kpe - Art DirectorMicrosoft® X-Clippy
After audience and user research, Microsoft® decided that Clippy™ has become annoying and it was time for him to retire. I luckily had the opportunity to help animate the story setting up keyframes, storyboards, key character aesthetics, illustration and animation styles. Our team worked with the then-advertising-agency for Microsoft and alongside another agency for the comedic writing to develop a story and Clippy's exit. Clippy gets a heroic send-off by a very special voice.
Here is his goodbye story.
Storyboard for "Clippy Gets Clipped"
Storyboard for "Clippy Goes Undercover"
Storyboard for "Clippy Faces The Facts"