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New Short: Con Edison's "The Benefits of Converting from Oil to Gas"


Robert Goldrich


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This digital short details the economic and environmental advantages of switching from heating oil to natural gas for Con Edison customers. The message is lightened by animation director Bill Plympton’s signature quirky style.

A shimmering swirl of snowflakes becomes a whirl of dollar bills, a New York City highrise becomes a single-family home and a suburban cul-de-sac becomes a stovetop gas burner. Punctuating the short’s sepia-tone palette are several pops of bright blue: a furnace flame, a branded baseball cap and a hand-drawn version of the Con Edison logo.

Plympton teamed with The Napoleon Group on the short.


Client Con Edison  Animation Bill Plympton, director, art/animation. Production The Napoleon Group, New York. Chris Stetson, executive producer/writer; Ken Kresge, creative director; Perry Morton, Shelley Cheung, producers; Scott Stein, art supervisor; Norm Morales, storyboard artist; Shaun Reuter, editor; Stephane Guyot, audio engineer.

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