Category Archives: Cartoons and Animation

Animation for 88-CRIME in Tucson, AZ

At Slater’s Garage, we work with clients across the country — literally, from Maine to San Diego. But it’s always nice to do some work for the home team, as well. Here’s a recent project we completed for 88-Crime, Inc., which is a Tucson-based crime tip hotline sponsored by the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

I started working with 88-Crime a little over a year ago, when their Board of Directors hired me to produce a couple TV commercials to air in the Tucson market. After learning about the work they do, I joined the Board myself, and have since been working on the Publicity Committee to help them tell their story in Tucson and the rest of Pima County.

Our goal with the above cartoon was to produce a piece that appeals to kids, but also something that would be memorable to audiences of all ages. Also, we wanted to get away from the typical “scary” approach that similar organizations sometimes take to their marketing, and we thought an animated spot would be a bit more unexpected and thus, more memorable. And the response has been great.

We’re always interested in meeting with other Tucson businesses, too, especially those who might be looking to revamp, tweak, or ramp up their advertising efforts. Reach out anytime. Coffee’s on me.

At Slater’s Garage Ads & Audio, we help small businesses put a unique voice to their marketing through a combination of audio, video and social media. To find out how we can help you bring your marketing to life, contact us today.

 

 

Whiteboard Video for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Since around 2008, Slater’s Garage has enjoyed an incredible partnership with the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and their Political Action Committee. Recently they contacted us to produce a print/video package that would help IAR members explain property taxes simply to current and future Illinois property owners. Our idea (which was a new one for us)… Continue Reading

Animation Showcase: Green Acres Kennel Shop

This week, we finished up a project for Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, Maine. Green Acres recently revamped their website, and are promoting it with a new website “Treasure Hunt.” Once again, we called on animated spokes-pets Rex, Sparky, and Fiona to get the word out: The above piece will be used on the… Continue Reading

ACE Cash Express Animation Purchase

Pleased to announce that our submission, “Get Back in the Game” was purchased by ACE Cash Express in their recent Poptent assignment. The creative brief for this short-term loan company called for a :30 commercial with a baseball theme to air on TV during Texas Rangers games in the Irving/Arlington/Dallas market. Our solution was to… Continue Reading

6 Cartoon Songs Whose Names You Probably Didn’t Know

Not unlike Jerry Seinfeld, most of my exposure to anything resembling culture has been from cartoons. Here are some classical pieces that, for most of us, are probably more well-known from their use in animated shorts over the years. 1) Powerhouse by Raymond Scott — Carl Stalling, the musical director of all those Warner Brothers… Continue Reading