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Children's Entertainment Company Announces Animation Partner And Creative Director
Michigan Children’s Entertainment Company Partners with North Carolina Animation Studio And Announces Benjamin R. Parks It’s Creative Director For An Upcoming Children's 3D Animated Television Series
“Max & Wrigley™”is based off of the award-winning children’s book and series “Read With Max™.”“Max & Wrigley™”will focus on educational with emphasis on social as well as emotional topics. The focus of the productions will be early childhood education for children age’s four to eight. All content will be family friendly and will involve national educational standards with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational lessons. "Max and Wrigley™" will also be registered as SAG/AFTRA signatory production to allow for credited talent and help further with national distribution.
Mouseman Productions, LLC team consists of talented and experienced animation professionals who have worked on many recognizable projects as well as provide recently graduated students opportunities to break into the business by providing graphic design, original concept sketches, environments, full 3D modeling and rigging, and full animation production services.
As part of the partnership agreement, Benjamin R. Parks, CEO of Mouseman Productions, LLC, has been named the Creative Director for the children’s animation series “Max & Wrigley™.”
Born a twin in Burbank, California but raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin R. Parks, began a musical career at the age of 9, by attending the American Boychoir. Parks continued studying Music Education, bassoon, piano, alto saxophone and vocal performance at Middle Tennessee State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Radio/TV - Photography and a specialization in Digital Animation with minors in Art and Music Arts. Parks also received his Master of Fine Arts in Computer Art: Animation from School of VISUAL ARTS. Upon graduation, Parks immediately landed a freelance position with Curious ?ictures doing motion capture animation for Harmonix’Rock Band 2. Parks has also done animation for clients such as author Mitch Chivus (Fartsy Claus children’s book), YooStar Entertainment and Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music. Aside from animation, Parks also has numerous website clients which have included celebrity make-up artist Rose-Marie Swift, world renowned illustrator and artist Viktor Koen, and runway model turned artist Aissata Pinto Da Costa. Parks also has taught at Art Institute of Pittsburgh: Online Division while in New York, animation and game design classes at ITT Technical Institute, and currently serving as full time faculty at Living Arts College in Raleigh, NC as part of the Animation & Game Design department. Parks has taught animation, game design, web design, drawing and film editing classes. Parks also serves as a faculty advisor to the Game Developer’s Guild, a student chapter of the International Game Developers Association, and serves on the advisory board to Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design Academy.
"I have a 10-year-old daughter, and I love to make her laugh, and I am always impressing upon her the importance of education. I hope to bring out that love, fun, and educational elements in the children’s animation of “Max and Wrigley™.”
"Max and Wrigley™" is currently in pre-production of the "Pilot" episode. Mouseman Productions, LLC has already been working on storyboarding, environments, modeling, and rigging. Anticipated completion of the "Pilot" episode will be fall of 2014.
About Mouseman Productions, LLC: www.MousemanProductions.com
Founded by Nashville, Tennessee natives Benjamin R. Parks and Lucas Leverett. Mouseman Productions, LLC, provides graphic design, original concept sketches, environments, multimedia, corporate identity materials, professional animation (2D and 3D), modeling and rigging, as well as full animation production services from commercials to film.
About Paw City, LLC: www.PawCityLLC.com
Paw City, LLC is a children's entertainment company focused on producing educational and entertaining films, 2D/3D animations, live action productions, books, video games, and music. The focus of the productions will be family friendly and will involve national educational standards with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational lessons. Educators, Focus Groups, and Educational Research Doctors will serve to validate educational components in order to meet or exceed national educational standards.
To learn more about Paw City, LLC, their current projects, or to learn more about investment opportunities with their productions, visit http://www.PawCityLLC.com