Transistor Studios: Two for Cranium

Transistor Studios’ two spots for Cranium star cute characters inspired by elements of the Cranium board game design.

Watch “Launch” | Watch “Treats”

The writing’s a little uneven—the snappy “Treats” keeps you grinning, while “Launch” felt a bit laggy—but Transistor packed the bowling-pin mascots with plenty of personality. I also dig the usage of live action backdrops and human hands. Gives it a bit of a Terry Gilliam/Monty Python feel.

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Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.



Wonderfull animations. I’d like to see that guy ride his bike on full speed. Man must he paddle!


the characters look like Gary Baseman creations…

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