Online Entertainment / Animated Short



The team at Lead Balloon Studios created numerous 'Popped!' animations to be featured on our YouTube channel. These animations feature famous YouTube stars in animated shorts. 'Popped!' is a range of animations by Lead Balloon Studios that feature toy-like characters based on famous YouTubers.


Our task was to create animations inspired by the fictional adventures of these YouTube stars, including some celebrities, and share it with our YouTube audience.


We designed, modelled, textured, rigged and animated a single customisable toy-like character that we've tweaked for each animation. We have then based the character on the person its representing.


The animations have been hugely successful on YouTube, accumulating over 1,000,000 views. These videos are still enjoyed today by our ever-growing YouTube audience.

Check out more of our animations!


Arcade Avatars

Animated Cartoon Opening Sequence

Arcade Avatars is a love letter to 80s cartoon animation. The animated music video features the main characters ...


Secret of the Fairy Tree

Cartoon Pilot

Secret of the Fairy Tree is about friends, family and fairies. Inspired by fairy tales and folklore ...

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DMUWorks Promo

Promotional Video

DMUWorks at De Montfort University wanted to promote their entrepreneurial programme ...