Bing Holidays Animated by Rudolph
Bing is preparing for the holidays with a new twist on characters from the Rankin-Bass 1964 stop motion animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Bing Holidays, a series of short clips, is appearing online and in select holiday TV programs such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, and South Park Christmas, and in movie trailers for winter movies, Arthur Christmas, The Muppets, and Happy Feet Two.
Bumble-Less features Bumble, the abominable snow monster, who has lost his scary roar. Bumble uses Bing Videos to get his monster mojo back. Click on the image below to play the Bumble Less video.
Bing Hot Yoga
Hot Yoga features Yukon Cornelius, who has becomes exhausted from pulling Hermey and Rudolph on his sled. Using Bing Local Hermey finds just what Yukon needs, the closest hot yoga studio. Life as a swarthy prospector can be demanding. Assuming the cobra pose, less so. Click on the image below to play the Hot Yoga video.
Bing Search Party
Bing Search Party stars Hermey, Yukon and Bumble as they use Bing Travel to find a fabulous island resort. The search highlights Hermey’s friends who have liked specific resorts. Friends mean a lot. Especially when one’s friends are talking toys. Click on the image below to play the video.
“You Won’t Believe This” brings in Santa and Mrs. Claus who get a little crazy in the workshop with bubble wrap. They search on Bing Video for bubble wrap how-to’s, and hilarious antics ensue. Pop! Bing! and LOL! Click on the image below to play the video.
Bing Holidays Credits
The Bing Originals Holidays series was directed by Ken Lidster, and produced by Kara Place at Bent Image Lab, Portland with art director/fabricator Greg Arden, editor Ben Blankenship, executive producers Ray Di Carlo and Tsui Ling Toomer, production coordinator Keith Rice, art director Octavia Hunter, director of photography Dan Ackerman, animators Jerold Howard and Joe Mello, art coordinator Evan Stewart, puppet lead Matt McKenna, puppet fabrication team Kimi Kaplowitz, Marty Easterday, Brandy Cochrane and Hazel Malone, Jr puppet fabrication team Samala Coffey and Maeve Callahan, puppet costumer lead Kate Fender, puppet costumer Sarah Frechette, armaturist Garry McRobert, storyboard artist Sam Niemann, 2D team Abbey Paccia, Stephen Bodin, Traci Cook, modeller Brian Peitrowski, model makers Perci Harding and Mich Conklin, sculptor Tony Candelaria, set fabrication team Keenan Keeley and Loren Candela, set dresser John Kirkley, set fabrication PA Jeremiah Brooks, scenic lead Christina Owen, art PAs Rebecca Steele, Mattie Bowden, Derek Bourcier, Renee Staeck, Jesse McManis, Katlin Kennedy, Stephanie Loftis, PA Lane Clark, data wrangler Jenny Souza, editor Brent Heise, compositor/colourist Orland Nutt.