• CIRKUS and AUCKLAND COUNCIL make the most of waste

    Recently, Cirkus has been working closely with the creative team at Ogilvy & Mather New Zealand to create ‘Tin Can and Plastic’, a duo that will make Auckland think twice before mixing rubbish with recycling.

    This fully 3D animated online film showcases beautifully crafted character animation complemented with alluring texturing and lighting. In our career we’ve had the pleasure to animate walking and talking packs, but one would have to agree that on a recyclable level this spot is great fun!

    Have a watch!

    And check out the outdoor and print KVs below (click on each to enlarge) –



    Raise the curtains for –
    Animation Director: Juggler Christian Greet
    Character Design: Chan Ghee Leow, Human Cannonball Romain Borrel, Chris Lyne, Wrestler James Turnbull and Manipulator Kurt Adams
    Animation Team: Jester Joon Seok Yoon and Mime Priyan Jayamaha
    Producer: Ringmaster Marko Klijn and Contortionist Viktoria Fortune.

    Ogilvy & Mather NZ Team –
    Producer: Rob Linnow
    Creatives: Rupert Hancock, Martin Hermans, Richard Loseby
    Account Management: Nicole Lees

  • Merci Cannes!

    Following Monday’s workshop, Ringmaster Marko Klijn, Juggler Christian Greet and Human Cannonball Romain Borrel have been at the Cirkus Booth all week for your questions and remarks regarding animation, and may have even served you a hot cup of coffee while you kicked back, relaxed and flicked through our Cirkus Book.

    Thank you to everyone who came by and said hello! Now that the festival is wrapping up, the Cirkus tent is off to other cities to show off our latest tricks. We have had a great time at Cannes, though, and can’t wait to come back next year.

    In the mean time, have a watch of the video that we have conjured up of this year’s Cirkus DIY Animation workshop.

  • Next stop – Rome!

    As the Cannes Lions Festival wraps up for the year, Cirkus will pack up the tent and take the show to new audiences! On Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 June, Ringmaster Marko Klijn will be in Rome! Then he will head to Istanbul where the troupe will wow crowds on Wednesday 25 June. Then it’s en route to Paris for Tuesday 8 July!


    Please e-mail Marko at ringmaster@cirkus.co.nz or Viktoria at contortionist@cirkus.co.nz if you would like to experience the greatest Animation Show on Earth!

  • Cirkus unveils Comfort Q Virals!

    Following the Comfort Q project Cirkus created these fun 15 something seconds viral spots. As in the TVC, the virals focus on the intense testing required to get all of Molto’s benefits into one bottle.

    Creative and Art Director Kevin Geeves of Ogilvy Singapore came up with the concept of a James Bond-inspired “mad” scientist testing the brand new “Molto All-in-One” product.

    Each viral then features Comfort Scientist Extraordinaire “Q” putting himself through each of 5 testing stations that make up this all in one product, while his beautiful assistant anxiously looks on.

    If you haven’t yet, check out the original Comfort Q TVC HERE!

  • All New Ringmaster’s Cut

    We’ve had our heads down ever since November 2013, and when we finally get the chance to look up from our screens, it seems that winter has come to NZ!

    Time to reflect and put all the wonderful work into this new Ringmaster’s Cut.

    We’ll be coming to a town near you on our Cirkus Tour 2014 to show and tell! So, get ready Annecy, Cannes, Rome, Paris & Istanbul!

  • Ringmaster To Attend Annecy Festival

    With Jack of All Trades up and running Ringmaster, Marko Klijn, will attend the Annecy International Animated Film Festival to learn from, meet and catch up with colleagues from all over the world.

  • Cirkus is coming to Singapore, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City!

    The Cirkus promo tour 2014 kicks off this week and we have new eye candy, tips and our new “make it not the same” presentation to showcase how to produce quality content on budget in time! Ringmaster Marko Klijn will be pitching the Cirkus tent in Singapore this Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 June. He’ll then wow Jakarta on Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 June before moving onto Ho Chi Minh, where he will perform his tricky tricks on Friday 6 June.

    Please e-mail Marko at ringmaster@cirkus.co.nz or Viktoria at contortionist @cirkus.co.nz to see the greatest Animation Show on Earth!

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Cirkus proudly presents Jack of All Trades, a wacky 1 minute animated series centred on Jack, a regular guy with an extraordinary imagination – he’s the child in all of us. Each episode has Jack using his creativity to complete his job in a funny way.

    Click ‘Read More’ to learn all about Jack, his furry Side Kicks, the Cut Outs and the team behind this series!

    Read more…

  • An Encore for Castrol & Nestle Bear Brand

    Time and reflection has given us the opportunity to revisit some of our work and make it shine the way it was intended.

    CASTROL

    Juggler Christian Greet not only sharpened the edit of the Castrol Power One Viral, but reworked the grade to a grittier finish delivering on the integration of the CGI with the live action.
    Re-live the exhilarating bike ride of a lifetime below –

    Take a look at, and read all about, the original film here: http://cirkus.co.nz/blog/2013/11/castrols-ride-of-a-lifetime/

    NESTLE BEAR BRAND

    Christian desaturated the overall look and added the blues as he originally intended.

    Check out his grade here –

    Compare with the original here: http://cirkus.co.nz/blog/2013/06/nestle-bear-brand/

  • Cirkus Returns to Cannes Lions 2014 with the Animation DIY Workshop and Cirkus Booth! – Watch the Trailer!

    On Monday June 16th, Cirkus will demonstrate how animation is a fantastic solution for Clients who are venturing beyond the classic TVC model and searching for unique IP as a vehicle to activate their brand.

    If you’re an Account Manager, Client, Planner, Creative, or just looking for new content to create authentic brand stories, and think animation is just too complex, think again! It’s fun and can be cost effectively created in a short time frame. Our brand new Cirkus-created IP, “Jack of All Trades”, a series of 1-minute short films will take centre stage at this workshop. With the introduction of Jack we will show you how animation is created and how it can work for you and your company. Come along, be the Animation Director and learn how much money and time is required to create your own unique and exciting animated content!

    However, should your dance card be full with all on offer at Cannes, then feel free just to pop in at our Booth in the Palais and meet the Cirkus team. We’d love to meet you for a quick chat about animation or life in general whilst taking advantage of our espresso machine.

    Cirkus is looking forward to meeting you there!