Odin “Nixie and Nimbo” Series Trailer by Yves Geleyn

Designed to teach kids about anxiety in a relatable and entertaining way, “Nixie and Nimbo” is a streaming series co-created by Hornet director Yves Geleyn and the studio’s head of creative development Kristin Labriola.

Yves Geleyn: “For me, the best part of this project was balancing the right medical and educational message and still telling a good story. It’s driven by the topic of helping kids with anxiety but you can enjoy the show without knowing that layer.”

“Executed in warm 2D animation and spread out over five episodes which aired on the Child Mind Institute website, the series explores themes and tools for children to control their anxiety, rather than letting anxiety control them.

“One of the foundational thoughts behind ‘cinematic medicine’ is that you can treat kids more effectively if you take it out of the medical context and make it entertaining.

“We responded by making Nixie an anxious human character — human, so kids can connect with her. Nimbo, meanwhile, conveyed as a cloud, is a good representation of anxiety — something that is always shifting and molding, and can float and be anywhere.

“The adventures this unlikely pair embark on see them explore various scenarios where they must cope with and conquer their anxieties.”
 
Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Nixie & Nimbo series trailer Yves Geleyn | STASH MAGAZINE

Client: Odin
Client Team: Dean Travers, Scott Xiao, Behnam Sattar, Chaki Ng, Endri Angjeli, Felice Ling, Hank Wu, Ketan Mehta, Leslie Forde, Pauline Nuth, Stephanie Gomez, Tristan Dwyer, Zachary Barryte

Production: Hornet
Director: Yves Geleyn
Executive Producer: Alex Unick
Head of Production: Sang-Jin Bae
Head of Creative Development: Kristin Labriola
Senior Producer: Dez Stavracos
Additional Producing: Nettie Chen
Editor: Sam Stulin, Dylan Leslie
Additional Editing: Anita Chao
Edit Assistant: Hyeseung Kim
Production Coordinator: Nico Benenati
Story: Yves Geleyn, Kristin Labriola
Copywriters: Vanessa Carney, David Evans
Storyboard Artist: Stephanie Dere, Gabriel Lin, Sami Healy
Character Designer: Marie Thorhauge
Environment Designer: Alejandro Diaz
Environment Design Assist: Sebastian Lozano, Diego Diaz, Alison Abitbol, Emma Jansson, Nico Benenati
Style Frames: John Matiuzzi
Animation Director: Michael Luzzi
Animation TD: Mark Pecoraro
Animators: Michael Luzzi, Sami Healy, Stephen Moverly, Casey McDonald, Andres Padilla, Kathleen Gleeson, Hyo Bin Kang, Tom Smo, Meredith Nolan, Hazel Zheng, Courtney Vonada, Seongjin Yoon
Clean Up Animators: Josh Brennan, Emma Jansson
Compositor: Peter Fink, Ted Wiggin, Allison Kocar
Additional Compositing: Keith Yan

Audio: Ant Food
Executive Creative Director: Wilson Brown
Executive Producer: Sue Lee
Producer: Jennifer Fife
Composer/Sound Designer: Spencer Casey
Theme Song Vocalist: Dez Duron
Vocal Talent: Nimbo Tim Abou-Nasr
Vocal Talent: Nixie Charlotte Macleod
Additional voices: Yves Geleyn, Spencer Casey, Bennett Eiferman, Dominique Vergnes

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