Charlex

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Charlex
Private
Industry Commercials, films, animation, branding
Founded 1979
Founder Alex Weil, Charlie Levi
Headquarters New York City, New York, U.S.
Key people
Alex Weil (CEO),
Charlie Levi (President)
Number of employees
28
Website www.charlex.com

Charlex (also known as CHRLX since 1998) is an American animation studio set in New York City that has created and produced commercials and animation for decades.

History[edit]

Charlie Levi and Alex Weil set up Charlex in 1979 to support their rock band and to work on commercials. When the band folded, Levi and Weil began working there full-time. In 1984, they directed a music video for The Cars, "You Might Think", for which they were awarded the "Video of the Year" MTV Video Music Award.

Charlex became more successful as the end of the 1980s came near; by 1990, their portfolio included the opening titles for Saturday Night Live and National Geographic Explorer, branding for Nickelodeon, HA!, Lifetime, and Myers Rum, and tons of commercials and music videos.

Filmography[edit]

Short films[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • The Cars' "You Might Think" (1984)
  • The Cars' "Heartbreak City" (transitional links; 1984)
  • Yes' "9012Live" (1985)

Opening titles[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Branding[edit]

External links[edit]

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