About Rowboat Animation

 
Rowboat Animation is a collective of skilled animators and fine artists specializing in productions for commercial broadcast, web, trade shows, and theatrical release that are eye-catching and truly memorable.

Often described as textural and organic, Rowboat’s collection of work is stylistically diverse – ranging from elegant, to graphic and bold, to 1930s – 40s retro. They approach each project with an equal emphasis on design and movement.

With works created for Coca-Cola, Time Magazine, BristolMyers Squibb and Hershey’s to name a few, Rowboat’s talent has garnered some of the industry’s top honors, including One Show, Clio, Effie, Telly and Mobius awards.  Other past clients include:

JWT
DDB Worldwide
Arnold
Publicis
FCB
Craemer-Krasselt
Fallon Worldwide
Lawrence & Schiller
Redhead Companies
Citrus
Nelson Henry
Doner
22squared
Momentum
Cheil
BBA
Karsh Hagen
Martin Williams
NK&W
Borders Perrin Norrander
Bozell
PRACO Advertising
Colle+McVoy
Borshoff
North Woods Advertising
Campbell Mithun
Carmichael Lynch
Callahan Creek

Contact Us:

308 Prince Street, #313
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone:  612-333-4619

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Director/Animator Bruce McFarlan

Mr. McFarlan began his career in the 1980’s with Tom Larson at Larson’s Minneapolis-based studio, Reelworks Animation. It would go on to become an award-winning mainstay of the commercial animation community for several decades.

In 2012, McFarlan founded Rowboat Animation, his new creative enclave of traditional and digital 2D animation production, and brought with him the same inspired love of craft that created the many award-winning, memorable productions that were the hallmark of McFarlan's Reelworks years.