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From ads to entertainment: inside the new Oktobor

  • Entertainment
  • April 29, 2013
  • Sim Ahmed
From ads to entertainment: inside the new Oktobor

Behind Nickelodeon cartoons such as The Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness is a team of animators who just happen to be based out of New Zealand. We look inside Oktobor Animation (formerly Omnilab-owned visual effects house Oktobor) and talk to head of production Rob DiFiglia and managing director Bruce Everett about New Zealand's blossoming digital creative scene.

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Ins and outs, chops and changes...

  • Advertising
  • May 18, 2011
  • StopPress Team
Ins and outs, chops and changes...

...as Fiona Woolley swaps postage for precision German engineering, Insight Creative hires a new strat man, Matt Shirtcliffe reprises a South African role, 3rdeye gets Pearced, Nicky Dunn swaps TV for shoes and Oktobor finds a new friend in Radiate Sound. 

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Digital Craft: Special Group & Oktobor

  • Advertising
  • April 1, 2011
  • StopPress Team
Digital Craft: Special Group & Oktobor

Special Group and Salt Interactive's 'Orcon Business Banner' was a hit with the StopPress punters when it launched and it also tickled the fancy of the judges of the Digital Craft section. Oktobor, which recently announced it would be moving out of the advertising sandpit to concentrate on its new cash cow animation, also picked up gold in Digital Craft for Shihad's 'Sleepeater', which was a fitting way for a production house that has performed very well at Axis over the years to say farewell.

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Oktobor cuts advertising apron strings, shifts focus to animation

  • Advertising
  • March 21, 2011
  • Ben Fahy
Oktobor cuts advertising apron strings, shifts focus to animation

Oktobor's managing director Bruce Everett told Stuff in September last year that the company's commitment to advertising was still deep, despite the fact it was steadily being transformed into "visual effects, animation and digital creative convergence studio". Well, the connection to advertising wasn't that deep, obviously, because Everett has announced that Oktobor won't be offering TVC and VFX services to the advertising and commercials market on a day-to-day basis anymore and will instead shift resources across to the relatively recently christened but obviously very successful animation arm, Oktobor Animation.

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Relocation, relocation, relocation

  • Advertising
  • July 26, 2010
  • StopPress Team
Relocation, relocation, relocation

Another week in marcomms land, another round of new hires, smooth industry moves and media swapsies.

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Computer says yes to big joint venture, new Oktobor studio to become very animated

  • Digital
  • July 14, 2010
  • Ben Fahy
Computer says yes to big joint venture, new Oktobor studio to become very animated

Wellywood has its WETA, and Auckland may soon have something to match, after the launch of what is slated as New Zealand's biggest purpose built computer generated (CG) animation studio, Oktobor Animation.

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Oktobor and Rowe toast to good health

  • Advertising
  • July 8, 2010
  • StopPress Team
Oktobor and Rowe toast to good health

A television campaign that was created for the University of Florida Health System, UF & Shands, by Auckland visualdigianimation studio Oktobor and directed by Tracey Rowe from Robber's Dog has taken out a Best of Show nod at the 2010 Aster Awards, an annual US contest that recognises excellence in healthcare marketing and advertising.

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Thesaurus consulted: hodgepodge, gallimaufry and mishmash chosen

  • Advertising
  • May 20, 2010
  • StopPress Team
Thesaurus consulted: hodgepodge, gallimaufry and mishmash chosen

It's news Stinky Jim, but maybe not quite as you know it.

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Words and images used to explain things

  • Advertising
  • March 17, 2010
  • StopPress Team
Words and images used to explain things

Unless you're scared of large, uninterrupted blocks of text, why would you read a story about one boring thing, when you could read a story that deals with a whole range of exciting things? That's right, you wouldn't. Or would you?

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NZ Lotteries pulls out the Trump card

  • Advertising
  • March 15, 2010
  • Ben Fahy
NZ Lotteries pulls out the Trump card

The Don (not the delicious Japanese meal, but the funny-haired American business tycoon), is currently gracing a range of New Zealand media channels to promote the New Zealand Lotteries Commission's latest Big Wednesday prize. And everyone wants to know how much he got paid.

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Oktobor puts out the additions edition

  • News
  • January 22, 2010
  • Ben Fahy
Oktobor puts out the additions edition

Visual effects and animation studio Oktobor has appointed Bruce Everett as its new general manager. And his first task? Announcing a few more appointments, of course. 

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