6th December 2022
Kong Studio Animate Abeo for Pentagram and The Gates Foundation
We collaborated with the design titans at Pentagram to produce an animated short for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The animated short follows the life opportunities of a young girl called Abeo, where it all hinges on her ability to read and write.
American illustrator Alleanna Harris designed the characters and then it was up to us to bring them to life. We placed this project in the capable hands of hand-drawn animation expert, Elroy Simmons, and experienced 2D animator Harriet Gillian. Elroy and Harriet lead the animation team to create a beautiful and enlightening video that we are all extremely proud of.
A Kong Studio Production
Animation Director, Elliott Baker
Lead Animators, Elroy Simmons, Harriet Gillian
Additional Animation and Clean-Up, Mia Tommasoli, Amy Wilkinson,
Sebastiano Fossali, Wiktoria Lewandowska and Tomas Eisenberg
Producer, Emma Burch