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Pixeldust Studios Animates Chilling Sequence Seen in “Killing bin Laden” TV Special for Discovery

Bethesda, MD, June 3, 2011 – Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, contributed a chilling, animated sequence to the recent, high profile Discovery TV special “Killing Bin Laden.” Ricardo Andrade, President and Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, made the announcement.

For the special, Pixeldust provided animation depicting how U.S. Navy Seals broke into Bin Laden’s secret compound in Pakistan, targeted individuals inside, captured and secluded women and children, and eventually found and killed Osama bin Laden. Pixeldust’s client for this project was Peacock Productions (NBC).

Gretchen Eisele, Executive Producer, NBC, said, “The graphic animations done by Pixeldust for ‘Killing Bin Laden’ elevated the whole program and contributed to its great success in the ratings. Their animatics brought the viewer inside the mission by providing a POV from the perspective of a Navy Seal, stylized so it had a high tech look of night vision goggles. The turnaround time was incredibly tight and Pixeldust handled the deadline with grace and delivered a great product.”


Discovery Channel presented an “insta-mentary” about the dramatic execution of the terrorist icon Osama Bin Laden on May 15th. The hour-long film brought to life the events surrounding the U.S.-led special-forces operation.


Pixeldust Studios LLC is an Emmy and Telly Award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio with the technical, creative and production capabilities to create innovative animations and motion graphic design for major broadcast and cable television clients. The company also provides these services to its Non-Entertainment clientele.

Pixeldust Studios, which has delivered hundreds of hours of broadcast animation to its clients, specializes in combining proprietary techniques with world-class creative talent to develop character animation, visual effects, motion graphics, and digitally animated sequences seen within television series, specials, mini-series, documentaries, docu-dramas, and reality programming, as well as within on-air promotional campaigns.

Founded in 2004 by Creative Director Ricardo Andrade, Pixeldust Studios is based in Bethesda, MD (in the Greater Washington, D.C., area) and in New York City. Andrade, a multi-award winning designer, and his company are highly regarded for their work.

The company’s entertainment industry clients include Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Military Channel, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Television, NBC News, PBS, A&E, History Channel, NOVA, National Geographic International, NHNZ, Speed Channel, True TV, “Frontline,” Spike and the Smithsonian Network.

Among the Non-Entertainment clients which had been serviced by Pixeldust Studios are facets of the U.S. Government, Cornell University, the British Museum of London, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, among others.

Pixeldust Studios is headquartered at 4350 East-West Highway, Suite # 350, Bethesda, MD, 20814. The phone is 301/656-0050. The company’s Manhattan office is located at 584 Broadway, Suite # 612, NY, NY 10012, and the phone is 646/476-2053. For more info, please see: