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Category: Monster Mash

  • The Best Way to Earn a Free Membership!

    We were astounded to see the Monster Mash show up on news channels all over the country last week, but the best part is that we totally have our awesome community of JibJab fans to thank. JibJabbers took to tweeting and facebooking personalized Monster Mashes at and on the pages of local news teams and […]

  • JibJab or Treat

    We got into the Halloween spirit at the office today, with costumes, candy and a bit of fun creative time drawing on gourds.  You can see our collection below, and a few more of the pumpkins at Trish’s blog. On a side note, we wanted to thank everyone who made the Monster Mash such a […]

  • Making Good Use of the Mash [UPDATE]

    We always get a kick out of how fans keep finding new ways to use JibJab Starring Yous. With Monster Mash this month, we’ve seen folks apply the technology into some new situations that were so awesome we had to share. The Arizona Orthadontic Studio outside of Pheonix is running an all-orthadontist Monster Mash in […]

  • The Monster Mash Animatic

    Take a look at the animatic from our Monster Mash video and you’ll see the skeleton behind the creation of a Starring You.  Location concepts and character angles are decided right away and usually make it to the final cut, the dancing however is quite often left to interpretation.  While the story remains the same, […]

  • Our Backgrounds Should be Your Backgrounds!

    We’re so proud of the backgrounds our design team cooked up for the Monster Mash that we’re offering some of our favorites up at high resolution for you to use as your desktop wallpaper!  Click the images below to nab a bigger version of them and right click to set as your desktop background.   […]

  • A Count you can Count on

    As Monster Mash soars over 7 million views, we continue to look behind the scenes.  Its probably just as fun for us to act in Starring You videos as it is for our fans to cast their faces on the site.  We’re lucky enough to have a staff full of goofballs who added quite a […]

  • Rule of Thumbs

    When launching a ton of new content all over the site like we did with Halloween, the responsibilities involved are massive.  Every piece we launch goes through testing, tweaks, renders and troubleshooting with a whole team of people. That aside, one of the biggest tasks can be getting graphics and thumbnails together so we can […]

  • Where Have We Seen That Brain Before?

    More Monster Mash fun-factoids!  Shooting dozens of videos a year on our little green screen, we often use our small stash of props in as many ways as we can.  JibJabbers with keen eyes will notice toy guns, beat up suits and other hand props making a few repeat appearances.  When it came time to […]

  • Many Many Mashes!

    The response to our celebrity cast Monster Mash contest was overwhelming!  Thanks to all who entered.  In the end, we decided to award the top 10 mashes with free memberships! Here are 3 of our favorites (the rest can be viewed below). The Monster View by Kate Bettis Cereal Killer Mash by Randy Ford Classic […]

  • Free Membership Mash!

    JibJab is holding a contest! We want to see your best celebrity casting of the new Monster Mash video! Post your best 5 some of celebs to our facebook, @ our twitter or in this blog’s comments. This Monday the 12th we will announce our favorite cast and award a free year long membership! Folks […]

  • The Bride Was a … Guy!?

    More fun Monster Mash trivia!  We needed someone with extra lanky arms for our monstrous bride and our casting landed right on Jeff, who did a wonderful bride boogie for us.  For covering up his manliness, long sleeves and gloves did a wonder!  When we can, we like to use gloves and loosefitting clothes as […]

  • Wearing Werefeet

    When making characters for our Starring You dances, everything but the head is costume designed and made up. Sometimes in our little 425×319 pixel movies, you lose great details that take a lot of time to put together. That brings us to the werewolf from the Monster Mash, who we gave some really cool, but […]

  • Do the Monster Mash!

    It’s officially witching season and we’re pumped to finally release our frighteningly good Starring You Monster Mash! We’ve pushed our technology further than ever with this one, implementing aforementioned tinting technology and making hair pieces even more ridiculous than the huge Soul Train afros we introduced last month. Since our launch this morning Monster Mash […]

  • We’ve Created a Monster!

    Here is a sneak peek at two of the five characters for our big Halloween video debuting next week!  We’re taking Starring You to new levels of diabolical personalization, allowing you to affix your head in our symbol technology.  What does that mean?  Facial hair, giant goggles and monstrous features are going to blend right […]