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11-06-2009, 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! ;)


11-06-2009, 11:58 AM
I don't have a clue what they were saying, but that was fantastic!

11-09-2009, 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.

11-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Brilliant work. I absolutely love the lighting...

11-10-2009, 01:16 AM
Thats really funny! Love the characters!

11-10-2009, 02:28 AM
Wow this is amazing! :applause:

11-10-2009, 05:19 AM
Love your work guys! Some really fun great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

11-10-2009, 07:20 AM
This was truly fantastic, whatever you were saying.

11-10-2009, 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:

11-10-2009, 09:02 AM
Really nice work, very fun to watch and dynamic ;)
The animation is brilliant.

11-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Thank you, this is really great to share this french animation with you !

11-13-2009, 03:19 AM
Great work!


11-13-2009, 04:02 AM
Great job, and very professional .
well done.

11-13-2009, 08:09 AM
Great work and very funny!
Best regards, Selwy

11-13-2009, 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

11-13-2009, 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.

11-13-2009, 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.

11-13-2009, 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 ;)

11-13-2009, 03:02 PM
very funny & professional works , congrats to the talented people
best regards


11-13-2009, 03:58 PM
Hahahaha...that was superb! :thumbsup:

11-13-2009, 04:24 PM
I will post others links on youtube for people who can't access facebook link movies ;)

11-13-2009, 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!

11-13-2009, 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

11-13-2009, 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.

11-13-2009, 09:42 PM
Like I said to Ludovic S. great work very nice design,animation and rendering!!

11-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Beautiful animation work, all is great :)
And I understand the whole story :p

I love your studio, yes I love it !!

11-14-2009, 06:25 PM
Hey sunlimet,

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

All the best!

11-14-2009, 07:21 PM
hilarious! i bet that was fun to work on!!

11-14-2009, 09:25 PM
Nice :-D Turned out good!

11-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Thank you guy!! ;)

11-16-2009, 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.

11-16-2009, 06:13 PM
beautyfull render, is so funny hear the ad in another lenguaje =).

it make it more cachy =).

great work.

11-17-2009, 01:13 PM can never go wrong with a carrot-smoking reindeer. Great work!

11-18-2009, 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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