Animated Christmas Cards

GPD Group Animated Christmas Cards

For over 20 years, architectural and engineering firm GPD Group has sent their clients and employees an annual “animated Christmas card” … starring cartoon versions of their leaders!

Not unlike the many families who send pictures of themselves to their loved ones, GPD Group celebrates the season with custom-produced animated cartoons starring members of their corporate family: their executives and practice leaders.

Each year since 2001, this colorful cast of caricatures (which now numbers over 30) is placed in a different setting that invokes merriment — often some sort of pop-culture parody. I’ve had the privilege of animating every one of these cartoons, originally at Enterprise Information Services in Akron (GPD was our next door neighbor) but since 2007 as a freelance contributor.

GPD Group
Series Credits
Katie Coberly
Dave Granger
John Kessler
Joe Kidder
Alexandria Kotecki
Darrin Kotecki
Maria Krause
Frank Malec
Karen Meggyesy
Dave Stofka
Dave Stofka
Character Design
Dave Stofka
Brock Baker
Scheiffer Bates
Michael Daingerfield
Maureen Davis
Peter Drew
Joe Gaudet
Rowell Gorman
Jim Gossett
Debbie Grattan
Steven Grisez
Scott Innes
Kyle Kotecki
Andy Lipshultz
Mason Marquette
Molly Marquette
Carl Martin
Jim Meskimen
Miriam Millikin
Jenn Pallotta
Marie Peak
Kevin Peeples
Dan Popp
Naveen Raveendran
Dennis Saralino
Boet Schouwink
Elizabeth Simpson
Alex Walker Smith
Andrew Stofka
Emily Stofka
Jessica Stofka
Julia Stofka
Jacob Strang
Josh Tritten
Steve Ward
Thom Wilkins
Dave Stofka
The A CaFellas
Dave Stofka
Original Character Designs
Timothy Haney
Original Producers
Enterprise Information Services, Inc.
FGM Media, Inc.
Additional Artwork
Kathy Szczesny
Julia Stofka
Andrew Stofka
Emily Stofka
Recording Services
Colors Audio
Marketing Mania Voice Casting

Other Videos in the Series

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"Playhouse of Humor — A Christmas Carol"

D’OH! Humbug! From 2018.

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From 2013. A silly send-up of the Sixties’ superhero series.

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"The Gang's Christmas Eve"

An homage to vintage comedy shorts, in a classical animation style to match. From 2011.

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"A Zoo Meeting"

A reflection of the times, in the throes of the COVID Pandemic in 2020.

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"GPD's Got Talent"

This cartoon was not a parody but an original story with vintage stylings. From 2022.

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"The GPD Winter Games"

A tribute to the Olym  Winter Games. From 2021.
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"Star Corps"

The farce is strong with this one. From 2015.

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"Good Grief! Merry Christmas"

Not the first parody I did for GPD, but a classic. From 2006.

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