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Pixeldust Studios Produces Powerful Animated Sequences in “Secrets of Seal Team Six” TV Special for Discovery and Peacock Productions

Bethesda, MD, July 20, 2011 – Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, produced a number of powerful animated sequences to the recently aired Discovery Channel TV special “Secrets of Seal Team Six.” Pixeldust’s client for this project was NBC Peacock Productions. Ricardo Andrade, President and Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, made the announcement.

For the special, Pixeldust provided animations depicting the compound hiding Osama Bin Laden, as well as the recreation of Seal Team Six’s aggressive attack within the compound, resulting in the killing of Bin Laden and the taking of his body. Pixeldust’s work also detailed a variety of equipment that members of Seal Team Six use during their secret, highly dangerous excursions underwater, through the air, and under various climate and geographic conditions on the ground. To view some of this work, please see:

Through graphics, interviews and dramatic military B-roll, the stories of the men of Seal Team Six were told candidly and informatively in this special, which also introduced viewers to the team’s founder, Dick Marcinko, and former members. These men give viewers first hand accounts of their experiences in this secret underground organization.

Regarding Pixeldust’s contributions to the new special, Gretchen Eisele, Executive Producer, NBC Peacock Productions, said, “Pixeldust was a valuable contributor to the success of ‘Secrets of Seal Team Six,’ providing creatively imagined and executed graphics.”


In “Secrets of Seal Team Six,” which aired on July 10, viewers were invited behind closed doors to learn the story of this top-secret Special Operations unit that officially doesn’t even exist. For three decades, SEAL Team Six has been considered one of the most – if not the most – elite group in the U.S. military. In addition to the group’s background and history, viewers got a look at the recruiting, weapons and technology necessary in carrying out the year’s top news story.

“Secrets of Seal Team Six” was produced for Discovery Channel by NBC Peacock Productions. Gretchen Eisele is executive producer for NBC Peacock Productions, and Brooke Runnette is executive producer for Discovery Channel.


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: