Welcome to Tropical Squirrel Productions LLC. We are an animation and design studio that believes in having a good time while doing what we love to best of our ability. We believe for every project you must: Plan hard. Work smart. Play often.

We are located in Indianapolis, Indiana. While we are located in the Midwest, rest assured we have the same or better resources than you will find at shops in larger markets. Don’t let the hype of a big market fool you, just because they are out of LA, doesn’t mean they have the talent, passion, and connections to get the job done right.

In this first, of what will hopefully become many, posts we’re going to answer a few questions you may have about who we are and what we do:

Who are you?

We are Tropical Squirrel Productions LLC.

What do you do?

We specialize in Animation and Design. Basically me make pretty stuff and make pretty stuff move. We prefer 2D and 2.5D animation, however we do have 3d capabilities. We also can handle most production and post production services, including Visual Effects. We can also connect you with one of the many film and video production professionals in our network and help you get your project started strong.

Plan hard? Work smart? Play often?

We believe that the first steps of an endeavor are the most critical. By making smart, often tough decisions, early on in a project you can save yourself a great deal of time and trouble down the road. Animation in particular requires a great deal of planning

Why 2D animation?

Typically, 2D animation better conveys information while still having a positive impact on the viewer. It is quicker to produce than 3D, so it costs you less time and money. 2D is usually a better, though not always simpler, solution. 3D solutions usually take a good deal of time and resources to achieve quality results. If you want Pixar level 3D, expect to Pixar level prices with a project possibly taking years to develop and produce.

Why Indiana?

Being located in the “Crossroads of America” is great for us and for you. Being located in Indiana, we have an entire network of film and video production professionals at hand. Even if animation isn’t the solution you’re looking for we can help you get your project started strong by putting you in touch with some of the best in the U.S.A. Some of the best film making talent in the world is in Indiana. Expenses in Indiana are lower than in other markets, allowing us to better serve you. Plus our founder is from Indiana. He has family and friends in the area. And Indianapolis is a great city.

What do you have over shops in larger markets?

We have less hype, better rates, and a stronger work ethic. We don’t over promise and under deliver. We’ll give it to you straight, and then work our tails off to get the job done right. Your project is about you, not about us or another notch in our portfolio.

Who started Tropical Squirrel Productions?

Tropical Squirrel Productions was founded by Jarrod Moschner. He is an award winning animator and visual effects artist. He has a beard and loves squirrels. He is a cool guy.

Who is that adorable squirrel on your site?

That is Lala. She is an Eurasian Red Squirrel. Lala likes to draw, dance, and create. She also likes nuts, berries, and chocolate (but we try not to give her chocolate as it is bad for squirrels).

Lala getting ready to draw.
Lala getting ready to draw.
How much does it cost to make an animation?

That varies. Sometimes peanuts. Sometimes a whole lot more. Talk to us about your project and we’ll see what it will take to get your ideas moving.

Can Tropical Squirrel Productions help me with my project?

Probably. If not we can put you in touch with those that can.

Will you work for free or for exposure?

No. You must give us money.