Martian Blueberry: The Animation Studio Championing Diversity and Inclusion
Martian Blueberry (MB) is an animation studio that specializes in high-end 2D/3D animation, visual effects, and design. It was established by Carl Jones and Love Barnett. MB is a young, budding animation studio. The production company places a primary emphasis on the development of content that promotes diversity and inclusion and satisfies the growing demand for such content across the globe. MB intends to drive the company’s progress into the forefront of the global marketplace by capitalizing on its vast experience, production expertise, and industry resources.
The collective of forward-thinking brains, inventive ideas, and talented individuals who make up MB go well beyond the constraints of tradition. At the age of 17, Love Barnett, a person with multiple talents who was also one of the co-founders of MB, established her own casting agency called Much Love Productions.
She has worked in the casting department, both for music videos and movies, as well as in the booking department, where she has helped famous recording artists find dancers for their international tours. While attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to earn a degree in Advertising, Love conceived the concept for an online resource for artists that would allow them to practice life drawing. In addition to that, she has produced huge concert events all throughout the nation.
Carl Jones, the other co-founder of MB, has contributed to the production of writing, directing, and animation for a variety of studios and networks throughout the entertainment spectrum. His work has been nominated for both the Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award. Particularly noteworthy are the television shows The Boondocks, Black Dynamite, and Sugar and Toys. Carl Jones is a really selfless person. He is willing to collaborate with those who do not possess the “Blue Checkmarks.” Since the Boondocks, he has been kind in providing opportunity to others.
MB is able to serve a wide range of entertainment projects because to its comprehensive animation capabilities. These projects include advertising, episodic television, film, non-fiction television series, web-based media, and music videos. The studio is open to working with the Blerd community to increase brand awareness and is also eager to collaborate with the community on the production of content.
According to Chris Miles (@Critics_of_Culture), who maintains the studio’s Instagram account (@wearemartianb) with the assistance of Carl, Love, and the rest of the Martian Blueberry crew, the working environment at MB has the sense of a family. Since the 28th of November 2022, the studio has placed their trust in Miles to assist in the development of the studio’s image, and they have given him free liberty to generate material.
MB has collaborated with Meg Thee Stallion on a number of noteworthy initiatives, including the production of a music video (the release date of which has not yet been determined) and merchandising. MB also took home a Webby Award for their work on “Undeniable, Stories from the Negro Leagues,” which was the first animated series produced by Major League Baseball. Each episode of this series features an original short story that is narrated by Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
MB stands out from other animation companies due to the fact that they are committed to diversity and inclusion in the creation of their material. The staff here at MB has set a goal for themselves to be at the forefront of efforts to make the entertainment business more welcoming and diverse. As the company continues to expand and produce content that is reflective of the modern environment in which we live, we can anticipate more exciting projects coming from Martian Blueberry.