In a welcome break from the overly earnest tone of most wellness messages, Portland animation studio Super Dope (whose character talents are on full display here and here) takes a lighter approach to self-improvement in these six clips.
Christine Kim: “Navigating healthy habits can be quite a challenge. It’s much easier with a support group though, and that’s exactly why we created Self-Care Tips with Pinkie & Handtonio. This dynamic duo is here to aggressively remind us of the consequences unhealthy habits can have on our well-being.
“Through six different tips, Pinkie, the embodiment of our not-so-stellar habits, playfully showcases some unfortunately relatable behaviors. Enter Handtonio, who steps in to make it crystal clear just how self-destructive they can be.
“In the midst of this journey, Pinkie and Handtonio are there to encourage us to slow down, embrace positive changes, and shower ourselves with some much-needed love. With these two as our guides, we hope to conquer those unhealthy habits and embrace a brighter, more fulfilling life.”
Production: Super Dope
Director: Super Dope
Designer: Christine Kim, Damien Bastelica
2D Animator: Damien Bastelica
Storyboard artist: Damien Bastelica, Christine Kim
Modeler: Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Eric Cunha
Look Dev: Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Eric Cunha, Victor Hugo
Rigger: Rijah Kazuo, Michael Sime, Eric Cunha
Animator: Doug Litos, Eric Cunha, Michael Sime
FX: Eric Cunha
Lighter/Compositor: Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Eric Cunha, Christine Kim
VO Pinkie: Elizabeth Ku-Herrero
VO Handtonio: Damien Bastelica