New name, same awesomeness

The title says it all!

Punanimation, the inspiring and forward-thinking directory started in 2015 by Bee Grandinetti, Hedvig Ahlberg and Linn Fritz, is now Panimation.

From the creators:

Promoting gender diversity in the animation and motion industry has always been our main goal. And a value that has always been in our core is dialogue: being open to listen, discuss, review, change and reinvent ourselves whenever needed.

Punanimation has been fun, sassy and it served us very well in our early days when our efforts were more focused on cis-gender women. But as we grew as humans, we also became more and more certain we wanted to welcome trans and non-binary people in our gang just as much.

We’re excited to wrap this first happy chapter and celebrate our new name with everyone! :)

Be sure to check out the site here. 

Credits

Direction, Design and Additional Animation: Bee Grandinetti
Character Animation: Mélanie Gohin
Sound Effects: Ana Roman
Song: Julia Holter – ‘Les Jeux To You’ license courtesy of Domino Recording and Publishing Companies ltd

About the author

Joe Donaldson

/ www.joedonaldson.tv
Joe Donaldson is the editor of Motionographer. In addition to leading the content side of the site, he is also a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design working in the Motion Design department. Before joining Ringling, he worked as a director, designer, and animator in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, and has had the honor of directing work for clients such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, The New York Times and Unicef. In 2018 he started Holdframe.

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