Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yöjuna 865

This is a new music video that was animated and designed at Anima Boutique for a Finnish Children's music duo called Ella and Aleksi. This song is about taking the night train to Rovaniemi which is in the far north of Finland.... You know, where Santa lives :). It's produced by the Bronson Club: Jesse Fryckman, Jari Lähteinen which have made a new horror movie called Sauna. It's also produced by our own Anttu Harlin. It's directed by Juuso Syrjä and myself. Design and backgrounds by me and the talented Antero Nuutinen. Animation by the incredibly fabulous: Mari Tolkkinen, Joonas Utti, and Heli Ellis.

Anyway I hope you like it. We've taken inspirations from book illustrations we remember from childhood, and contemporary cartoons. We were aiming for something with honesty and heart.


Characters

Backgrounds

Friday, October 3, 2008

skydiving



Ready to go skydiving without a parachute?
edit: another picture

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

video




More toys, more friends!
From bottom to top, The Young boys at FLMS Bros, Pekka Lanerva from Helsinki International Film Festival, and Mr. Viljami Eronen from, Grilli FIlms, who just recently spent a week at our studio directing a really fun spot for Korjaamo, Culture Factory. The spot actually loaned one of the Guys to star in it, which is cool!
(Viljami's head has now been shaved by his football team mates on the Love boat or Booze boat to Stockholm or Tallin, I don't know which)

Thursday, March 20, 2008





Some pickings from easter egg painting at the studio!...chocolate inside.....

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter!!!

Sayoko Kinoshita from the Hiroshima International Animation festival was visiting us! We will go to the festival in August too (or some of us will, whoever the lucky bastards are, I hope me!) 
Thanks to the guys at the Finnish Film Foundation for introducing us! (toys well appreciated)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Here are some pictures of our promotional toys with their new owners!

I Hate You in a bag.
Kalle Kotila & Eliza & 1/2 Bambi in a bar
Mikko Vormala taking his buddy to the movies.

Sampo Hänninen in Berlin

Lars & Peter from Pictoplasma looking happy.

Studio Soi awith One Eye.

Anna HD from Pictoplasma with her friends

Aaron Stewart with Comb and Dog.

The whole idea of the promotional toys started when Eliza thought it would be cool to hand out toys as business cards to people we meet at festivals. Last spring,  she made a bunch of them with Elle & Senja, who are the other 2/3 of "Girls of Kalasatama".  Because everyone likes the toys, we've decided to keep it going, so now days the Girls of Kalasatama regularly surprise us with new toys to hand out to friends.  We'll keep posting pics of the toys and their new homes and owners.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

THEguys are here...







...and in Pictoplasma animation festival

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Boutique is open!

Anima Boutique is now open and everyone is invited...
We're a new, full service, 2D animation studio that creates unique styles and memorable characters for TV, film, video and more...

See our STORY online!