Wellie Wishers - Toon Boom TV serie (Mattel)
produced at Submarine, Amsterdam
The 11-minute episodes follow the exploits of five WellieWishers characters—Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille. When the girls step into their colorful rain boots, they are ready for anything in their aunt's back yard.
WellieWishers, an animated series from American Girl, debuts on Amazon Prime Oct. 14. The first of 26 episodes will be free for all customers through the Amazon Video app on TVs, connected devices or online, with all subsequent episodes available for Amazon Prime members. Introduced in June, American Girl's WellieWishers line of dolls helps girls ages 5-7 develop the social and emotional skills they need to be a good friend.
On this unique project, I was fully responsible for all aspects of rigging process including planning the rig, technical leadership of designers, building the rig, templates and updates. Wellie Wishers (2D Cut-out, 26x11min, team of 50 people) was visualy developed and produced in Amsterdam. On the beginning in a small team, I animated first tests and teasers and closely colaboreted with directors, mostly on technical/creative development and pipeline. Later I led a small rigging department, worked as Toon Boom expert and animator.