Aqua Teen show creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro returned to us to design and create an animated universe called Interplanetary Insanitarium for one of their episodes, and with a name like that expectations were high.
Our animation director Matthew I. Jenkins put his imagination to work, pushing the boundaries of the show with more heavily-animated characters along with one-of-a-kind, colorful backgrounds, all done in a style not seen before in this ten year old series. The character re-design and comic-book inking style allowed the episode to achieve a unique quality and set it apart from the typical look, with heavier use of thick-to-thin brushwork and cross-hatching. We also oversaw a team of animators to incorporate traditional tweening and effects cell animation (trust us, it’s awesome). And finally, our in-house graphics team added amazing effects and compositing to achieve the goal of a unique, stand-alone animation design for the episode.