Happy Hippo – Totally cuddly

Bringing a character into 3D from a beloved illustration

Our taste buds guided us to this project. Colorbleed was tasked to redesign the Happy Hippo character, bringing it into the third dimension.
Starting from the illustration beckoning from the sweet packaging our artists got to work to recreate the character for this commercial. Retaining the illustrative lines of the original, the team built a production-ready model that was animated and composited in the live-action commercial, with highly cuddly results!

Production

Boutiq Films

Brand

Ferrero

Craft

Always up for a challenge.  A shout out to the team!

PRODUCTION

Boutiq Films

PRODUCER

Marco Fisscher

DIRECTOR

Roy Nieterau & Tom Hankins

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Hert Zollner

MODELING & LOOKDEV

Gijs van Kooten

Patrick Blankenzee

Raven Baars

RIGGING

Kippcase

ANIMATION

Danny Vos

TECHNICAL ANIMATION & SIMULATION

Sander Bultman

Andrea Parisella

LIGHTING, RENDERING, COMPOSITING & EDITING

Tom Hankins