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 you can see in the picture below, the artists at Bent also created some beautifully intricate set pieces.

You can view the final clip above, see the great behind-the-scenes video of the animation process below, or read the full press release about the segment.  We are thrilled to see these types of collaborations, and all of this work being done right here in Oregon.

Behind the Scenes of “Zero Rats”

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