The latest news from your buddies at Buddy System Studios!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

"Bing"-in in the Holidays!

When the head honchos at Microsoft "Binged" the word festive on the interwebs, we're pretty sure they got this as a result.  Naturally, they decided to award us with a with a trio of commercials because we got the Holiday Spirit like that.  Check out what we and our friends at eightvfx cooked up!

More to come.  Stay tuned!

This setup fooled many Buddies when it was here
 Don't mess with snow people. They WILL eat your face
 You know you want one

Friday, December 2, 2011

Big Bing

8vfx loved our puppets so much, they wanted life-sized versions to cuddle with.  Challenge accepted!

Santa E representin'

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kitchen Nightmare Premiers Tonight!!

What do you get when you cross a culinary whiz with a stop motion extravaganza?

Cartoon Network & Buddy System's  Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas collaboration, of course! 
You also could've answered Buddy Ethan Marak, since he co-directed this spooktacular piece... but Chef Ramsay would get jealous.

Click HERE to see a preview!

Even in such lovely hands, Chef is NEVER pleased
Top Secret Red Carbonite
Someone is a big fan of head cheese.
 Mayor: Just ignore the BIG @$$ camera in the room, Jack.

Friday, August 19, 2011

1 million Stoopid

Congrats to the Stoopid Monkey Team and all of their fans for helping the channel reach 1,000,000 total views!  Click here to be 1,000,001!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spy vs. Spy

Watching Harv and Towner play checkers in the Winnebago is like watching the Black Spy and White Spy go at it... all mayhem and mischief.

Luckily, the folks at MAD were around that day and were inspired enough to let Buddy take a crack at the iconic characters.  Here's a sneak peek!

Monday, July 25, 2011

TPS Reports... Dino style.

The only thing that can make another Collegehumor & Buddy Systems collaboration more kick-ass is if you added dinosaurs to it.  Ah, yeaaaaaaaah... looks like we got the memo, Bill Lumbergh.  Click HERE to view.

Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler...

Yeaaah... I know it's stop-motion, Ethan, but could you animate a little bit faster? That'd be great...

Bad type of "Oh Face"

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stoopid is as Stoopid does

Buddy has teamed up with Seth Green and Matt Senreich's Stoopid Monkey Productions to launch a new web series for Youtube called, Stoopid Monkey.  Click HERE for more details.

And for all you Comic-con attendees, skip the Rise of the Planet of the Apes teasers and check out the Stoopid Monkey Panel @ Nerd HQ (Jolt N' Joe's) from 10:00a - 12:00p on Saturday 7/23/11.

Be sure to subscribe to the Stoopid Youtube channel for more upcoming episodes! 

Next step, belly button lint

We prefer to employ former hand models here at Buddy

Sumner's reward for years of excellence

Friday, May 13, 2011

Buddy the Monster Slayer

Buddy is always on the prowl for more friends.  So, we made some imaginary ones for our new (real) friends at TEG.  Check out the characters we made for the short film, Monster Slayer, one of 8 shorts in USA’s Character Project.  You can check out the film HERE and some Buddy-centric behind the scenes HERE!

Mike Murnane cares little for your personal bubble, Chip
Chip's "Back Off!" face
The manly forearms of Kyle Arneson, The Artisan
How does Lug scratch his eye?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Strictly for our Ninjas

Since the Buddies are world renowned for being in peak physical condition, our friends at G4 knew we were up for building a scale model of the dreaded Rope Climb to promote the premiere of American Ninja Warrior.  Long live Octopus Man!

Sensei Ralph
Ralph showing secret stealth technique behind the Ninja Tower

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fantastic Mr. Star Fox

Just wrapped a Fantastic project for our buddies at  We all celebrated by doing perfectly symmetrical Barrel Rolls.  Peppy DEMANDED we do Barrel Rolls!

3 guesses as to what's on Peppy's mind.
 Star Wolf IS True Grit
 Star Fox flashes an Androssian Gang Sign

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Need a Hans Zimmer?

Then our buddy, Jordan Passman, can hook you guys up.  He's got this cool website where you can find the next John Williams or Danny Elfman to score your next film.  Check out the ad Ethan directed for him below.

This guy looks familiar...