I found another ‘toon from Nickleodeon’s 2014-2015 International Shorts programme that was recently shared online, watch Benjamin Anders‘ Jo Minkus below.
Prop designer at Cartoon Network, Benjamin Anders, posted loads of character design work for his short, titled Jo Minkus, over on his blog, before the toons release online, so we have plenty to enjoy here aside from the excellent cartoon.
Ben’s own art aside, fellow prop designer Noree Kim has made an awesome sculpt of the shorts titular character, Jo, so I’ve included the post revealing that after the short and its designs. So much animation goodness in one post!
‘Jo Minkus’, created by Benjamin Anders for the Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts Program 2014-15.
Created and Directed by Benjamin Anders
Written by Benjamin Anders & Robert Frimston
Additional Writing by Merriwether Williams
Background Design by Gyimah Gariba
Animation by Benjamin Anders, Benjamin Arcand & Sandra Rivas
Compositing by W. Scott Forbes
Editing by Nico Colaleo
Jo – Elaine Carroll
Foxtrot – Will Friedle
Gleek – Thurop van Orman
Lola – Elaine Carroll
Casting Director – Gene Vassilaros CSA
Casting Manager – Shiondre Austin
Casting Coordinator – Morgann Franson
Casting Assistant – Courtney Moon
Music by Dave Newby
Sound Design by Adele Cutting
Mix by Goetz Botzenhardt
Consulting Producer for Nickelodeon – Suzanne Lang
Production Coordinator for Nickelodeon – Matt Kilroy
Executive in Charge of Production for Nickelodeon – Alexi Wheeler
Special Thanks To – Nina Hahn & Jules Borkent
↑↑↑ All above, Jo Minkus art by Ben Anders
Finally, here’s the awesome sculpt that fellow CN prop designer Noree Kim made: