The Bear & The Hare – Making of

This is a beautiful piece (and a huge technical achievement) from directors Elliot Dear, Yves Geleyn with Hornet inc. for the John Lewis Christmas campaign. From the press release: ‘The innovative combination of animated techniques involved in creating it are unprecedented. The marriage of traditional hand-drawn 2D animation with stop-frame model animation creates a tangible world full of texture and detail that conveys the honesty behind the John Lewis Christmas message.’ Watch the process video above to get a sense of the amount of work that went into this, check out the finished piece below.


Continue below for the full credit list.

Executive Producers
Bart Yates
Michael Feder
Bart Yates
James Stevenson Bretton
Josephine Gallagher
Line Producer
Kev Harwood
Production Manager
Benjamin Lole
2D Animation
Premise Entertainment LLC
2D Animation Supervisors
Aaron Blaise
Dominic Carola
2D Line Producer
Iris Pearson
2D Animators
Erin Humiston
Darko Cesar
Head of Clean-up 2D Animation
Janelle Bell-Martin
2D Clean-up Artists
Mi Yul Lee
Teresa Quezada-Geer
Jacque Pierro
Chad Thompson
Jason Peltz
2D Compositor/Scene Setup
Mac Masters
2D Artistic Coordinator
Pam Darley
2D Digital Artist
Anthony West
Enoc Castaneda
2D Lead Colourist/Coordinator
James Lancett
2D Colourists
Sean Weston
Joseph Sparkes
Frankie Swan
Harriet Gillian
Assistant 2D Colourist
Lila Peuscet
2D Illustrator Technician
Albert Sala
The Graphical Tree
Laser Cutting
Ewen Dickie
Robert Frank Hunter
Storyboard Artists
Sav Akyuz
Steve Tappin
James Lancett
Robert Frank Hunter
3D Technical Director
Patrick Hearn
3D Previsualisation Artist
Simone Ghilardotti
Lucas Cuenca
Johannes Sambs
Lead Stop-Frame Animator
Andy Biddle
Stop-Frame Animators
Daniel Ojari
Daniel Gill
Production Designer/
Supervising Modeller
John Lee
Art Department Modellers
Colin Armitage
Sonya Yu
Maggie Haden
Collette Pidgeon
Yossel Simpson Little
Richard Blakey
Gary Welch
Christy Matta
Lucy Begent
Scenic Painters
Fiona Stewart
Beth Quinton
Rigging Department
Richard Blakey
Art Department Assistants
Morgan Faverty
Anna Ginsburg
Jennifer Newman
MOCO/Camera Assistant
Max Halstead
Director of Photography
Toby Howell
Aldo Camilleri
Robert Gould
Post Production
Blinkink Studios
Post Production/Compositing
Alasdair Brotherston
Ian Sargent
Carlos Diego
Jonathan Gallagher
Elliot Dear
Sam Sneade at Speade
Ellie Johnson at Speade
Sound Design
Sam Robson at Factory Studios
Jean-Clement Soret at MPC
‘Making of ’ Film
Jake Hopwell & Josh Hine
Studio Manager
Elizabeth Day
Studio Assistant
Toby Goodyear

Laura Barbi
Advertising Agency
Adam & Eve DDB
Executive Creative Director
Ben Priest
Creative Directors
Aidan McClure
Laurent Simon
Agency Producer
Anthony Falco
Assistant Producer
Catherine Cullen