2009 – Welcome to ‘Behind the Scenes’

You wouldn’t think that making funny little short films could be stressful business but believe us, it can be. Since July the JibJab Team has been working almost around the clock on our Halloween and Christmas programming so when we started this project we had one motto… “Let’s just have fun!”

You might think all we do is goof around here but even though we are making cartoons, we take it VERY seriously. There is normally a ton of thinking, planning and plotting that goes into making a JibJab film, so when we started this one, we decided to plan a little less, try some new stuff, take some chances and just trust our gut. In addition to that, we set a very strange goal for an interweb company – Let’s make as much of this as possible WITHOUT using computers!

When we started, we didn’t really have a clear idea of how it would all come together but one thing was certain… we knew we’d have a good time making it! We hope you enjoy the finished film but for us the making of the 2009 Year in Review was almost as important as the end result. Hopefully the fun we had making it is apparent in the final product. Enjoy!


  1. Doug
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Just watched “2009 Year in Review.” Wow, fantastic job but it requires watching multiple times to fully appreciate the depth and scope of the visual presentation.

      Posted December 29, 2009 at 6:37 am | Permalink

      Yes. we’ll have to watch it multiple times: just like Avatar or any great work of art!

  2. ivelisse
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    me encanta las caricatura q ustede colocan por este medio

  3. Posted December 28, 2009 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Can I have a job?

  4. Posted December 28, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Your 2009 film was good, but it went TOO FAST with most of the scenes for my brain to absorb it…Slow it down and it will be more readable and understandable…less sex and nudity would also be appreciated.

  5. syd
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    just the right amount of sex and nudity … i am still laughing … i know you ran it with a fast song so that we would need to watch it several times!! Thank you!!!

  6. Greg
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Thoroughly enjoyed your “2009 Year in Review”! Sure, you could have used fancy special effects, but as someone who appreciates “making something out of nothing”, its a testament to the pure talent of the staff at your organization.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  7. Martha
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Wonderfully done!! Thank you for sharing with all of us.
    It surely takes a lot of talent!!
    congratulations for a job well done.

    Posted December 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    great, but please do one about glen beck and the fox news team, i think it would be really outstanding.

  9. Sirada
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    WOW….I really like it so much but just one thing , it’s too fast . Anyway, I still love it and I hope to see it next year..Thank you to make us laugh..

  10. Rosemarie
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Excellent job! Thanks, I’m still laughing. I agree with above bloggers that it will have to be watched a couple of times to appreciate all the humorous depictions of the events of 2009! No objections here.

  11. Valerie
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Yes, the video was a bit fast, but so what! It gives me another reason to watch it. Look what you had to work with anyway? what a lousy year, 2009. Hopefully next will be better! Thanks for creating this. Great Stuff!

  12. Helene Wyskup
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    This 2009 review is super! What creativity and mounting abilities you guys have! Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing more of your great work as a team! H. Wyskup

  13. Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Great job… love the music… Ragtime lives on.

    • Cecelia
      Posted January 2, 2010 at 10:20 am | Permalink

      You guys nailed it. But then, you always do. Congratulations.

  14. Posted January 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    i like it so much.

    … be well : )

  15. Tall Bill
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Another Great one covering one of the craziest years I can remember. Gotta laugh cause the truth hurts soo much. Takes several reviews to see most, but I’m sure I’ll keep finding more details. Thanks again Guys!!!

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