Danger Pigeon is the very first full-service “Character Agency.”
Working in both animation and live action, we bring 25 years of marketing and entertainment experience to bring concepts from birth to broadcast, from cereal commercials to robust gaming experiences. Our full-service creative shop focuses on the development of intellectual property for major marketers and entertainment companies, including YTV, Teletoon, Girl Scouts of America, Sesame Workshop, Blip Toys and General Mills. We also work with agencies, including FRWD, Fast Horse and VaynerMedia and tech company Image Metrics.
Based in Huntington, NY, and Santa Monica, CA, we bring the best and brightest from both coasts together to create great work. Please contact us here or tie a note to a pigeon near you.
Amy Giles is an award-winning copywriter who has written everything from major brand commercials to young adult novels. Building characters is in her DNA, from defining the voice for a campus magazine to personifying cookies to creating memorable ad campaign characters. General Mills, Girls Scouts of America, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Samsung, NPD Group, John Wiley & Sons, and HarperCollins are just a few of the clients she’s worked with over her two decades of writing. Her young adult novel, Now Is Everything, debuts November 2017 from HarperTeen.
Pat Giles is a veteran of seven animated series, including MTV’s Daria; Creative Director for agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and GREY Global Group, Executive Producer of the STARZ web series Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon, winner of the NYTVF Amazon Audience Award; Director/Producer of web-series Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley and Squinkies ‘Do Drops; and creator of Dober-Man and Pigeon comic in development with Portfolio Animation.
Michael Foran is a multi-talented animator, designer, special effects artist and web designer; veteran of several TV series, including lead designer on Adult Swim‘s Venture Bros.; Cannes Golden Lion winner for Droga5‘s character-driven Net10 campaign; Director of several iconic GoGurt, Cocoa Puffs, and Cheerios TV spots; Animation Director for McGruff short films; and website design for McGruff, Mighty Giants and Honey Nut Cheerios. His own production company, Foran Films, creates work for Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Amtrak, AT&T, SONY, Hasbro, among others.
Character Designer/Creative Director
Jonathan Royce has worked in multiple capacities on a number of animated features, commercials, and television shows in France, Canada and the U.S. As a character designer and art director, his work may be seen on the hit shows Nickelodeon‘s and Disney‘s Doug, the Disney Channel’s PB & J Otter, Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City, and others. He is the creator of Keef and Bruno, a graphic narrative series that has appeared in NoZone, Heavy Metal, and Monkeysuit, and co-creator with Pat Giles of several animated properties based on his soft sculpture figures, including Taye and Tina for Sesame Workshop.
Compositor/Motion Graphics Animator
Johnny Ng is a cartoonist with skills in 2D Animation and motion graphics; writer and director of the animated short “Disco Sumo,” motion graphics/compositor on Taye and Tina ABCD animated short for Sesame Workshop and Marvin Windows’ energy efficiency whiteboard video for Fast Horse. He holds an M.F.A. in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts.
Endless Noise is an award-winning music and production company that composes and produces innovative music and sound design for commercials, TV programs, the web, feature films, interactive/multimedia projects and video games. We’ve collaborated with them for live-action and sound design—including casting, shooting, editing and post-production—on campaigns for Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios, My Little Pony and our favorite thing ever, the Lucky Charms/Pentatonix mashup
Building on its Grammy, Cannes Gold Lion, Clio, AICP, D&AD, London International Advertising, ANDY and One Show awards, Endless Noise continues to wow the sonic senses with its mastery of composition, versatility, and fearlessness of pushing the boundaries of music. Clients include Nike, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Audi, Lexus, Honda, American Express, Motorola, MasterCard, Nissan and General Mills to name a few.