Jibjab.com by samuelc


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JibJab is a website featuring Flash cartoons and ecards.

Back in ancient times, 1998 to be exact, two brothers bore witness to an animated dancing doodie streaming over a 56K modem and it changed their lives forever. What Evan and Gregg Spiridellis saw in their browser was more than a dancing piece of dung; it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be pioneers in a brave new world of entertainment. At the time, Gregg was an MBA student at the Wharton School of Business, recovering from four years of investment banking, and Evan was an accomplished independent animator creating festival-winning short films. The idea that production costs were dropping and distribution was opening up led the brothers to believe (some said naively) that they could create a giant, new entertainment brand. In 1999, the brothers started JibJab in a Brooklyn garage (despite the fact that starting an Internet company in a garage is really a cliché thing to do). In late 2007, the brothers declared war on eCards with the launch of JibJab Sendables. Their vision was to keep producing the high quality, fun content that made JibJab famous, but to couple it with personalization tools that empower people to express themselves in fun ways. Rather than trying to write, animate and produce everything themselves, the brothers started building “Team JibJab”, a far-reaching talent network comprised of the best artists in the world. Team JibJab’s mission is to create the biggest library of the highest quality, most innovative, fun social programming in the universe. As of June 30, 2008, over 170 comedians, writers, artists, musicians and performers had created over 1,200 titles in the JibJab Sendables library and they are just getting started. Since their days in a Brooklyn garage, Evan and Gregg Spiridellis have grown JibJab into a nationally recognized brand by maintaining their obsession on only serving the highest quality laughs to their audience. Thanks to that obsession, and the support of JibJab fans everywhere, the company has grown from 2 brothers to a 35-person company comprised today of the best and the brightest artists, technologists and business people working hard (really hard) to change the way entertainment is created, produced and distributed. Evan and Gregg believe that what is happening right now is nothing short of the media revolution they first dreamed about in their Brooklyn garage, and no matter how big JibJab becomes, they will never forget that it all started with a dancing doodie. From the jibjab website

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