Monkeystack has decades of experience in creating, developing and producing 2D and 3D animated content and VFX for entertainment. We provide animation production services for pilot, series and feature length for release across broadcast, theatrical, streaming and social platforms.

To complement our skills in digital content production, we operate an inhouse commercial grade render farm providing quick turnaround output.

We are often approached with questions or requests for development services by animation creators/producers. In response to the volume of requests for guidance, we now offer a consultancy service in the areas of creative development, animation production and international co-productions. If you need to talk through next steps or need help with your project development, please fill in the form below.

G&S Fest!

State Opera South Australia
2D Animation, Motion Graphics

Monkeystack partnered with State Opera South Australia for G&S FEST, a 10-day celebration of the founding fathers of British comedy opera, Gilbert & Sullivan, producing an animated TVC that encapsulated the flamboyant fun that G&S are so well known for.

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Thin Ice VR

3D Animation, Experience Design, Interactive, XR

A Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition production, Thin Ice VR is a 22-minute historical re-creation documentary VR experience presented by Tim Jarvis AM.

In 1914, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton led one of history’s greatest stories of leadership and survival; the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Over 100 years later we follow in the footsteps of Shackleton with Tim Jarvis AM, experiencing the adventure first-hand to see the effect climate change has had on the Antarctic region through immersive VR.

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Hike: Short Film

3D Animation, 3D Modelling

A Monkeystack Production, Hike is an animated short film focusing on the relationship between a mother and child, gently exploring the emotional turmoil of grief, memory and growth in the wake of a tragedy. It follows a young teenager honouring the memory of their mother while connecting with nature, ultimately discovering catharsis and resolution.

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Curious Creatures and Feeding Frenzy at Light Creatures

Illuminate Adelaide at Adelaide Zoo
Experience Design, Game Design, Interactive

Monkeystack produced two interactive projection-based installations for Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo as a part of Illuminate Adelaide, inviting South Australia to experience nature in a new light. Curious Creatures and Feeding Frenzy were two of the six installations at home in Adelaide Zoo as part of a wider collaboration with giant glowing lanterns and winter warmer food and drink stalls, giving South Australians something to get out of the house and excited about over the winter.

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Embrace Kids

Body Image Movement
2D Animation, Motion Graphics

Recent studies suggest that body image is the no.1 issue effecting children, with more than 70% admitting to not liking their body and wanting to change it. Monkeystack prodiced 2D animations for Embrace Kids, the social impact documentary by Taryn Brumfitt of Body Image Movement and SLA Films, exploring the world of body image through the eyes of children.

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Tales in Light

Adelaide Film Festival
2D Animation, Experience Design, Motion Graphics

Monkeystack partnered with the Adelaide Film Festival to produce and present Tales in Light, a new project that turns Adelaide’s physical spaces into a canvas for immersive visual storytelling.

The inaugural Tales in Light story ‘NUN HIT WONDER’, the story of Adelaide’s very own Sister Janet Mead’s extraordinary rise from a Mercy Sister to Grammy nominee, launched at the 2022 Adelaide Film Festival Opening Night Gala and ran each evening throughout the duration of the festival.

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YOLO Crystal Fantasy & Silver Destiny

Adult Swim and Princess Bento Studio
2D Animation, Animated Series

Monkeystack produced the 2D animation for Michael Cusack’s adult animated series YOLO Crystal Fantasy (2020) and YOLO Silver Destiny (2022), commissioned by the WarnerMedia-owned network Adult Swim and produced by Princess Bento Studio.

YOLO Crystal Fantasy was the first time that Adult Swim has commissioned a series outside of the US and, as they put it, “one of the weirdest things we will ever air”.

Content Warning – The series is rated MA 15+.

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Dictionary of Lost Words

State Theatre Company South Australia
2D Animation, Motion Graphics

The State Theatre Company South Australia asked Monkeystack to animate the beautiful cover artwork of The Dictionary of Lost Words for their World Premiere stage production presented with Sydney Theatre Company.

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Like a Pro TVC

Crowies Paints
2D Animation, Motion Graphics

Monkeystack produced 2D animation for TVCs for Crowies Paints – Paint Like a Pro campaign with Brighter.

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Dots & Diamond: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Mummies

3D Animation, Animated Series, App Development, Game Design

Dots & Diamond: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Mummies is a narrative-driven adventure game available on mobile platforms via the Apple iOS and Google PLAY stores. Monkeystack developed and produced the game as our own IP within our Exo Pexo brand of ‘edutainment’ games for young people.

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Koala Man

ABC and Princess Pictures
2D Animation, 3D Animation, Animated Series

Monkeystack was commissioned to produce the animated pilot for Koala Man, a collaboration between Princess Pictures and Michael Cusack, with support from Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.

The show is classified MA…so is our case study!

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War on the Sea

in Partnership with Killerfish Games
3D Animation, 3D Modelling, Game Design

Monkeystack partnered with Killerfish Games another excellent South Australian indie developer to produce War on the Sea. The game puts you in command of warship task forces, supply convoys and submarines as well as tactical use of aircraft to secure the South Pacific during World War II and is inspired by the classic computer games “Great Naval Battles” and “Task Force 1942”

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Yabarra: Dreaming in Light

2D Animation, Experience Design, Interactive

The signature installation of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Yabarra – Dreaming in Lightran at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute from 12 Feb to 15 March. For the 31 days of the Fringe, from 10am until 10pm, over 40,000 people experienced the creation story of Tjilbruke, as interpreted by Karl Winda Telfer and the Williams clan in one of the most complex indoor projected experiences created in Australia.

First Nations viewers are advised that this may contain images and voices of people who have passed away.

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Exo Pexo Games

2D Animation, App Development, Game Design, Interactive

Exo Pexo make digital toys for young people that help them learn and explore the world around them through play. We believe that the best learning journeys are the ones that are fun, shared and promote positive educational outcomes.

It’s our goal to encourage kids to love to learn, for life.

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The Aussie Games Showcase

Global Business & Talent Attraction Taskforce, Australian Government
Game Design, Motion Graphics

Monkeystack was commissioned by the Global Business & Talent Attraction Taskforce, the Australian Government initiative partnering the Department of Home Affairs with Australian Trade and Investment, to produce a showcase of the digital games industry in Australia.

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The Moment

2D Animation

Combining thousands of still images set within digitally created environments, The Moment tells the story of an old man torn from his slumber by a horrible and unshakable vision.

The Moment is an adaptation of a short story originally written by award-winning comedian Shaun Micallef and co-produced by Monkeystack and Smoking Gun Productions.

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I Am Mother

2D Animation, Interactive

Monkeystack produced the on set practical screen content for I Am Mother, a Netflix sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl, who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother, a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind, Directed by Grant Sputore and starring Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, Rose Byne and Luke Hawker.

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Zuzu and the Supernuffs

KidsCo and Matchbox Pictures
2D Animation, Animated Series

“A warm and furry series about being a ‘Nuff’ in a world where enough is never enough.” Zuzu & the SuperNuffs is a 8 x 5 minute 2D animated children’s comedy series for ages 4-8 animated by Monkeystack.

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Double Happy Vs. The Infinite Sadness

2D Animation, 3D Animation, Animated Series, Game Design

Double Happy Vs. the Infinite Sadness is an energetic story driven experience interactively covering PC, iOS and Android, as well as animated short films and a web/social media presence.

The property stars a pair of neo pop edgy cute rabbits called Pink and Blue, as they set out on a quest to vanquish an all consuming entropic force called the Infinite Sadness from their homeland.

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The Constant

2D Animation, 3D Animation, App Development, Interactive, XR

The Constant app is an iOS application that uses augmented reality to deliver The Constant, 52 musical compositions from several genres, in a unified manner.

Monkeystack was commissioned to produce an interactive method of presenting the compositions to a new audience in a festival environment.

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Unfold Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall
2D Animation, 3D Animation

As a core component in the launch of Adelaide’s Rundle Mall rebrand developed by Cummins and Partners Advertising, Monkeystack created the Unfold 30 second TVC taking viewers on a tour of some of the mall’s iconic spaces and events.


Kokoda VR

3D Animation, Game Design, XR

In a project produced and designed by ABC – Behind the News, Torrens Valley University and Novus Res, the Monkeystack animation team contributed to a world-first VR project that brings the Kokoda story to life like never before.

The experience sends students back to 1942 with a first-hand experience of the famous Kokoda Track campaign where they can pick up weapons, run through the battle fields and witness the victories and failures first hand.

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Midnight Revolution

3D Animation, Game Design

Midnight Revolution was created as a passion project in our studio. We wanted to make use of the knowledge in photo realistic 3D assets and game design to create an experience that you might see in a gaming cut scene.

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The Vault Game

University of Adelaide and the Queen Mary University of London
3D Animation, 3D Modelling, Game Design

A game designed around a darkly humorous sci-fi story, The Vault was developed through a partnership with the University of Adelaide’s ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Queen Mary University of London and Monkeystack.

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Kawasaki VR

3D Animation, Game Design, XR

We produced a VR visualisation of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R and the fictional apartment of a young engineer as an internal project to push the graphic rendering and interactive capabilities of VR headsets.

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Police Credit Union’s POCU

Police Credit Union
2D Animation, 3D Animation, 3D Modelling

In a bid to move away from the perception that they only work with police officers, Police Credit Union engaged Monkeystack to develop a new mascot for their brand. In the years since, POCU has surprised his TVC, web and in-branch audience with his unique universe and all that live in it – all the while telling the story of PCU and their excellent financial and insurance services and products.

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Bridget Goddess Animated Series

3D Animation, 3D Modelling, Animated Series

Produced for Nickelodeon, the Bridget Goddess 3D animated series is about a teenage dung beetle, Bridget, who believes she’s a descendent of Egyptian royalty.

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Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors?

2D Animation, Animated Series

Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? is a fun and immersive living history series that pits the skills of today’s kids against the exploits of children from Australia’s past, to find out how they measure up!

Monkeystack was commissioned with Flying Kite Pictures and Sticky Pictures to produce the animations for the entire 10 part series.

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