Director Benjy Brooke designed and animation-directed this sequence for the WB feature film Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Director Peter Rida Michail approached Benjy to design and animate a 2-minute scene, starring Batman's famous sidekick Robin as a wannabe "not sidekick." Composer Jared Faber’s brilliant song "My Superhero Movie" was the basis for the hilarious, high-octane thrill ride, filled to the brim with rapid-fire jokes and intense action sequences, where Robin finally realizes his deepest dream... to be the star!
Director Benjy Brooke
Client Warner Bros
Production Co Hornet
Executive Producer Hana Shimizu
Head of Production Sang-Jin Bae
Producer Dez Stavracos
Editor Anita Chao
Music Jacob Jeffries
Composer Jared Faber
Designer Benjy Brooke
Lead Animator Benjy Brooke
Animators Tyler Dibiasio, Krystal Downs, Tucker Klein, Alex Krokus
Additional Animation: Michael Fegreus, Mike Luzzi, Sara Litzenberger, Harry Teitelman
Cleanup Animators Benjy Brooke, Tyler Dibiasio, Sami Healy, Tucker Klein, Michael Fegreus, Hazel Zheng, Adam Henderson
Compositors: Benjy Brooke, Bea Walling
Benjy started animating at the age of 11 with a Lego stop motion kit. Fast forward nearly 20 years, and he has established himself as one of the leading voices in traditional indie animation. Bold design, fluid motion, and unique characters are the hallmarks of Benjy's work—and all of these elements are on display in his 2016 short Power Hungry, which garnered a Vimeo Staff Pick and has screened to international acclaim.
Fusing his study of animation history at the University of Pennsylvania with a life-long love of Saturday morning cartoons, indie comics, and the Tumblr ecosystem, Benjy has worked to create an aesthetic that's wildly new, yet deeply rooted in the foundations of classic animation.
The same dynamic, craft-driven approach to motion and design can be found across all of Benjy's work, from his live concert visuals for Major Lazer to his idents for the Powerpuff Girls, along with acclaimed work for Converse, Disney, and Adult Swim. Most recently, Benjy wrapped up all of his skills to bear his new spot for Cartoon Network's 25th Anniversary celebration.