TONIC DNA

You can call us TONIC DNA - fresh and dynamic Directors ’N Animators. We are a full-service, award-winning studio based in Montreal and clients and collaborators around the globe.Animation, Live-Action & VFX ... with TONIC DNA it’s all under one roof!  We can produce your commercial or other communications project – from development right through to final delivery.With our 30 + years of industry experience,  we’ve delivered projects in almost every style and technique imaginable - 2D, 3D,  Stop-Motion, Illustrations, Motion Graphics, Interactive, Live-Action, Hand-Painted and always with a finger on the pulse of new and emerging  trends in the art of craft and animation. Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the industry’s  top agencies and brands creating memorable campaigns for McDonald´s, Nestlé, Canadian Tire, Cadillac, United Airlines and Coca-Cola, to name just a few.Got a project in mind?Give us a call and let’s bring your story to life!

Tonic DNA / Freebird - Teaser
To mark World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, intellectual disability charity L’Arche debuted a teaser for a new short film, entitled ‘Freebird’. Partnering with Canadian musician Jordan Hart and award-winning animation studio Tonic DNA and their director Joe Bluhm, the charity produced a beautiful film that challenged the misconceptions surrounding Down Syndrome. The plot follows the coming-of-age story of a boy with Down syndrome who learns to navigate the world with a loving mother, an absent father, a classroom bully, and a life-long crush. Now, as the full four-minute film launches, we witness 45 years of life flash by in just a few short minutes. Not that it moves too fast to leave an impact - quite the opposite, as a combination of stunning animation and soulful storytelling communicates the quintessentially human story at the heart of this campaign.
Tonic DNA / General Montage 2021
Tonic DNA / Campbell's - The Firefly
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Tonic DNA / Harlequin - That Harlequin Feeling
Tonic DNA / Netflix Green Eggs & Ham - Sam's Table