The Scare Squad
Due to the in-store usage of the graphics next to the plush toys, it was critical to be as faithful as possible, so we started off a photo scanned reference and carefully recreated Misfits, right down to the individual stitches.
While we already encountered our fair share of furry Animals, these eight highly detailed ones required quite a few specialized solutions. Most of our plush friends, started out with a base coat of fluffy fur, with a lot of stitched details, and different materials on various parts of their bodies.
Spooky Skeletons and Angst-inducing Animation
Due to differences between Misfits, no rig was equal. Some had wings, others additional flaps on the head. For the Kiwi, it was necessary to build a custom hair setup using the updated Mograph tools in Cinema4D S22. In general every Misfit got a custom treat for rigging and also animation.
Creating engaging and believable worlds is one of our passions at Aixsponza. We strongly believe that a detailed world that furthers the story and supports the hero element provides a dense and emotional experience. Working in close contact with the client, from a simple sketch, towards a highly refined and polished version of the initial rough idea we arrived quickly at a castle as a focal point and “home base” for the misfits.
Client: Penny Markt GmbH
Agency: Serviceplan Campaign3 GmbH
FFF: Neverest Group GmbH
Creative Director: Tobias Müller
Animation Director: Leo Akinbiyi
Producer: Julian Fischer
Sculpting: Dominik Högn, Lars Korb
Environment Artist: Holger Aumüller, Christian Scheck
3D Rigging: Sebastian Pfeiffer
Animation: Alexander Bootz, Can Erduman, Chris Underberg
3D Artist: Paul Gröger, Jens Kindler, Srajal Mandwal, Lisa Schlichtner, Khoa Vu, Matthias Zabiegly
Compositing: Tobias Müller
2D Animation: Barbara Mitterer
Photography: Matthias Fuchs
Rigging Puppet Props: Andreas Walther