WHO WE ARE
The company's talents are also contracted for creative consultation and speaking presentations. Although known primarily for their cutting-edge commercial animation for clients such as Adidas, VW, Slim Jim, FootJoy, Hotwire, 7UP, etc... the studio has also been integrally involved with some of the most important ground-breaking animation series work in recent history. JJSP was the studio entrusted by MTV to animate the first season of MTV's " Beavis & Butt-Head "; they were responsible for the animation used for the relaunch of " Schoolhouse Rock " for ABC; and were co-creators, with Robert Smigel, of the " Saturday TV Funhouse " cartoons for NBC's Saturday Night Live.
The studio was the exclusive animation house for the first three seasons of the SNL "Funhouse" films, designing characters and animating such memorable series as "The X-Presidents", "Fun With Real Audio", "Animated Outtakes" and "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" (originally designed by J. J. Sedelmaier himself, and created by JJSP and Robert Smigel for the short-lived "Dana Carvey Show"). JJSP developed the pilot episode of "Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law", with Cartoon Network, that helped initiate the Network's Adult Swim block of cartoons. They also collaborated with Cartoon Network writer Stuart Hill to develop and animate, for Cartoon Network, a series of interstitial shorts based on an ever-present "Captain Linger " super-hero character. JJSP even worked with CN's architect Betty Cohen to help produce the in-house film that originally presented the concept of a "Cartoon Network" to the Turner Network !
JJSP created all designs and animation for the first season of The Colbert Report's "Tek Jansen" cartoon series. NBC/USA Network's hit series "Psych", contracted JJSP to develop, design and produce 2 seasons of their interstitial cartoon episodes, "The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus." As the studio's director and creative force, J. J. Sedelmaier oversees everything that is produced by JJSP. He is known in the industry as an all-around expert on the history of film and cartoons, animation, graphic design and illustration. His forte is translating print/illustration into film, and over the years has collaborated with many of the country's foremost illustrators and artists, including David Levine, Al Hirschfeld, Garry Trudeau, Alex Ross, Don Martin, Neal Adams, Douglas Fraser, Gary Baseman, and many others. Equally important has been the ongoing efforts of an incredibly diligent and talented group of J. J. Sedelmaier Productions artists, animators and designers.
The unique abilities of the production crew has contributed, over the years, to the studio's extraordinarily diverse and entertaining collection of work.
Simply put, every project that enters J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.
is personally handled by J.J. himself.
This means we're interested in the quality, not quantity of work the studio produces. This also explains how JJSP can create work in such a variety of styles and techniques yet retain a consistent level of sensibility. Although J.J. is a designer in his own right and has been the artist behind projects like The Ambiguously Gay Duo and The Chicago Tribune campaign, he thrives on collaborating with other artists and designers to escort their style through the translation process into animation. He is regularly involved with organizations like The Society Of Illustrators and American Illustration, putting him in touch with an endless resource of extremely talented artists, illustrators, cartoonists and designers. Whether it's a film production or a print project, J.J. understands how to create and develop all the elements necessary for a successful result. From the graphic style through sound design, he's integrally involved throughout the process.