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NEW LOOK! by Esteban Valdez

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Today, we’re really happy to publicly announce our new website! We’ve been developing this site for some time now and you’ll notice two areas of note: “PRODUCTION SERVICES” and the “ANIMATION STUDIO.”

PRODUCTION SERVICES

Is a page which outlines the animation production services offered by Echo Bridge.

ANIMATION STUDIO

We’re excited to share with you some of our own works which we’ve already produced, some which are in pre production, and some which are currently in development.

Another area of note is our “BLOG” page.

If you recall, we had a blog page at the very beginning of the company. It was hosted on Tumblr (of all places) and we reached an audience of up to 60,000 people at the time. Then we had the blog hosted on this site, then we switched over to Medium, and now we’ve decided to ultimately host the blog INDEFINITELY on our own website. It’s not exclusive, we’ll be posting to social media channels 24 to 48 hours AFTER it’s been posted here, so if you’re looking to stay up to-date, this will be the OFFICIAL blog site for all things Echo Bridge.

Please click around and enjoy the site!

More Sweet Coverage with "Sugar and Toys" by Esteban Valdez

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Creators and Producers, Carl Jones and Brian Ash getting more press coverage on Sugar and Toys, as well as shedding a limelight on Echo Bridge and St Pete!

“Florida studio Echo Bridge produced the animation on each of the first season’s 10 episodes. Led by animator Esteban Valdez (Axe CopChozen), the production team gets the traditional 2D animation look through Flash and Toon Boom Harmony, with a bit of 3D thrown in as well.”

Read the full article here!

Sugar and Toys! by Esteban Valdez

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We’ve been quite for a good half of the year and for good reason! At the end of 2018, Echo Bridge was contracted to produce animation for the brand new series from Black Dynamite producers, Carl Jones and Brian Ash, SUGAR and Toys!

From the Animation Magazine Interview:

“Whatever happened to the poorly animated Saturday morning TV shows of the ‘80s and ‘90s?  An irreverent new series called Sugar & Toys puts a mad spin on those toons, offering timely culture parodies, commercial spoofs and PSAs, and even satirical live-action bits. The 10 x 30-minute series, which is created by Carl Jones and Brian Ash of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks fame will debut this month on Fuse TV. Bookended by segments featuring rapper/actor Kyle (The After Party), Sugar & Toys promises to bring a lot of timely absurdist humor to the toon table.

Carl Jones, who is also exec producer on the new Adult Swim show Lazor Wulf, says the origins of the show go back years ago, when he and a network executive where talking about Saturday morning cartoons. “We were wondering what happened to those old cartoons which disappeared because people became more aware of the problem of childhood obesity,” he says. “The only reason these cartoons existed was because these big companies wanted to sell their sugar-coated cereals and candies and toys to children on TV. Even the toys they sold were toxic. So Brian and I started kicking around this idea of doing a parody cartoon block which had the aesthetics of the cartoons from the ’80s and ’90s, but with an adult audience in mind.”

Carl and Brian were interviewed by Animation Magazine, and dropped some love on the good folks at Echo Bridge:

“The show’s animation is being handled by a St. Petersburg, Florida-based studio Echo Bridge, led by Esteban Valdez. “They’re the best kept-secret in the world of animation,” says Jones. “They do Flash, Toon Boom Harmony, even some CG, and fit the needs of our show perfectly. The overall style of the show is old-school Hanna-Barbera Saturday Morning show, and Echo Bridge does a great job with it.”

Read the full Animation Magazine interview here!