Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Meet the JibJabbers: Robbie Harrison!

You think eCards and Starring You hee-larity appear magically out of the ether? Nope! Human people utilize technological know-how and artistic skills to generate these LAFFS… This week we’d like to introduce you to Robbie Harrison!   1. How long have you been Jibbing and Jabbing? Five years. 2. Where are you from originally? (Did JibJab steal […]

Meet the JibJabbers: Kurt Hartfelder!

You think JibJab Messages and eCards and Starring You fun just magically happens? That these laughter creators simply appear from the ether for your enjoyment? Nope! Human beings must utilize their art talents and technological know-how to create all this hilarity. Here is one such human… Kurt Hartfelder!    1. How long have you been Jibbing and […]

Meet the JibJabbers: Monica Harrion!

You think eCards and Starring You shenanigans just come outta nowhere? Just magic outta thin air? No way! Real live humans need to art and technology and plan and… science… and… stuff… Anyway, every week or so, we’re going to introduce you to some of ’em. This week is the one and only Monica Harrion! […]

Fancy Friday 2015!

Some workplaces have “Casual Fridays,” but not so at JibJab! Since every day is pretty casual here, once in a while, on a random Friday, we like to get FANCY. Talented artists, production folks, tech wizards, and customer service heroes alike enjoy dressing up and feelin’ fancy! Our fearless leaders Gregg and Evan’s office is […]

“Biker Bunny” Easter eCard Behind-the-Scenes!

For Easter this year, JibJab mastermind Jeff Gill came up with the idea to cast Easter Bunnies against type as rough and tumble bikers. He handed his animatic and vision to all-around CG guru Taylor Clutter (with some initial design assistance from Josiah Haworth). Tasked with making bunnies look tough to Judas Priest’s rocking anthem “You’ve Got […]

Behind the Scenes of JibJab’s St. Patrick’s Day eCard Roll Out the Barrel

For this St. Patrick’s Day, JibJab unleashed a stop-motion eCard “Roll Out the Barrel.” Director Jeff Gill found the song in his record collection, and created an animatic to get the barrel rolling… This was passed along to our resident stop motion animator Colin Lepper, who was kind enough to answer a few questions and […]

BEHIND-THE-SCENES of JibJab’s Valentine’s Day eCard “Sunshine and Lollipops”!

Yesterday we shared the behind the scenes of JibJab’s Valentine’s Day eCard “Let’s Get It On.” Today, as promised, we take a look at… A very different Jeff Gill animatic started things off… A couple of our talented 3D animators, Taylor Clutter and Josiah Haworth then started designing some delicious candy backdrops and props for […]

BEHIND-THE-SCENES of JibJab’s Valentine’s Day eCard “Let’s Get It On”!

JibJab went and made 2015 way romantic with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new Valentine’s Day eCards! The two big live action productions were directed by our resident lover of love Jeff Gill. First up in our fascinating BEHIND THE SCENES post is a caution-to-the-wind video set to Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s […]

Behind the Scenes of 2014: YOU ARE HISTORY!

Welcome, dear JibJabbers, to the Behind the Scenes blog for 2014’s Year in Review, lovingly entitled “2014: YOU ARE HISTORY!” We here at JibJab are proud to present the ultimate breakdown of how we made our latest epic short (is that a contradiction?), so click on the links below for photos, videos, and stories! It’s […]

Behind the Scenes of “Elf Fun Factory”!

This holiday season, JibJab whipped up not one, but TWO eCards! One uses cutting edge CGI technology (computers and stuff), while the other went more old school (stop motion animation). It’s the best of both worlds! First up, we’ll get hi tech with our CGI card, “Elf Fun Factory“… All of our productions start with […]

BEHIND THE SCENES of “Bird is the Word”!

JibJab Thanksgiving eCard this year uses the rock ‘n roll classic “Surfin’ Bird” for… “Bird is the Word“! Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes shenanigans with quotes from director/turkey Jeff Gill below…! A video like “Bird’s The Word” can’t just be shot willy nilly, so Jeff shot test footage with game JibJab artist Megan McShane in the turkey […]

3 Quick Q’s with the GRATE Megan Nairn!

Megan Nairn, or “Meegs” as we call her around JibJab HQ, is the brains behind our latest YOU ROCK eCard: “You Are Grate.” She kindly A’d a few Q’s about how how she came up with this fun bit o’ cheese… How did you come up with the idea of this charmingly “cheesy” card? Ate […]

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 […]


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