Stride, Inc.

Strider the Fox

Are you ready to learn? Strider sure is! Strider is Stride K12’s energetic and approachable fox who encourages kids to reach their full academic potential. When the Stride K12 company approached us with their unique method of learning and a desire to connect with their students, we were excited to take on the challenge.

Visual Development

We knew the best approach for the project would be to have Strider in-scene with the target audience. K12 provided some great footage that highlighted students, teachers, and parents learning together – and Strider fit right in! We started with the edit, keeping eyes out for the scenes that would lend themselves to camera tracking for compositing in later. We then created a modified animatic with the 2D storyboarded Strider character placed in-scene.



Origami Dollar

Our Partners in 3D

All the while, our friends at Origami Dollar were at work modeling, rigging, and lighting our foxy friend – and they became our partners in shaping Strider’s personality in animation. Together we produced a character that students of all ages would love. Strider captures an eagerness to learn that is present in all K12 students – and we were thrilled to bring them to life!


Creative Development: Duke & Duck

Creative Director: Alex Herder

Producers: Gina Falcone, Aliyah Oestreicher

Art Director: Katie Trayte

Animation Director: Conner Troxclair

Animators: Origami Dollar, Dave Ellington

Sound Design: Chris Mastellone

Stride Lead: Ji Ho


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