Clients Include:



Warner Bros.


Sony Music

Universal Music



Sub Pop Records

Condé Nast

Third Man Records


We Collaborate to Bring YOUR Projects to Life!

Music Videos

Our Best Blend of Live Action + Animation

Recent Success Stories

Discover The Magic behind Our Latest Productions:

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The White Stripes

Sony Legacy
Music Video Suite

Official Music Videos & Social Media Campaign

This "Suite" of promotional films was commissioned by SONY Music's Legacy Recordings to amplify social media buzz around the release of Grammy-winning recording artists "The White Stripes" Greatest Hits package. Created in the band's iconic Red, White & Black color pallette, the clips utilize an array of mesmerizing techniques from silhouette animation to high-temperature timelapses. All clips conceived and directed by Wartella, and produced by the Dream Factory.
    Project Details
  • • 2 NEW "Official Music Videos"
  • • Multi-sized Social Media Teasers (Vert, Sq, 4:5, etc)
  • • Exclusive "Making Of" Behind-the-scenes video
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Warner Bros.
Title Card Assets

4K Refreshening

For Warner Bros. re-launch of their classic Looney Tunes cartoons, we diligently created fresh 4K paintings and animation assets including:

• Re-Creation of the iconic WB "Bull's Eye" Logo
• Re-Creation of the "That's All Folks" bass drum
• New Looney Tunes "Klieg Light" Logo
• Hand-painted Title Cards for each new short.

All hand-lettered and painted by Wartella. Series currently streaming on HBO Max.
Let us take your project into 4K!

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Murder In The Front Row

Titles & Animation

This documentary chronicles the 1980s San Francisco Thrash Metal scene and features bands including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Exodus. We offered creative guidance in the production of Titles and several Animated Segments for this project, all produced in 4K. Additional segments were produced by Augenblick Studios, all featuring Artwork and Animation Direction by M. Wartella.

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Rick & Morty
July 4th Promo I.D.

Animated Bumper ID

This Independence Day Station ID for Adult Swim's hit show Rick & Morty was written, developed and animated by the Dream Factory's M. Wartella.

Produced in our signature speedy turnaround time with less than two weeks from concept to completion.

Trust us to handle your tight deadlines!

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Our Services

Traditional Animation

Our expertise is tradional "cel" style animation. For the authentic hand-drawn look, but with a streamlined digital process.

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Video Compositing

Our animation skills include greenscreening, enhancing live action videos with animated alpha overlays, pop-ups, and more.

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Titles & Graphics

Make your titles and graphics for film, television, and online content stand out with our custom-made motion graphics.

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Matte Painting

We can create photorealistic digital matte paintings to enhance any visual.

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Our digital process allows us to quickly rotoscope figures, products, and anything that moves!

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From claymation to paper cut-outs, we make things come to life.

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We craft cinematic storyboards and animatics rooted in traditional comic strip storytelling.

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Whiteboard Animation

Enhance your business presentation or commercials
with custom cartoon
"explainer" animation.

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Viral Videos

Shortform is our specialty.
We craft custom video content that keeps eyeballs coming back for more.

About Us

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
We partner with the best talent in the industry to bring you the best results.


We help kickstart
creative brainstorming
and visualize ideas.


From simple to cinematic,
we translate concepts & words
into visual storytelling.


Big or small, we offer
flexiblity for a variety of
budgets and timelines.


Always on time. We
deliver high quality masters
in the formats you need.

M. Wartella


Mike is an award-winning cartoonist, author, animator, and director. He has been working as a professional artist since age 10, and draws upon nearly 20 years of experience in animation for film & television.

Dream Factory Animation

DREAM FACTORY ANIMATION is a full-service boutique animation studio specializing in hand-drawn animated cartoons and shorts. Founded in December 2012 by industry-veteran and New York City underground cartoonist M. WARTELLA, the Dream Factory can visualize, produce, and animate content to fit your creative needs.