Project:

MATING TALES FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

We wanted to create a story about love. A twisted, tender film about the weird and wonderful world we live in. Something that left you with a smile or a smirk or even a gasp. But ultimately something vibrant and explosive. Full of an array of characters, illustrated, designed, drawn, concocted and molded from our colorful brains. Told through the eyes of Scholar and the mediums and styles we love to explore any given day.

So we gathered our inclusive collection of creatives on both coasts. And we got weird.

From start to finish we tread lightly on what it means to love. What it means to connect. What it means to come together, to blindly adore another creature. In the fluid world we live in, we think it’s important to be free to express who you are and who your person is. No matter what.

Love who you love.

Credits

  • Design & Animation: Scholar
  • Creative Directors: William Campbell, Will Johnson, Chace Hartman, Sean Martin
  • Associate Creative Directors: Chris Finn, Michael Tavarez, Macauley Johnson
  • Managing Director / EP: Christina Roldan
  • Executive Producer: Kirsten Noll
  • Heads of Production: Tyler Locke, Ryan McLaughlin
  • CG Supervisor: Tim Hayward
  • CG Lead: Matt Berenty
  • Art Director: Hana Eunjin Yean
  • Producer: Kev Jones
  • Designers: Cristina Barna, Lauren Cash, Gretel Cummings, Madison Ellis, Chris Finn, Cam Floyd, Dennis Go, Irma Hasanic, Madison Kelly, Vin Kim, Jina Kwon, Michael Tavarez, Amy Wallace, Hana Eunjin Yean
  • 2D Animators: Matt Andrews, Lauren Cash, Chris Finn, Zach Herdman, Macauley Johnson, Kenny Kerut, Zac Miller, Jaewoo Park, Amy Wallace
  • Cel Animators: Sam Button, Ana Chang, Danni Fisher Shin, Madison Kelly, Taik Lee, Jahmad Rollins
  • Model/Texture Artists: Cameron Scott, Faith Zheng
  • 3D Animator: Bri Meyer
  • 3D Generalist: Liam Elias
     
  • Mix & Sound Design: Scholar
  • Mix & Sound Designer: Jason Webb
  • Assistant Mix & Sound Designer: Dom Strazulo
     
  • Music: Marmoset
  • Track Name & Artist: “We Make It Up (Instrumental) by Soul City

Process

"Humor and a bit of a jaw-on-the-floor moments were used to help underscore the messaging and as we continued to evolve the film, we found the biggest challenge was in making sure that the pay-off helped elevate the thrusting animations and revel in the good of love, even if wrapped in a left-of-center aesthetic."

"In the fluid world we live in, we think it’s important to be free to express who you are and who your person is. No matter what.

Love who you love."