Moondog Animation Studio

Kennedy Space Center concept art.

Moondog Animation Studio Grows Into Its Wildest Dreams

 

As Moondog Animation’s founders approach their five-year anniversary since moving their fledgling cutting-edge animation studio from France to the South Carolina Lowcountry, it seems their wildest dreams just seem to be getting wilder. The studio’s principals, Bryan Ransom, Jean-Marc Khayat and Ben Davis, take their phenomenal growth and amazing opportunities in stride as they work together to maintain their momentum in the innovative world of animation.

Kennedy Space Center concept art.

Initially founded to produce full-length animated feature films, the Moondog team’s endless supply of energy and drive has pushed the company into fast-forward as it works to create films with substantial and life-changing content that are highly entertaining. But that’s only the beginning of their amazing story. The company is also leaving its creative mark through a number of high-profile commercial projects that literally touch millions of people every year.

As Moondog Animation’s founders approach their five-year anniversary since moving their fledgling cutting-edge animation studio from France to the South Carolina Lowcountry, it seems their wildest dreams just seem to be getting wilder. The studio’s principals, Bryan Ransom, Jean-Marc Khayat and Ben Davis, take their phenomenal growth and amazing opportunities in stride as they work together to maintain their momentum in the innovative world of animation.

Initially founded to produce full-length animated feature films, the Moondog team’s endless supply of energy and drive has pushed the company into fast-forward as it works to create films with substantial and life-changing content that are highly entertaining. But that’s only the beginning of their amazing story. The company is also leaving its creative mark through a number of high-profile commercial projects that literally touch millions of people every year.

With a number of successful projects already in its back pocket including a 30-second animated television spot for Roper St. Francis Healthcare, two short films for the South Carolina Aquarium, and the creation of two 3D characters and three virtual reality pieces for Patriots Point, Moondog was asked to join the creative team charged with up-fitting all the content at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex located in Titusville, Fla…A soon-to-be-project will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11.

More recently, Moondog embarked on a long-term project with the St. Louis Aquarium in their on-going major renovation of Union Station, formerly known as the St. Louis Railway Station. This undertaking includes producing all digital content including theming, hardware and promotional media projects. Moondog also signed on to create two animated television series, even as they continue work on a $25 million feature film.

After many months of conducting a rotation program to help educate interns, the company recently established Moondog Academy, a training and teaching facility for those interested in a career in the field of animation.

Last year, Moondog Animation Studio relocated its operations to Mt. Pleasant, SC to accommodate its phenomenal growth from three employees to 22…and counting. 

Seacoast Church Imagine project.

Sprint “A Day in the Connected Life” project.

St. Louis Aquarium Union Station.

St. Louis Aquarium Union Station.

Vinamilk commercial.

Roboats.

St. Louis Aquarium concept art.

Beaufort County Rerun project.

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