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 rock concerts. Our full-service creative shop focuses on the development of intellectual property for major marketers and entertainment companies, including Zappa Records, Starz, YTV, Teletoon, Girl Scouts of America, Sesame Workshop, Blip Toys and General Mills. We also work with agencies, including The Martin Agency, Fast Horse and VaynerMedia.
We bring the best and brightest 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 novels, Now Is Everything and That Night from Harper Collins, are available wherever books are sold.
CCO/Creative Director/Executive Producer
Pat Giles is a veteran of seven animated series, including MTV’s Daria and Disney’s Doug; Creative Director for agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and GREY Global Group, running the creative assignments for some of the world’s biggest brand characters, including The Pillsbury Doughboy, The Green Giant, Lucky The Leprechaun, McGruff the Crime Dog and My Little Pony. Giles led the launch of the TRIX Rabbit in China and India, and co-created Lili and Torto’s Opposite Show for Sesame Workshop.
Animation DirectorMichael 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.
Creative Director/Stop-Motion Animator
Brian Haimes has led our stop motion and 3D efforts on “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa,” bringing tiny orchestras and giant poodles to life on concert stages. Brian is a multi-disciplined visual effects artist for film and television projects, including HBO’s “Treme,” and The Jim Henson Company’s “The Happytime Murders,” and ad campaigns for Tumi, Samuel Adams, GoGurt, Trident, Cheerios, White Castle and the History Channel.
Character Designer/Creative DirectorJonathan 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 Lili and Torto’s Opposite Show for Sesame Workshop.