits createsignificant cost savingsfor companies producingfeature films, tv series, musicvideos and commercials, aswell as interactive gamesand animation.For more information:GA Production IncentivesFor more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork

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