Grant Orchard’s LOVESPORT animations

Studio AKA director Grant Orchard is posting up one of his 11 Lovesport animations (originally created in 2007 for client QOOBTV) plus four brand new episodes each day online…

We first saw Studio AKA director Grant Orchard‘s animated Lovesport films back in 2007. Now, for no other reason than now’s as good a time as any to showcase sport-related projects, Studio AKA is releasing one of Orchard’s original 11 animations each day on its website, plus four new episodes…

Some of the animated episodes (which were originally created for QOOBTV) are shorter than others, with some ending in glory, others in death. Well, in sport you either win or lose.

Ski Jumping, below, is a good example of a slightly longer episode that ends in glory:

And Weight Lifting (one of the new episodes) is a good example of a short one…

…that ends in death. Meanwhile, in the Dominoes film (is Dominoes really a sport?) it’s all about the celebrations:

Find a new animation added to a special section of Studio AKA’s website each day (until all 15 have been shown) at


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