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OLSEN TWINS, GAMEBOY, DANNY AEILLO, and PAUL BOWLES

O'Plenty founder wins BEST NY FILMMAKER

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MY BUSINESS 2005

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"SHOOBIE" World Premiere!

DAWN PATROL Award!

The DAWN PATROL short, Shoobie's Guide to Surfing, will have its World Premiere at the NJ State Film Festival at Cape May, November 21st.

Dawn Patrol in Kid Kelp won the Telly Award in the Children's Audience catagory at the 30th Annual Telly Awards.

 

 

 

THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY! SPECIAL EDITION DVD BARRELS AHEAD!

Dawn Patrol, the original O'Plenty surf cartoon, will be featured on a new special limited edition DVD.Dawn Patrol in Kid Kelp includes Bonus Features. Watch the NEWS page for updates, release dates and order information.

 

VILPPU VISITS O'PLENTY

World-renowned artist and life drawing instructor, GLENN VILPPU, gave the animators of O'Plenty a fantastic week-and-a-half drawing, layout, and storyboard seminar. Pictures from his memorable visit will be posted soon on the EVENTS page. In the meantime, check out Glenn's wonderful work at vilppustudio.com

In a related story, Glenn Vilppu painted the gatefold cover of Dawn Patrol in Kid Kelp special edition DVD.

JUNGLE BASH!
O'PLENTY & THE NJAC HOST 3rd EXCLUSIVE GALA!

New York City, NY - O'Plenty Animation and The New Jersey Animation Council, LLC hosted the 3rd Gala Benefit for The Center in Asbury Park at the exclusive nightspot, CAIN, in NYC. Celebrities from Animation, Film, Sports, and Music joined forces to raise money and awareness for families stricken with HIV/AIDS. Check the EVENTS section of this page in the near future for pictures from the event.

 

LIVE ACTION/ANIMATION MIX FOR MUSIC VIDEO
NO GOOD W/O THE BAD MUSIC VIDEO AND MAKING OF DOCUMENTARY GO ON THE ROAD WITH TM STEVENS


Point Pleasant, NJ - O'Plenty animation recently completed the fully animated music video No good w/o the bad.The video boasts stirring visuals and reflects the influence of modern day comics, anime and martial arts flicks. Superstar TM Stevens has planned to open the concerts of his upcoming world tour with the big screen showing of the video. TM Stevens' record and management companies plan to release the video internationally on broadcast music stations soon after the tour. Watch your local video channels for this new production!

Happy Anniversary!

From its humble beginnings at a tiny storefront in West End, Long Branch, to its current home at the beautiful Bayshores region of Point Pleasant, O'Plenty Animation wishes to acknowledge all the people, places and events that have helped shape our success! Millions of drawings and plenty 'o projects after its birth in 1995, the studio continues to grow. Talented artists now bring fantastic ideas to life in the newly re-designed and fully-equipped 3,500 sq ft facility. Whether by tablet, touchscreen, or good old pencil and paper, O'Plenty will always stay true to its roots in quality traditional character animation.

In other news, O'Plenty was featured in the Feb/Mar issue MY BUSINESS magazine, the official publication of the NFIB.


TERRIFIC TAILS RELEASED INTERNATIONALLY ON VIDEO AND DVD

Collecting Scholastic's Video Adaptations of award-winning children's books, Terrific Tails features beloved stories that celebrate friendship learning and growing up. This initial release in Scholastic's new line of videos and DVDs includes the O'Plenty production of Officer Buckle and Gloria. Found where all fine children's videos are sold.

ONE ZILLION VALENTINES RELEASED ON SCHOLASTIC VIDEO

Scholastic announced the release of More Holiday Stories video collection, available for schools and libraries. The lead title of the compillation is the O'Plenty production, One Zillion Valentines.



O'PLENTY ANIMATION FEATURED IN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE
Point Pleasant, NJ – O'Plenty Animation was featured in an article in Entrepreneur Magazine's Spring 2003 special edition. To read the article online go to www.entrepreneur.com.

 


OLSEN TWINS, GAMEBOY, DANNY AIELLO, AND PAUL BOWLES –EXCITING NEW O’PLENTY PROJECTS!

Point Pleasant, NJ – O’Plenty’s recent slate of animation remains eclectic as ever! Newly completed projects include a national commercial for Olsen Twins GameBoy Advanced Pocket Planner(see right), a cartoon for Academy Award® Winner Danny Aiello called The Adventures of Papa Gator, and an animated short film (docu-mation) based on the work of legendary beat-writer Paul Bowles titled Baptism of Solitude. Artwork and behind-the-scenes info on this animation and other current work will be posted soon on oplenty.com. To check out images from fresh O'Plenty projects in development, click on Upcoming productions.

 

 

O’PLENTY FOUNDER, CHRIS LARSON, WINS TIME OUT NEW YORK AWARD FOR BEST NEW YORK FILMMAKER!
NEW YORK CITY-At a ceremony held at The NYU Cantor Film Center in Manhattan, O’Plenty Animation’s Executive Producer, Chris Larson, was presented with the TIME OUT NEW YORK AWARD for BEST NEW YORK FILMMAKER. The awards reception was the culmination of the 2000 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, a two week-long event that featured screenings and guest speakers from around the world. The festival’s board of directors include Anthony Edwards, Chevy Chase, Ethan Coen, Linda Ellerbee, Spike Lee, Madonna, and Gus Van Sant. The O’Plenty production, OFFICER BUCKLE & GLORIA (Scholastic/Weston Woods), was screened in competition and was selected by audience members as the best animated short for tots.

The TIME OUT NEW YORK AWARD was presented by TIME OUT NEW YORK MAGAZINE.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Celebrated animation veteran, GEORGE DAVIS, has come on board O’Plenty Animation Studio. He brings over 40 years of motion picture industry experience and a unique brand of camera wizardry. Mr. DAVIS will supervise O’Plenty’s Animation Camera Department, and serve as Commercial & Series Production Consultant. His astounding resumé of credits include notable movies, series, commercials, documentaries, and revolutionary developments in opticals.

GEORGE DAVIS began his career as the protégé of PAUL TERRY. At TERRYTOONS, he headed up the camera department and worked on such classic cartoons as the original MIGHTY MOUSE, HECKLE & JECKLE, and TOM TERRIFIC (for CAPTAIN KANGAROO). He was the originator of CINEMASCOPE for use in animated films at TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX STUDIOS. Mr. DAVIS worked on many classic animated shorts with such filmmakers as GENE DEITCH, R.O. BLECHMAN, ERNIE PINTOFF, and JULES PFEIFFER. At HAL SEEGAR STUDIOS, he worked on the BAT FINK series and shot and directed numerous commercials for PEPSI, DODGE, the PIEL’S brothers, FANTA, and DISNEY, among others. At his own studio, GDL STUDIO, INC., he did the opening for the Oscar-winning film, AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, for producer MIKE TODD,JR. He also worked on the animated series BLACK HAWK, THE MIGHTY HERCULES, and started the bible series, TALES FROM THE GREAT BOOK. He’s best known for his involvement in the timeless SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK series of educational shorts (originally aired on ABC in the 1970’s), for which he garnered many industry awards.

Mr. Davis’ live-action credits are equally sensational: ANNIE HALL, A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, ALTERED STATES, DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, to name a few. He also shot several important documentaries including SINGER, THE MAN, CONEY ISLAND, STYLE WARS, WALKER EVANS, TWO KOREAS, NEW YORK, and THE WEST.

GEORGE DAVIS has won two EMMY’S, been nominated for two OSCARS, has won the ART DIRECTORS AWARDS, four ASIFA awards, and an endless line of international film festival awards.


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