This psychedelic trip tells the story of Dr. Gonzo (from Fear and Loathing) in a Herculean struggle to purchase Kakfa's Metamorphosis without paying tribute to our gluttonous, corporate overlords.

His acid-induced quest is rewarded when he discovers Good Books, an online bookseller that gives all profits to Oxfam.

Our goal was to create an homage—something that maybe even he’d be proud of. Or at the very least, a piece he wouldn’t have sued us over.

The BUCK team dug deep on this one, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this pioneering piece of transitional animation that included cel animation, compositing, 2-D, 3-D, stop-motion, and cel animation (we said that twice because we did a shit ton of cel animation on this one.)

“Some may never live but the crazy never die”.
~ Hunter S. Thompson

Awards ↓

A big BUCK thank you to String Theory for bringing us this stream-of-consciousness script, Antfood for their inspired audio, and all the BUCK artists who worked tirelessly over five months to make it happen.

Credits

BUCK

Creative Director

Ryan Honey

Executive Producer

Maurie Enochson

Associate Creative Director

Joshua Harvey

Producer

Alyssa Evans

Emily Rickard

Nick Terzich

Production Coordinator

Ben Tucker

CG Supervisor

Doug Wilkinson

Art Director

Joe Mullen

Animation Director

Steve Day

Design

George Fuentes

Jenny Ko

Joe Mullen

Jon Gorman

Joshua Harvey

Trevor Conrad

3D Artists

Albert Omoss

Ana Luisa Santos

Christine Li

Jens Lindgren

Joao Rema

Joshua Harvey

Kai Wang

Kelsey Charlton

Timm Wagener

2D Animation

George Fuentes

Harry Teitelman

Jahmad Rollins

Jamal Otolorin

Joe Mullen

Joshua Harvey

Kendra Ryan

Matt Everton

Matthew Wade

Regis Camargo

Taik Lee

Trevor Conrad

Tristan Balos

William Trebutien

Compositing

Adam Smith

Alex Perry

Elizabeth Steinberg

Helen Hsu

Jenny Ko

Joe Mullen

Joshua Harvey

Matt Lavoy

Moses Journey

Nick Forshee

Sound

Music & Sound Design

Antfood

Voiceover Artist

Thor Erickson

Voiceover Recording

Post Audio Labs