Peanuts Before Kick Off: Passion Pictures for MetLife

Schroeder’s gentle rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from director Dan Sumich and the Passion Pictures crew, which ran just before the kick off on Sunday, provided a welcome quiet moment amongst the spectacle and manufactured sentiment of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Agency creative director Ari Merkin: “Dan and the animation team at Passion Pictures were honored to work with the iconic Peanuts characters and knew the importance of staying true to their heritage – maintaining their recognizable hand drawn aesthetic, subtleties of movement, and personality. The brilliant team at Absolute Post London handled the compositing and color grade, beautifully integrating the 2D animation into the live action environments”.

Creative: Ari Merkin
Executive Producer: Clair Grupp
CWs: Ari Merkin & Tim Brunelle
AD: Ari Merkin
End Card Designer: Katie Steward

Production Co: Passion Pictures
Director: Dan Sumich
Producer: Katie Mackin
Executive Producer London: Anna Lord
Executive Producer New York: Belinda Blacklock
Live Action Producer: Jane Tredgett
Art Director: Stephane Coedel
Storyboard Artist: Brendan Houghton
Animation Supervisor: Jerry Forder
Animators: Daryl Graham, Uli Meyer, Peter Dodd, Jerry forder
Animation Assistants: Alan Henry, Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits, Slaven Reese, Rachel Glodowski
Animation Co-ordinator: Derek Walsh
Animation Checker: Tony Clarke
Editors: Tom Vogt, Tim King, Nick Hristou

Post Production: Absolute London
Post Producers: Belinda Grew & Leigh Warner
Flame: Simon Holden & Owen Saward
Colorist: Matt Turner
VFX Supervisor/Additional Stills Photographer: Sean Broughton

Live Action Production Co: Rabbit Content New York
DOP: Joby Barnhart
Rabbit Live Action Producer: Lauren Bayer

Music: Elias
Music Creative Director: Greg Griffith
Music Executive Producer: Kate Dohaney
Music Producer: Matt Phenix
Musical Arranger: Neal Kirkwood

Sound Design: Jay Nierenberg
Post Production: Conor Murphy of Verbatim Studios

Live Action Editor: Jai Shukla/Beast

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