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New eCard – Yoga Birthday

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to yoga? In our newest Starring You eCard, Yoga Birthday, we highlight some of the lesser known yoga poses. Feathered peacock: This stress-reducing pose, or stress-inducing depending on your flexibility, is designed to strengthen your shoulders and improve your balance. Practice this pose enough, and you’ll be […]

International Friendship Day!

International Friendship Day is traditionally celebrated on July 30th in some places, and the first Sunday of August in others. As for us, we celebrate friendship every day! There have been many famous friends that have hit the big and small screens, and we know they would celebrate this special day the same way: sending […]

8 Ways to Treat Yourself on Your Birthday

To celebrate JibJab’s latest birthday eCard, Treat Yourself, we present some inspiration for how you can pamper yourself on your special day. 1) Sleep in just a little bit later than usual. 2) Pet the animal of your choice. 3) Order your favorite meal from your favorite place. Then, order it again. 4) Artist of […]

New eCard – Swinging Bulldogs

We’ve all been there. That moment when your friend is staring at you with arms crossed, foot tapping, and with one judgmental face. Yep, you forgot their birthday. Your only hope for redemption is to distract them. But how? Take the traditional route — put a bulldog in a swing! Who could resist those floppy […]

The first annual JibJab summer mix CD exchange!

About a month ago, we kicked off summer by calling on the JibJab staff to create CDs with their favorite tunes to share in the first annual JibJab mix CD exchange! Not only were there some awesome mixes made, but our artists went above and beyond, creating epic album art. From folk to rock and […]

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 […]

Cast Yourself in The Loan Ranger!

Throughout the season, we’ve been releasing our own versions of the summer’s blockbuster movie posters. Naturally, we couldn’t resist getting a little punny. After all, who wouldn’t want to see The Great Catsby? The addition of a single cat makes the movie 100% more watchable. Of course, who could forget about the man with a […]

New eCard – Cocktail Time

What do you get when you mix fun, good times and laughs? A birthday with a kick! Our newest eCard, Cocktail Time, features one bar tender who knows how to mix up a good time.  We spoke with Rob Bryson to find out a little more about the man behind the bar, er, eCard. Have […]

New eCard – Sign Spinner Birthday

Have you ever seen a person flipping and spinning signs advertising things like ‘We Buy Gold’ or ‘$5 Pizza’ on busy street corners? In our new birthday eCard, Sign Spinner Birthday, the spin artist let’s everyone know it’s their birthday! We got to talk with SurfMonkey a bit about filming this new Starring You eCard. 1) Where did […]

Behind the Scenes: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Did you send Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree this past holiday season?  We saw a couple of famous names (Coldplay, Jillian Michaels) share their versions on Twitter! To take a closer look into the production of this popular video we chatted with Anthony our technical director to see what lengths he went to combining live […]

5 Versions!?!

We set out to make make FIVE SEPARATE versions of every holiday piece we produced this year, which was a massive challenge.  Why so many versions of each video?  For casting we wanted to let people choose between a video featuring anywhere between 1-5 folks, meaning different layouts, grouping and shots for every incarnation.  While […]

JibJab and Facebook Permissions

For those of you connecting your JibJab account to Facebook in order to access photos and post to walls, Facebook is now taking steps to make privacy setting simpler to control.  Read more their article about what is changing on the Facebook Developers Blog.  We’re excited to be part of a fun, but safe network […]

Thats a Wrap Chart!

We have a big ol’ whiteboard up in our studio that lets everyone know what date we need to aim for when wrapping animation on projects. Usually, taking a photo of this board would be giving away many months worth of stuff, but since we’re launching all of our new Valentine’s Day videos this Tuesday, […]

Meet Me In “This Land”

Our central meeting room is nick named “This Land”, for reasons we shouldn’t have to explain if you’re reading this blog.  It must see at least four or five meetings a day, be it tech brain storming, laying out the calendar for the months ahead or going over scripts with tweaks.  Mostly though, it sees […]

“Be Thankful” Animatics

Digging around our library to find turkey sketches yesterday, we also stumbled across these early animatics for “Be Thankful”. Watch these and get a great idea of the evolution our animations go through. And of course, compare these to the final product here…