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Comic Relief

Client
Comic Relief
Format
Short films
Release Date
March 2015
Brief

Produce animated short films to be used for the charity's annual school appeals and Red Nose Day broadcasts.

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British charity Comic Relief and Jellyfish Pictures have collaborated for the past five years to create a series of short animated films, informing British school children on the hardships endured by children all over the globe, targeting difficult subjects such as slums, child labour and disease. Creating animated sequences for the children allows the impact of the matter to be reached without having to show live-action scenes some would find upsetting or disturbing. The creative challenge for our team is to create an atmospheric and emotive animated film, which effectively presents the global poverty epidemic.

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Jellyfish Pictures were the principal vendor for Comic Relief, in that the writing, directing and design was completed entirely in-house. Our team of talented motion graphics used traditional illustration, Flash animation and After Effects to create these powerful sequences.

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In addition to this, animated films were needed to commemorate Comic Relief’s 25 years of amazing work, with co-founder Richard Curtis commissioning Jellyfish Pictures to produce a beautiful and visual set of animated films.

The animated films were broadcasted on Red Nose Day 2015, and each film describes a monumental achievement from the contribution of the UK public to Comic Relief in different areas of social and charitable work.