Category Archives: Inside JibJab

Behind the Scenes – Sled Race

For years we’ve done all sorts of different types of Holiday cards, from dancing mariachi bands, to rocking head bangers, to singing elves. One of our older eCards, SnowBall Fight, remains a favorite, so to help bring that element back we figured what better winter-way to compete again your loved ones than with a good […]

New eCard – Birthdayicu-saurus

In our new Starring You eCard, Birthdayicu-saurus, you cast that Birthday someone in the role they were meant to play: party animal. The creator of this eCard, Nate, walked us through the creative process from idea to animation. Check out how Nate got from the word Dinosaur to the final product of Birthdayicu-saurus below: Creating […]

New eCard – Hap-pee Birthday

There is nothing better than receiving a present from your pet. Usually it is a mouse or bird, but in this new eCard, Hap-pee Birthday, one little pup puts his own decorations up for a birthday surprise, helping create a new ‘accent’ color. We got to talk more with the animator, Sarah Ramert, and our […]

New eCard – No Faking

There may be nothing better than cake on your birthday and in our newest eCard, No Faking, one birthday girl knows that. We got to talk a little more with the artist, Alexandra Stepanov, about the eCard. 1.) How long did this card take to animate? Cumulatively, this took me about a week, maybe a week […]

New eCard – Duck in Your Pants

What better way to celebrate your birthday than doing whatever you want, even if that means stuffing a duck down your pants. In our newest birthday eCard, Duck in Your Pants, one birthday person gets wild with a duck in their pants causing ruckus around town.We talked more about this off-beat eCard with our writer, Scott, […]

New eCard – Pinata Abuse

In our new birthday eCard, Pinata Abuse, the birthday boy takes his own stance against a pinata protester! We talked more with artist, Beto Gomez, about the making of this card. 1) Have you ever had a pinata at your birthday party? I haven no idea why, but in Brazil we fill balloons with candy […]

Get Funky with Skeleton Dance

In Skeleton Dance, one of our new Halloween eCards, you can turn you & your friends into kooky, bone rattling, dancing skeletons! Our director of eCards, Jeff, thought this eCard would be a great puppet Starring You video and his idea was inspired by a few different sources. First this skeleton marionette street performer really got  his attention […]

Behind the Scenes – The Time Warp – 3D Backgrounds

Over the years we’ve been able to improve our Starring You technology in a number of ways, including head rotation and secondary hair animation. Now we are able to add 3D environments to the list! While Jump Jive and Wail was the first time we incorporated 3D environments into a Starring You video, Time Warp […]

The Great American Dance Off

Election day is quickly approaching & we are really jazzed up about it!  So much so that we decided to make a Starring You app that let’s you get jiggy with the presidential candidates. Pick Mitt Romney or Barack Obama to be your dance partner in the Great American Dance Off…or you can even nominate yourself! […]

New eCard – Cakezilla

What is brown, larger than sky scrapers and enjoys eating cake? Cakezilla! In our newest birthday eCard we see this building busting, cake destroying beast wreak havoc on a tasty birthday treat. We got to talk more with Anna Bron about the woman behind the monster. -Where did you go to school? I went to Sheridan College, in Ontario, Canada. […]

New eCard – Hat Jam

In our newest birthday eCard we see 4 little guys who get funky with their hats playing a groovy tune. They sure know how to make a foot go tap in this musical eCard. We got to talk more with former intern Sean Rhodes to find out about his funkadelic inspiration to making this fun […]

Tech Crawl 2012

Last week TechZulu, a popular technology news site, organized a “tech crawl” where people could sign up to tour neighboring offices in Venice. We participated as a host and about 300 people stopped by throughout the night! In addition to showing off our lounge area, we provided the networkers with a fun drink we dubbed #jibjabjuice, gave away […]

New Starring You eCard – You’re Still Cool

Our new Starring You birthday eCard, You’re Still Cool, takes us back through the decades showing that fashion trends & dancing styles come and go, but coolness is forever! Our director of eCards, Jeff, came up with the animatic for this timely card and artist Dean Heezen animated it into the colorful eCard we see today. We got to […]

Goodbye Interns

We sadly said goodbye to our wonderful summer interns last week. To thank them for their three months of hard work on new eCards, eBooks & more, we came together and shared tacos, drinks, and memories. We also awarded them with superlatives! Here’s a selection of some of the best: –Dana: “Are you gonna eat that?”; Most Likely To […]

New eCard – Bonne Fete

Birthdays come in all different languages. This eCard though helps that special birthday someone learn a few choice words in French, the most important of those being cake. We got to talk to in house artist, Alex, to find out a little more about the beret behind the brush. -Have you ever been to France? […]


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