Cartoon Studio’s Wild West and Superhero Themed Illustrations Help Inspire “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Specials
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Contact: Todd Hampson
Timbuktoons, a leading animation and illustration cloud based studio, is excited to announce its role in two new ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Specials.
The creative services donated were part of Timbuktoons’ Cartoons With A Cause project.
Timbuktoons, a leading animation and illustration cloud based studio, collaborated with people across the nation, including the design team from the show, to produce custom illustrated room murals for two deserving families. Their donation of creative services is part of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Lincolnton, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas builds. Previously they worked on the Augusta, Georgia build.
“One of our core values at Timbuktoons is ‘childhood is important’ and donating our time and skills to the EM:HE builds fits with who we are as a company” said owner and founder, Todd Hampson.
Since day one, Timbuktoons has worked closely with organizations across the globe that focus on strengthening and encouraging children through creative media.
“We’re just big kids, so it was really fun to tap into our inner child and work on projects that will encourage creativity and play for two great children,” said Sean Copley, Creative Director. “Plus, we got to design wall murals with three of our favorite things, Toy Story, robots and superheroes.”
For the Lincolnton EM:HE build, Timbuktoons worked with the design team in LA to create a custom illustrated and decorated room that portrays the child as creator, artist, superhero and star of his own show.
“It was a small way to invest in a young artist and help keep creative juices flowing into the future,” said Hampson
For the San Antonio EM:HE build they were privileged to incorporate characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story into a wild west themed wall treatment complete with real train sets.
“The stories and characters of Disney/Pixar have had a profound impact on us as artists and as dads,” said Copley.
“It was a special honor to design with something that’s inspired and empowered us for years, with the hopes of inspiring this deserving family also.”
For those interested in learning more about this and other animation and illustration projects Timbuktoons has worked on, visit www.timbuktoons.com.
Timbuktoons is a leading pre-production and 2D animation cloud based studio with customers all over the world. Founded in 2003 by animator and illustrator Todd Hampson, they specialize in creating family-friendly media for the broadcast, education and gaming industries.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which aired for nine seasons on ABC, transformed the lives of thousands of deserving families and galvanized communities and businesses to help their neighbors in need. “EM:HE” also put a spotlight on causes that touched these families, ranging from the treatment of serious illnesses or accident victims and the importance of foster care & adoption, to helping veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and the plight of the homeless, to campaigning against texting while driving and building coalitions to end bullying. Celebrities including First Lady Michelle Obama, Elton John, Robin Williams, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Glenn Close, Tyler Perry, Mary J Blige, Carrie Underwood, David Duchovny, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Usher, KISS, Rihanna, Jessica Alba and Derek Jeter are among the many who “got on the bus” over the years to join the show. In addition, the series won multiple Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program, received six Emmy nominations, won two People’s Choice Awards and an NAACP Image Award, in addition to other honors.
“EM:HE” is produced by Endemol USA, of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Brady Connell & George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America.