The ARG! studio has a contract to produce a half-hour TV special, an "all ARG!" episode of the syndicated independent film showcase Sprockets & Splices. It will be hosted by ARG! founder Artie Romero's character Artie Stick and broadcast on independent stations in 140 U.S. cities in 2018. The show will also be available worldwide on Roku TV. As of this writing, we are adding some new Artie Stick cartoons to the show, notably "Mad Scientist Plot," a six minute sci fi spoof loosely based on Romero's 1977 comic book story. Special thanks to producer Joel Stevens for this opportunity.
The studio has relocated from Colorado Springs to beautiful Stilwell, Oklahoma. All our contact information including phone, email and website are unchanged. Our new studio has updated facilities and systems to better serve our clients, reduce overhead costs and make more assignments available for our growing staff.
Congratulations to ARG! director Matt Rebel for winning a Gold Award from International Independent Film Awards for How Cartoons Are Made. Also, our studio's new animated short Lear's Nonsense starring Ron Hayden was just named an official selection by Blissfest333, and actor Morgan Freeman contributed commentary for our production of Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks to all our hard-working team members for making all this happen!
Lately our studio has been buzzing with activity, working on up to 14 films simultaneously, including TV cartoon episodes, Maya animations for software products, TV commercials for New York ad agencies, 4K Web videos for businesses and engaging whiteboard animations. We stay busy with pre-production work and animation for movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos, Web, software and more, serving over 700 clients worldwide.
For the past two years, ARG! has produced all the storyboards, backgrounds and animation for Adventures of Turtle Taido, a cartoon series produced with the support of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and currently airing on Nigerian Television Authority and several other large African TV networks. Nigeria is the seventh most populous country in the world, and NTA is the biggest TV network in Africa. The series won Best Animation at Abuja International Film Festival, and ARG! just finished work on season 2, in distribution to 53 African countries.
Cannes Film Festival's Animation Day, May 18, 2016 included a screening of Adventures of Turtle Taido. Congratulations to series creator Muyiwa Kayode and all the talented artists, actors, musicians and technicians responsible for this breakthrough cartoon series. And thank you, ARG! crew members for all of your hard work and creativity.
Realm 8: The best of Everyman Comics was released by Bob Conway's Phantasy Press in March, 2016. It's a standard-size comic book, 36 pages on book paper with gorgeous Rick Berry covers. Artists and writers include ARG! founder Artie Romero (inside cover, 5 page comic), Darrel Anderson, Bob Conway, Hunt Emerson (9 pages), George Erling, William Kirk Kennedy and Al Sirois. Get your copy now from the ARG! shop.
The ARG! studio created cool animation sequences for the Spongebob Squarepants Tickler app for MTV Networks' Nickelodeon, and you can grab it now from the iPhone app store or from Google Play. It was fun to create original animations of Spongebob, who has 54 million fans on Facebook.
We created a GIF collection that includes tens of thousands of ARG! images and animations, so get your copy now. Selecting prime clips from our archive of original GIF cartoons, graphics and animations, Ricky and Tim Romero helped compile the ARG! Kartoon Kollection which includes 57,000 GIFs. Pick one CD or grab all 8 in a handsome vinyl portfolio for only a fraction of a cent per cartoon. These great cartoons and graphics come with a commercial license for your website, videos and emails, and downloads are on sale.
ARG! productions are full 4K resolution, and more animators and artists are joining ARG! If you are an animation student or graduate and want to get some studio experience and screen credits, why not apply for an internship? A virtual intership means you won't have to relocate. We've helped more than 160 talented artists get their start.
ARG! clients include HP, Kaiser Permanente, Duracell, Transamerica, PBS, American Heart Association, Safeco Insurance and Red Bull. See our screen credits and awards.
Here are some recent ARG! website additions and changes: