Captain Marvel & a year's worth of Funko rigging!

Continuing our body of rigging work for Funko Animation throughout 2018 and in to 2019, we are pleased to share the latest short ‘Captain Marvel Goes Higher, Further, Faster!’. These simple large-headed characters are built using our in-house automated rigging pipeline, ensuring quick and reliable turnarounds with flexible animation controls.

Highlights below include ‘Welcome to Wetmore Forest’ which required Flex to add subtler rigging controls to help bring extra appeal to their characters, as well as an Ewok romp through Endor for the exclusive Box Trailer. Many thanks to Funko Animation for working with Flex Animation on these shorts.

Messy goes to Okido - BBC (Series 2)

In the second half of 2017 Flex Animation was delighted to assist Doodle Productions (sister company of Squint Opera) with characters for the second series of ‘Messi goes to Okido’. Flex made swift work of rigging key robots Bryn, Nancy and Stan Tall with our in-house rigging toolset for use in multiple episodes. We then moved on to assisting with rigging on the Mayor, Gloria and Geoffery and the populus of Okdio, the Okidinian.

Special thanks to Doodle Productions for working with Flex Animation on this fun project.

Messi goes to Okido Season 2 is currently being aired on CBeebies is also available on BBC IPlayer.

Stan Tall assists the Mayor in ‘Messi goes to Okido’ Season 2 episode ‘Vote OKIDO’

Stan Tall assists the Mayor in ‘Messi goes to Okido’ Season 2 episode ‘Vote OKIDO’

Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom

In 2016 Flex Animation was proud to be involved in the early stages of this summer's highly anticipated dinosaur adventure; Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom.  Working with previsualisation geniuses Proof Inc London, Flex provided animatable rigs for seven of the key Dinosaurs used for choreographing the action and framing for the film.  This included the Velociraptor 'Blue' and the prominent Carnotaurus.  Although a smaller part of the final VFX process, Flex is proud to be involved with the tectonic stages of such an eruption of a film.

Special thanks to Proof Inc for working with us on this exciting project.  Thanks also to David Matthews for joining us to work on all of the Dinosaur rigs.

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Flex Animation helps bring The Last Jedi's 'Porgs' to life

Continuing our highlights of rigging work for A Large Evil Corporation throughout 2017, Flex Animation was pleased to be involved with one of the most interesting new creature additions to the Star Wars universe - the Porgs!  As well as The Last Jedi characters, Flex Animation has provided rigs for multiple Star Wars product trailers this year - including the Smuggler's Bounty Droids box and the Smuggler's Bounty 40th Anniversary box.

Based on the popular Funko collectible figure line, these simple large-headed characters are all built using our in-house automated stylised rigging pipeline, ensuring quick and reliable turnarounds with flexible animation controls.  Many thanks to A Large Evil Corporation for working with Flex Animation on these fun projects.

All trailers can be found below:

Flex Animation's adventures in the Marvel Universe

Excelsior! Continuing our highlights of rigging work for A Large Evil Corporation throughout 2017, Flex Animation was elated to be a part of several Marvel film tie-ins animated shorts and trailers.  These included Spiderman: Homecoming,  a Guardians of the Galaxy animated short 'Cosmic Sleigh Ride' (also shared by Marvel Entertainment online) and Thor: Ragnarok.

Based on the popular Funko collectible figure line, these simple large-headed characters are all built using our in-house automated stylised rigging pipeline, ensuring quick and reliable turnarounds with flexible animation controls.  Many thanks to A Large Evil Corporation for working with Flex Animation on these fun projects.

Trailers in full shown below:

Flex helps bring heartwarming 'Dumbo' trailer to life

Continuing our highlights of rigging work for A Large Evil Corporation throughout 2017, Flex Animation was excited to see the results of this heartwarming trailer for the Funko Disney Treasures line.  Hats off to the team at A Large Evil Corporation for recreating the feeling of a beloved Disney classic.

Based on the popular Funko collectible figure line, these simple large-headed characters are all built using our in-house automated stylised rigging pipeline, ensuring quick and reliable turnarounds with flexible animation controls.  Many thanks to A Large Evil Corporation for working with Flex Animation on this fun project.

Freddy Funko's Birthday Surprise

Flex Animation was especially proud to be part of Freddy Funko's birthday celebration earlier in 2017.  Flex has provided rigs consistently for Funko's original shorts by working with A Large Evil Corporation throughout the year.

Based on the popular Funko collectible figure line, these simple large-headed characters are all built using our in-house automated stylised rigging pipeline, ensuring quick and reliable turnarounds with flexible animation controls.  Many thanks to A Large Evil Corporation for working with Flex Animation on this fun project.

Marvel, DC & Star Wars - Funko 'Pop!'

In 2016 we supplied a vast array of characters, vehicles and creature rigs for A Large Evil Corporation's 'Pop!' stylised animated shorts and product teasers.  Based on the popular Funko collectible figure line, these simple large-headed characters are built using our in-house automated rigging pipeline, ensuring quick and reliable turnarounds with flexible animation controls.  The rigs included notable characters; Marvel's Deadpool, DC's Batman and Robin, and Star Wars' Han Solo with Tauntaun and many more.

Thanks to A Large Evil Corporation for working with Flex Animation on these fun characters.  Animated shorts and teasers featuring our rigs can be found below:-

Smuggler's Bounty: The Empire Strikes Back Trailer:

Spellbound:

Chimichangas, featuring Deadpool:

Legion of Collectors: DC Legacy Teaser:

Marvel Collector Corps: Super Hero Showdowns Teaser:

Marvel Collector Corps: X-Men Teaser: