Asterisk Animation

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Asterisk Animation was a design and animation production company in New York. It closed in 2011 and became Ace & Son and Asteroid Media, Inc.


Asterisk has worked on feature films including "The Stepford Wives" and Merchant/Ivory's "White Countess". Brian and Richard have also created animation for numerous TV series including "Saturday Night Live", "Caroline in the City", Nickelodeon's "KaBlam!", and for Cartoon Network, PBS and Disney. They had also created and produced "Ghost Foot", an anime comedy for Comedy Central.

They've also produced hundreds of commercials for clients ranging from AT&T, Hitachi, MTV and Zoloft and promos and ID's for broadcasters that run the gamut from ABC, Noggin, Tele-TV, Flix and TF1.

Other notable projects include several films with rock band They Might Be Giants. Four of these pieces were created for the Disney DVD Here Come the ABCs, and two were made for Here Come the 123s. Two more were made in 2005 for Venue Songs. Experimental film artist Martha Colburn worked with Asterisk on Celebrate Brooklyn and underground comix artist Kim Deitch allowed the use of Waldo the Cat for Dallas.

In 2006 Asterisk developed and produced a pilot for Comedy Central.

Asterisk produced the graphics and animation for WNET/Thirteen science mini-series Curious. Further collaborations with WNET/Thirteen include graphics for American Masters Marvin Gaye: What's Going On?, Make 'Em Laugh and the pilot of the news series Need To Know.

During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, the studio produced The Naked Campaign for The New Yorker in conjunction with Gail Levin and Steve Brodner.

In 2010 Asterisk completed 25 minutes of animation for David Grubin's 2010 film The Buddha which aired 7 April 2010 on PBS.

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