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11 November 2009, 10:26 AM
Hi everybody!

For a promotional campaign announcing some updated branding, the French digital satellite service CanalSat introduced us to a new animation spot with reindeers, who were directed by Planktoon (

The link for the movie:

"Christmas reindeers" ( (

Agency: BETC Euro RSCG, Paris
Production: Stink (
Director:PlanKtoon (
Postproduction:Nightshift (

Hope you like it! ;)


11 November 2009, 11:58 AM
I don't have a clue what they were saying, but that was fantastic!

11 November 2009, 10:06 PM
Sunlimet, can you post at Vimeo or Youtube? I cant see nothing, Facebook ask for a new verison of Flash player and theres nothing to install.

11 November 2009, 11:50 PM
Brilliant work. I absolutely love the lighting...

11 November 2009, 01:16 AM
Thats really funny! Love the characters!

11 November 2009, 02:28 AM
Wow this is amazing! :applause:

11 November 2009, 05:19 AM
Love your work guys! Some really fun great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

11 November 2009, 07:20 AM
This was truly fantastic, whatever you were saying.

11 November 2009, 08:14 AM
really very very nice work & funny i like it the detalis & textures with music is very cool

good luck 4 ever :applause:

11 November 2009, 09:02 AM
Really nice work, very fun to watch and dynamic ;)
The animation is brilliant.

11 November 2009, 03:16 PM
Thank you, this is really great to share this french animation with you !

11 November 2009, 03:19 AM
Great work!


11 November 2009, 04:02 AM
Great job, and very professional .
well done.

11 November 2009, 08:09 AM
Great work and very funny!
Best regards, Selwy

11 November 2009, 08:12 AM
Sunlimet, can you post at Vimeo or Youtube? I cant see nothing, Facebook ask for a new verison of Flash player and theres nothing to install.

Are you using Firefox? Try Explorer - I had to switch to IE before I could get it to run

11 November 2009, 08:56 AM
Well deserved front page ^^
I spent last evening to go through all your site, and read about Planktoon over the net', since I wanted to know more. I really liked your idea of "collective artist", and the result is amazing, like the others commercials with different members of the family.
In fact I didn't know that was your work, but at the risk to sound like a fan (:blush ), I take the opportunity to tell you that it was a real pleasure to watch a commercial on TV (entertaining, top quality especially...), you must be a group of passionate people.

11 November 2009, 08:58 AM
Haha a christmas commercial with the french voice of Marcus Fenix from Gears of War xD
Great animation by the way. Congratulation.

11 November 2009, 12:09 PM
Thank you for all your great comments!
PlanKtoon is a director collective. Our goal is to continue to make animation cartoon movies as long as possible. We have started 3 years ago with our short "Do penguins fly", and many movies after we are still together.
You can find all our stuff on ( or visit our facebook ! ( if you want to learn more about us ;)

11 November 2009, 03:02 PM
very funny & professional works , congrats to the talented people
best regards


11 November 2009, 03:58 PM
Hahahaha...that was superb! :thumbsup:

11 November 2009, 04:24 PM
I will post others links on youtube for people who can't access facebook link movies ;)

11 November 2009, 05:07 PM
Lovely work guys, great sense of timing with a lot happening quickly whilst still managing to give the characters enough time to pause on the beat and say.... whatever they're saying! This is particularly strong as they parachute out.

Good stuff!

11 November 2009, 05:42 PM
Both great animation work (animation and everything). The june girl is cute too :) and the skater s*cks, or he has master in catching girls haha!
Congrats guys!

About the christmas one, I still have one question: that blond reindeer (? Rangifer tarandus, le renne quoi) O_o ... Is that Guile haircut or...? XP

11 November 2009, 07:03 PM
This is our last animation , this is a commercial spot for a new tv channel for girls 'JUNE'.

here the link for the movie: (

I will post others links on youtube for people who can't access facebook link movies ;)


Please do post that in another thread..
That looks superb too.

11 November 2009, 09:42 PM
Like I said to Ludovic S. great work very nice design,animation and rendering!!

11 November 2009, 05:31 PM
Beautiful animation work, all is great :)
And I understand the whole story :p

I love your studio, yes I love it !!

11 November 2009, 06:25 PM
Hey sunlimet,

Great stuff! Congrats. Nice concepts, animation and direction. Nice render too! Just love it.

All the best!

11 November 2009, 07:21 PM
hilarious! i bet that was fun to work on!!

11 November 2009, 09:25 PM
Nice :-D Turned out good!

11 November 2009, 09:17 AM
Thank you guy!! ;)

11 November 2009, 02:15 PM
Hi guys, congrats to all the teammates who works on this commercial.It was pretty fun. FOr more info about the technical aspect of the commercial,all the cg was done in maya 2008, rendering with renderman studio 1.0 and pro server with a custom pipeline and custom shaders in slim. We used the amazing point based technic instead of raytracing for everything (Global illumination, HDRI, occlusion reflection) to render in HD on windows 32 bits. Compositing was achieved in nuke with custom tools too.

11 November 2009, 06:13 PM
beautyfull render, is so funny hear the ad in another lenguaje =).

it make it more cachy =).

great work.

11 November 2009, 01:13 PM can never go wrong with a carrot-smoking reindeer. Great work!

11 November 2009, 11:38 PM
Wow! this was really nice looking even though I couldn't understand it. The animation and Character style are really well done. Nice spot.

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