Christopher Oakley has spent over 20 years animating and directing animation for both film and television.
Film and Television Reel
1.Magic Lamp (Walt Disney Feature Animation): Animated Genie from "Aladdin" in 3D for an attraction at Tokyo Disneyland under the direction of Genie's creator and animator Eric Goldberg. 2. Dinosaur (Walt Disney Feature Animation): Animated the character Yar as well as the rest of the lemurs. These clips include outtakes, which show how the animation looked to animators, before they were taken to the skin and fur department. 3. Stuart Little 2 (Sony Pictures and Rhythm & Hues): Animated Snowbell the cat for shots that were too dangerous for a real cat. 4. Scooby Doo (Warner Bros. and Rhythm & Hues): Animated Scooby. 5. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (DreamWorks): Animated the cavalry men and horses, plus other horses, on the computer. The animation was then "tune shaded" to appear as if it was traditionally animated like the rest of the film. 6. ECKO Baker's Secret -- Gingerbread Cookies (Oakley Productions): Directed and animated the entire commercial for my own production company. 7. Penny Cartoon -- Mom on the Phone (CBS-Television) Directed and animated the Penny Cartoons for two seasons of CBS' popular "Pee-wee's Playhouse." 8. Hershey's Kisses with Almonds (Colossal Pictures): Animated the commercial. 9. Wachovia Bank -- Home Equity (Colossal Pictures): Animated the commercial. 10. Bud Bowl II-- First Quarter (Broadcast Arts) Animated the popular Super Bowl campaign for both Bud Bowl I and II. The campaign was inspired by a series of commercials Christopher animated for Anheuser-Busch the previous year.
Television and Internet
1. Disney Vacation Club -- 25th Anniversary (Disney Vacation Club): Animated Mickey Mouse in silhouette for a series of ads for Disney Vacation Club. 2015
1. Madonna "Sticky and Sweet" World Tour -- Into the Groove (Veneno Inc): Christopher was asked to bring Keith Haring's iconic characters to life through animation for Madonna's "Into the Groove" number. Receiving little direction, Christopher was simply asked to come up with "some cool s***." While a couple of the animated pieces are by Haring himself, most of the vector-based animation was created on a Mac Mini and a Wacom Tablet using Flash. 2008