Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes of Macareindeer!

You’ve danced as a reindeer — now see the magic that made it all happen! Our director Jeff took the lead on this project. He wanted to take a song that people know and love and warp it into some sort of Christmas card. We had originally thought of using the macarana as a halloween/zombie […]

An inside peek at Santa’s Twerk Shop

Santa’s Twerk Shop has broken new ground for JibJab in many ways. Not only does it feature the hottest dance moves, but it also featured a brand new animation style, and is also its own app in the App Store! The idea started with JibJab Co-Founders Gregg and Evan, who were pretty inspired by all […]

Behind the Scenes of 2013 What a Year!

Welcome to the Behind the Scenes blog for 2013′s Year in Review — What a Year! We’re proud to present the ultimate breakdown of how we made our latest short, so click on for photos, videos and stories! The Writing Process Visual Development Music and Sound Animatic Scene 1 – Intro Scene 2 – Chorus […]

Behind the Scenes – Walking on Sunshine!

Walking on Sunshine, our latest Starring You video, is sure to be the feel good hit of the summer. We started production in winter, but luckily JibJab is located a block away from Venice Beach in sunny Los Angeles where it’s pretty much summer all year round! We started with the song choice and a […]

New eCard – You’re a Starfish!

There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but in our newest birthday eCard, You’re a Starfish, you can make sure your friend knows they are the star on their big day. Make your friend an Underwater Idol that has moves that reality TV would die for. We spoke with Lauren to learn a little more […]

Just Plane Cheeseburgers?!?

The production team was clearly hungry during a little day-dreaming cartoon session yesterday. The theme was “cheeseburger airplane.” What is a cheeseburger airplane, you ask? Why, a dream come true. See what our artists’ imaginations “cooked” up below. Great, now we’re hungry too!

New eCard – Happy Pug Day!

Summer may have just started, but the “Dog Days” are already here. Why? Well, it’s thanks to the release of our brand new, pet-friendly “Happy Pug Day” eCard! You can put a friend’s mug on this pug and have a doggone good time. Shall we continue, or have you had enough dog puns for one […]

New eCard – Bad Cake

Why is cake so bad when it tastes so good? Help that birthday someone give into temptation this year with our newest birthday card, Bad Cake. Let the smooth sounds of that rich frosting and fluffy sponge cake talk you into indulgence. It’s only your birthday once a year right? No better day to be […]

New eCard – Revolves Around You

Do you have someone in your life who loves to be the center of attention? Well on their birthday you can let them know — hey, everything really does Revolve Around You! We sat down with Eddie, to find out his views on space and a little bit more about the man on the moon … […]

JibJab Goes Hadouken on the Web!

Internet trends come and go; with planking, the harlem shake and owling. But now the Hadouken craze is taking over the internet and JibJab. This Street Fighter move has taken to the streets. No time to make your own? Star in one today! You can cast up to 5 friends (or enemies, or frien-emies) HERE. It’s […]

New eCard – Cake Spinner

For our newest eCard, Cake Spinner, we let the artist, Amelia, rather than tell you her process in making the card…show you. Send Cake Spinner today!

Behind The Scenes of JUMP!

This Easter we brought back a 90s hip hop hit, Jump by Kriss Kross, and put a JibJab spin on it for our new Easter eCard. Kurt, Megan, Lauren, Nate and Romney, all artists on the production team, were cool enough to volunteer to literally JUMP for 6 hours while shooting. Take a look at some […]

New eCard – Cake Goal!

What’s a better birthday game than pin the tail on the donkey? Playing soccer with a cupcake, of course! Our newest birthday eCard, Cake Goal, was created with puppets and stop motion animation. We spoke with Elizabeth McMahill about her process in making this intricate card. How long did this card take to animate? Counting everything, it […]

Behind the Scenes of I’m Looking Over a 4 Leaf Clover

Our new St Patrick’s Day Starring You eCard features four singers in green pinstripes! We went behind the scenes to see how I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover was created… We loved watching Looney Tunes as kids, not only for the awesome animation, but for some pretty sweet music too! In the short “Operation: […]

New eCard – Hall of Beards

In our new Starring You birthday eCard, Hall of Beards, you can let that birthday someone know that THEY are the real piece of art on their birthday. To find out more about the many beards featured in this eCard, we spoke with the animator, Jeff Delgado. 1) Did you have anyone particular  in mind […]

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