For the F5 conference we wanted to give them something unexpected. How about a variety show hosted by puppets? Introducing Noodles and Basil, your homemade hosts for the evening.

We broke the intro up into four sections with distinct looks: a puppet show with a D.I.Y. children show’s feel, animation inspired by classic Sesame Streets, a mixed media section with faces that skewed more Electric Co., and finally a music/instrumental section with an experimental theater vibe.

Hey, Rube!

We called on the talents and creativity of the entire office for this labor of love. From the home-stitched, in-house designed puppets to cel animation lovingly, hand-painted frame-by-frame — this became a studio passion project.

Almost a decade later, we still return to this work for inspiration — it’s forever a BUCK fav.