The GEICO Gecko with Leo from Leo the Lizard

Advice Coach

Animation

Based on the GEICO Gecko’s years of giving people insurance advice, the filmmakers behind Netflix's 'Leo the Lizard,' starring Adam Sandler, found it fitting to invite him to step in as a personal consultant and coach to Leo on the film.

The GEICO Gecko on set with a director and he looks into a monitor to see Leo the Lizard on the screen

Continuing our ongoing collaboration with The Martin Agency on the iconic GEICO Gecko, our VFX teams, led by Creative Director Andy Rowan-Robinson, brought to life the famous reptile, this time alongside Leo from Netflix's 'Leo the Lizard' film. We were tasked with blending the two stylistically different worlds of the GEICO Gecko and Leo, into one seamless spot.

"It was a lot of fun playing with the idea of being on set for a 3D-Animated film!  It gave many interesting opportunities to combine the vibrant colorful world from Leo’s movie with the authenticity of Gecko’s live action universe.

There are moments when Gecko goes into Leo’s world, where Leo comes out to Gecko’s - or we straddle them together.  All done with the goal of it feeling seamless and not questioned.

It was also a true collaboration between all the involved parties - all with fantastic and fresh ideas - which I really enjoyed.  And it gave a result that is greater than the sum of its individual parts."

-Andy Rowan-Robinson, Creative Director

Client
Netflix
Senior Manager, Creative Production, Marketing Partnerships
Alex Ficquette
Manger, Partner Marketing Creative
Matt Angrisani
Creative, Marketing Partnerships
Jesse Green
VP Creative Integration - Feature Animation
Rory Phillips
Brand Strategy, Marketing Partnerships
Mikey Zonenashvili
Client
GEICO
Chief Marketing Officer
Damon Burell
VP, Creative & Content
Michelle Moscone
Senior Director, Brand & Creative
Gary Aurand
Director, Brand & Creative
Tom Perlozzo
Supervisor II, Brand and Organic Social Media
Alliso Eckert
Brand Marketing Program Lead
Anna Readen
Senior Marketing Project Manager
Keya Gaglani
Agency
The Martin AGency
VP, Executive Producer
Heather Collier
Senior Producer
Liza Miller
Chief Creative Officer
Danny Robinson
Executive Creative Director
Ashley Marshall
Group Creative Director
Neel Williams
Creative Director
Ryan Raab
Associate Creative Director
Jen Yi
VP, Account Director
Jon Glomb
Account Director
Allie Waller
Post Production / VFX
Framestore
Creative Director
Andy Rowan-Robinson
Associate Creative Director/VFX Supervisor
Will Frazier
Senior Producer
PJ Stegall
Production Coordinators
Madison Bullock, Casey Spillane
CG Lead
Romain Faure
CG Tracking
Jass Tsai
CG Animation
Will Frazier, Francisco Dias, Antonio Guidetti, Sam Crees, Kaitlin Yu
CG Lighting
Soren Barton
Lead Compositor
Jonathan Jobin
Compositors
Avery Herzog, Sebastian Romero
Matte Painting
Ivo Horvat
Flame Delivery
Andre Vidal
Leo VFX
Animal Logic
CG Supervisor
John Rix
Associate Producer
Melissa Beery
Digital Producer
Melissa Tierney
Central Production Supervisor - Marketing
Inge Faber
Color
Company 3
Colorist
Tim Masick
Color Producer
Ryan Moncrief