Bardel Entertainment Inc. Animates “Mack & Moxy” Humanitarian Kids Show
Vancouver, B.C. (March 3rd, 2016) – When US producers Brahm Wenger (17-year veteran of Walt Disney Pictures) and Kellee McQuinn approached Vancouver animation studio, Bardel Entertainment Inc. in January 2015 with their passion project of ten years, Bardel jumped at the opportunity to be a part of a kids’ show designed to inspire the next generation of humanitarians. Mack & Moxy is set to this spring and will arrive on public television stations throughout the nation.
Mack & Moxy is the first kids’ show about causes that teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion. Partnering with the world’s leading charities, each episode brings awareness to important subjects like Wildlife Conservation, Preserving National Parks, Anti Bullying, Staying Healthy, Emergency Preparation, Autism Inclusion, and Hunger. Aimed at kids ages 3-7, Mack & Moxy combines 3D animation, puppets, and celebrity role models, blending world-class entertainment with a strong social-emotional education component. Mack & Moxy combines state-of-the-art 3D animation, live-action puppets and celebrity role models including Hank Azaria, Josh Duhamel, Eva LaRue and Rachael Ray.
“We are extremely proud of Mack & Moxy,” said Bardel’s CEO, Delna Bhesania. “Kids are the reason we make cartoons, so being able to combine our passion for children’s causes, while also creating animation that pushes the boundaries of art is an incredible feeling.”
Bardel’s Chad Van Der Keere, Director (Animation) of Mack & Moxy designed the main characters of the show, Mack, a loveable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox-inspired entrepreneur. Chris Browne, Bardel’s Studio CG Supervisor created a way for the design team to quickly implement Chad’s designs into three-dimensional sets more dynamically than on a traditional background. This allowed Bardel to create new environments quickly for every episode in an economic fashion.
“We’re so thrilled to bring Mack & Moxy to life with Bardel Entertainment. Not only is their creativity, talent, passion and expertise evident in every beautiful frame of animation, but they’re also the nicest people I’ve ever worked with,” says Co-Executive Producer Kellee McQuinn. “Mack & Moxy speaks to the hearts of children and the team at Bardel is integral to making this dream a reality. It’s a perfect collaborative partnership.”
Bardel currently employees over 650 artists and professionals throughout three state-of-the-art studio locations within beautiful British Columbia with two studios located in Vancouver and one studio located in downtown Kelowna. Bardel provides animation services for a diverse slate of partners including DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network-Adult Swim.
Tune into to Mack & Moxy April 2016 on o public television stations nationwide.
For more information about Mack & Moxy, visit www.mackandmoxy.com
For more information about Bardel, please visit www.bardel.ca
For over 25 years, Bardel has been the leading animation services provider in North America due to its stellar reputation built on three core values: quality, creativity and innovation. Led by its founders Barry Ward President and Delna Bhesania CEO, (Nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2015) Bardel is recognized as one of the most trusted names in the industry.
Employing 650 staff, Bardel spans across three state-of-the art studios with two locations in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. Bardel is the only full-service animation studio concurrently providing animation services for a diverse slate of U.S. blue-chip partners: Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Disney, Warner Bros., and Cartoon Network-Adult Swim.The current production slate includes award-winning series such as King Julien, Mack & Moxy, Puss in Boots, VeggieTales, Dinotrux, Rick & Morty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jake & the NeverLand Pirates and Teen Titans Go!
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