Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX

For the next video of the series (above), the Oregon Film Summer Interns talk to both Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX about their recent animation and visual effects (VFX) work. With the consistent production of successful animation and VFX work in Portland, Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX are among the most active and respected animation/VFX […]

BENT Does Coke in Europe

Football (Soccer) insanity is personified in a new 3D collaboration between Santo, (Buenos Aires, London, Milan) and Bent Image Lab, (Portland Oregon). Helmed by mixed-media maestro Carlos Lascano, “Spirit of the Euro” is an outrageous romp through stylized landscapes of Eastern Europe with an eccentric cast of chameleonic characters. The Coke-drinking, silly dancing, trumpet blowing, […]

Bent Image Lab Teams Up with “Portlandia” for “Zero Rats” Sketch

“Portlandia” recently teamed up with Portland animation house Bent Image Lab to produce a stop-motion animated segment featuring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as rats attempting to break into a zero packaging grocery store. In “Zero Rats,” the animators at Bent Image Lab did a great job of translating the improvised sketch comedy into animation.  As […]

The Evolution of Trever Stewart

by Amanda Bennett If Trever Stewart runs into a room and says to you, “Quick, play dead.” You might just unthinkingly throw yourself on the ground and imagine that there are big, black Xs covering your eye sockets. He’s that persuasive. And, since moving to Portland from Los Angeles, Mr. Stewart (Associate Producer of Special […]

On the New York Times “Couch-Potato Menu” for This Weekend’s Viewing: “Jingle All the Way”

A nice review in The New York Times for the holiday special, “Jingle All The Way”.  Bent Image Lab, a Portland, Oregon company, produced this 22 minute animated short for the Hallmark Channel over a six month period.  It is set to premier this Friday 25th. Another review here from Animation Insider. Put your feet […]

Hallmark Special “Jingle All the Way” – Produced by BENT Image Lab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Pam Slay, 818-755-2480 at Hallmark [email protected] -or- Holly Petersen, 503.228.6206 at Bent Image Lab [email protected]   July 27, 2011 IN THE TRADITION OF TV’S BEST-LOVED ANIMATED CHRISTMAS CLASSICS, HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘JINGLE ALL THE WAY,’ A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL ANIMATED SPECIAL BASED ON HALLMARK’S POPULAR CHARACTER JINGLE THE […]

Hallmark special “Jingle All the Way” – Produced by Bent Image Lab

As most in the local animation industry know, Bent Image Lab has been growing at a steady rate and yesterday the Hallmark Channel announced a project that Bent has been working on this year – “Jingle All the Way”.  Go to the Oregon Animation Blog to get more details. The project is a first for […]