Dr. Panda TV series: Season 1

In the summer of 2016 we were approached to design and develop the 3D look and feel, and 3D production pipeline for a series based on the Dr. Panda universe; a successful mobile and tablet gaming IP set in a colourful world with adorable characters. The project was a large collaboration between several different parties.

The main goal was developing a look and feel with a unique yet accessible character, that could be produced under set time and budget constraints without sacrificing quality. It also had to be compatible with the look and feel of the world established in the Dr Panda games, which range from flatly styled 2D games to full 3D environments.

Part of the look and production development was creating the first three 7 minute episodes at increasing production demands, which simultaneously proved to be a good test of our proprietary animation management system.

Throughout the process we’ve had the pleasure of working with a variety of talent outside our studio that helped made the look work as well as it does.

Unfortunately we cannot show any animated clips from the show until broadcast. We’ll update this page as soon as the episodes are released.

Dr. Panda TV series: Intro

Aside from developing the 3D animation look and feel and producing the first three episodes, we were also responsible for the Intro to be featured before every episode.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Promo Material and updated Dr Panda characters for games

Our 3D interpretation of the revised designs has already been put to use in all of Dr Panda’s new marketing material and merchandising as well as appearing in their latest 3D games such as Dr Panda Restaurant 3.

 
 
 
 
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Credits – Episode 1-3 (Pilot)

Polder Animation

3D animation Production & Look Development
Polder Animation
Animation Director
Bastiaan Schravendeel
Art Director
Sander Kamermans
Technical Director
Jean-Paul Tossings
Editor
Polder Animation
Animation
James Young
Bob Wijgman
Bastiaan Schravendeel
Character Modeling & Rigging
Jean-Paul Tossings
Set & Prop Modeling
Elsemiek Olthof

Sander Kamermans

Rendering Lighting & Compositing
Sander Kamermans

External

Series Director
Patrick Chin
Executive Producer
Lin Yan
Created by & Head Writer
Daan Velsink
Art Director
Patrick Chin
Art Department
Leo de Wijs
Bonnie Mier
Line Producer
Erica Darby
Production Manager
Daisy Gibbs
Storyboards
Anikey
Chris Emers-Mouw
Paco Vink
Albert ‘t Hooft
Frame Order
Daan Velsink
Joost Lieuwma
Patrick Schoenmaker
Voice Direction
Dave Peacock
Music
Alex Debicki
Theme Song Sung by
Lisa Graydon
Sound Recording & Audio Post Production
Soho Square Studios
Voice Talent
Rasmus Hardiker
Marc Silk
Sue Elliot Nicholls
Tersesa Gallagher

Polder Credits – Episode 4-39

Polder Animation

3D animation Production & Look Development
Polder Animation
Series Intro
Polder Animation
All character models/riggs
Polder Animation
Some sets and props
Polder Animation
Modeling Review*
Sander Kamermans
Technical/Script support*
Jean-Paul Tossings

*only for the beginning of the transfer of the project to Giggle Garage.

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