Near North Side, Illinois

Calabash Animation Inc

​Animation With Character

Calabash Animation Inc

657 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 243-3433
Calabash Animation Inc, Animation, Services, Chicago, Illinois

Since 1985, Calabash Animation has been making innovative, story-based animations for clients in the commercial and entertainment industries. With a personalized approach that honors tried-and-true animation techniques alongside the latest in 3D animation technologies, this dynamic studio will meet your needs with their broad array of artistic and narrative skills.

Every project at Calabash Animation receives unique attention from their team of experienced animators. This cadre of outstanding artists is dedicated to a collaborative step-by-step project method that ensures your happiness with the final animation. By working with a variety of animating styles, including hand-drawn “cel” cartoons, Flash animation, and computer generated motion graphics, their highly-skilled cartoon makers will create state-of-the-art animations of superb quality.

Through their animated commercials, Calabash Animation has literally shaped the faces of familiar product characters, including Mr. Clean®, the Keebler® Elves, Trix® the Rabbit, and many more. In addition to creative projects in both independent and wide-release animated films, their original animated short “Stubble Trouble” gained critical recognition with an Oscar Nomination in 2002.

Their artful, passionate animators, diverse creative portfolio, collaborative approach and narrative style distinguishes Calabash Animation as a top-notch animation studio. Visit them online to view their award-winning portfolio and call (312) 243-3433 or email to get a quote for next animation project. 

Announcements & Events from Calabash Animation Inc
Chicago Animation Studio Explains How Visual Effects (VFX) Illustrate the Impossible, Chicago, Illinois
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Creative Animation Studio Calabash Teams With Leo Burnett On Wild New Nintendo 3DS Ad For Videogame Yo-Kai Watch, Chicago, Illinois
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Calabash Animation Teams With Nickelodeon For K.C. Penguin Project , Chicago, Illinois
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Calabash Animation Studio Explains How They Use Both 2D And 3D Techniques, Chicago, Illinois
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Calabash Animation Studio Gets Creative With Sand-mation, Chicago, Illinois
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