The Neighbourhood

When The Neighbourhood's self-promotional showreel, Stories from The Neighbourhood, was released in early 2008, journalists, bloggers and the wider creative community drew a collective gasp and watched on in envy. Rather than a well-worn combination of portfolio work and snippets of existing shorts, the Manchester-based design studio grafted a wholly original story to illustrate its breathtaking 3D illustration and animation work. Taking the form of a linear, three-dimensional journey, the showreel employed bright illustrated characters and elements in a single, continuous shot that mimicked a children's pop-up book.

It was a tactic that paid dividends. Little over 12 months later, The Neighbourhood's TV spot for Sony's PSP is receiving healthy airtime and huge industry praise, while a satisfied client list as diverse as Manchester City Football Club, CBBC, Make Architects, New York Bagels and Urban Splash are all benefactors of The Neighbourhood's boundary-pushing creations.

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