New name, same awesomeness

The title says it all!

Punanimation, the inspiring and forward-thinking directory started in 2015 by Bee Grandinetti, Hedvig Ahlberg and Linn Fritz, is now Panimation.

From the creators:

Promoting gender diversity in the animation and motion industry has always been our main goal. And a value that has always been in our core is dialogue: being open to listen, discuss, review, change and reinvent ourselves whenever needed.

Punanimation has been fun, sassy and it served us very well in our early days when our efforts were more focused on cis-gender women. But as we grew as humans, we also became more and more certain we wanted to welcome trans and non-binary people in our gang just as much.

We’re excited to wrap this first happy chapter and celebrate our new name with everyone! :)

Be sure to check out the site here. 


Direction, Design and Additional Animation: Bee Grandinetti
Character Animation: Mélanie Gohin
Sound Effects: Ana Roman
Song: Julia Holter – ‘Les Jeux To You’ license courtesy of Domino Recording and Publishing Companies ltd

About the author

Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.