OgoSport Launches 'OgoBILD Shorts' Stop-motion Animation Website for Kids

The website co-incides with their holiday featured toy, OgoBILD + Animate It, and gives kids a platform to showcase their short films

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 — Launching today is OgoBILD Shorts (http://www.ogobild.com/shorts), by OgoSport, which is an online platform that gives kids an opportunity to showcase stop-motion animation movies they create with OgoSports Bild + Animate It kits. 

The website pulls videos together in real-time from YouTube that use the keyword hashtag #OgoBildShorts and displays them for other community members to see. 

In 2014, OgoSport released their award-winning OgoBild Animate It kits, that combines construction play with stop-motion animation moviemaking. Each kit contains Animate It! Express software, which was developed with Aardman Animations studio (the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run), the premier UK education stop-motion animation software.

After winning the 2014 Dr. Toy "Top 10 Creative Award" and Tillywig Toys "Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award", OgoSport became inspired to create a platform that encourages kids and parents alike to create and share their stop-motion animation movies. That's how OgoBILD Shorts was born.

OgoSport's goal is to inspire families to share with the world their creations and encourage the next generation of moviemakers.

About BILD + Animate

OgoSport's BILD + Animate gives kids ages 6+ the opportunity to explore the world of animation by creating their own stop-motion movies.

Combining the OgoBILD line of constructive toys with the stop motion animation software of Aardman Animation Studios (the premier UK education stop-motion animation software and creator of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run), makers of all ages can learn to build, direct, and share their own animated films.

With the addition of the BILD + AnimateIt! Studio Kit to it's active and creative play toy line, OgoSport continues to promote open-ended play and stimulate a child's imagination in the making of animated movies.

Each Studio Kit includes:

  • 103 OgoBILD Interchangeable Pieces
  • 1 Flexible HD Steady-Mount Web Cam for photographing OgoBILD characters
  • 1 Step-by-Step Guidebook Introducin Stop Motion Animation
  • 1 Certificate to download Aardman's AnimateIt! Express Software (available for MAC & Windows)

ABOUT OGOSPORT

Headquartered in The Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY, OgoSport designs award-winning toys to get kids and families to "Move. Think. Play".

Founded by designers Rick Goodwin and Kevin Williams to promote active play for people of all ages, OgoSport has developed and launched countless outdoor and construction-oriented toys like their popular OgoDisc (featured in the Smurfs movie) and their new OgoBILD Animate, stop-motion animation kit. Over the past few years, OgoSport has expanded to over 2,000 stores in the US and 40+ countries across the globe.

In addition to growing a loyal following of consumers who share in the company's open play philosophy, OgoSport products have also won the attention of the toy industry with awards such as the Parents Choice Award, TillyWig Awards, Dr. Toy Award, Canadian Toy Testing Council, The National Parenting Center Award, and NAPPA Award. For more information, visit www.ogosport.com

OgoSport Bild + Animate Promo Video