Here’s Devin, our stop-motion wizard, breathing life into a pissed off, talking gallbladder. Youd be pissed too if you were a gallbladder.
Fly Lucky Air
Mayo En Febrero
We’re sure that you’re just getting over Valentine’s Day, but over here at JibJab we’re already thinking about the 5th of May! That’s why we had traditional Mexican folk dancers come down to our studio this week, borrowed from Los Angeles’ historic La Fonda restaurant on Wilshire. Home to delicious Mexican cuisine and live mariachi performances, we couldn’t help but ask if the talented dancers at La Fonda might help us put an authentic twist on our upcoming Cinco De Mayo dance! Take a gander at the beautiful costumes and immense skill they brought to the table when the dancers stopped by yesterday…
Back on Tracks
We get a lot of use out of our in-house sound booth, both for recording sample tracks and capturing our final audio. Devin here has been working on a birthday piece for the last few weeks and finally got to lay down his master tracks today.
Sharing Tips and Tricks
Just recently we’ve been holding in-office seminars to pass around our individual knowledge and techniques relating to the animation process. We kept one wall completely free of pirate stuff just for projection purposes. From After Effects to Flash, Photoshop to Maya, animation takes a ton of technical skill!
Sink Your Teeth into This Teaser
Our Ugly Mugs
You must possess two things to be a proper JibJab employee. A penchant for comedy and a healthy love for beer. Most of us just embody the latter, as evidenced by the JibJab kitchen area…
Everyone working here has their own personalized mug, emblazoned with our faces. Now, with every beer, we have our own personal Starring You! experience. Helps us to waste less paper and plastic cups, while keeping our spit to ourselves.
We Wish you Could Too.
Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre: Selected Cuts by Wilhelm Staehle
Come see the work of one of JibJab’s most insanely talented artists! Wilhelm Staehle is putting up an exhibit at the Hibbleton Gallery all through February, featuring his twisted, hand cut silhouette pieces.
A brief description of his works on display:
Staehle is influenced by the look and feel of Victorian design, and explores the marriage of Victorian elegance with macabre humor. He is inspired by old fairytales and poems whose meanings and origins are far less innocent than they appear at first glance. He is also attracted to silhouettes, which are common in Victorian art. However, traditionally, silhouettes are black, to imply shadows. Staehle often reverses these silhouettes, making them light instead of dark, thus making them “blank slates” where one can imprint their own meanings onto the forms. In this way, the mere shape of a person gesturing does not always reveal the truth of what is happening.
The Hibbleton Gallery is located at
112 West Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Thursday – Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Exhibit ends March 1st.
Let JibJab be Your Valentine!
We’ve just launched a PLETHORA of ridiculously awesome content onto the site and we can’t help but share!
If you’re looking for an amazing personalized experience to send to a loved one this Valentine’s Day, look no further than our Starring You pieces!
From our new Silent Film Starring You!, to our hilariously raunchy Chippendales Dances, right on through our awkward stripteases, you’ll find something perfect for your Valentine in no time!
Then peruse the rest of our library, where we have sweet and saucy Valentines, Valentines for Him and for Her, and even Anti-Valentines that say “F&%K VALENTINE’S DAY!”
Any way you see the holiday, let us help you express it!
Send eCards on a Specific Date!
We have a neat little development to announce over at JibJab central… now JibJab eCards are equipt with the ability to will send at whatever date and time you would like them to be delivered! You can go ahead and make birthday cards for all of your friends in advance, set them to send on their birthdays, and let us do the rest!
Our “Belated Birthday” and “I’m Sorry” cards are going to take a hit, you may never miss a special occasion again!
Give it a whirl!
Hey, you got JibJab in my Twitter!
@attention everybody, JibJabbin and Tweeting are together at last! JibJab has gone all-a-twitter with a new Twitter account!
If you please, follow us there for alerts about hilarious new JibJab content as well as easy access to new blog entries. We promise to keep it short and sweet, but mostly because of the character limit.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Life for Us!
We’re excited to be sharing the every day antics of the JibJab production studios with the world, and as you see pictures from our work place, you may notice a plethora of jolly rogers and eyepatches around the office. There is good reason for that, because the JibJab production team works in a pirate ship!
The Gang’s All Here
Personalized Obama images? Yes, please!
Last week, the JibJab staff went a little nuts, playing with the do-it-yourself Obamicon creator over at Paste Magazine. Inspired by the famous ‘Hope’ posters from the Obama campaign, you can get presidential with your own personalized portrait. Needless to say, we had a little fun. Here are a few favorites from around the office. Thanks Paste!