About Go For Launch

Go For Launch Productions

As an animation design studio with over 45 years combined experience in the feature film, TV animation and game industries, Go For Launch Productions can provide all of your animation design needs.

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Go For Launch Games

Have a blast with Spaceman Skip as he rockets through space saving our Solar System from the energy devouring Nebublobs! Now available for download! 

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Our advantages



With over 45 years combined experience the team at Go For Launch Productions knows how to use all the tricks of the trade to create the highest possible production value on any budget.



From the Sci Fi realism of Stargate Worlds to the goofy charm of Back At The Barnyard, from Disney to Marvel to Dragons, Go For Launch Productions can adapt to whatever style your project demands.  Check out our Projects page to see lots of great examples of our work! 


Cost Effective

We are a small group of talented, dedicated artists with the experience to get the job done right the first time!




Phil and Lorraine Cruden, and the whole team at Go For Launch, are consummate professionals, providing services to support every aspect of film and television animation.  I've had the pleasure of working with Phil and Lorraine on many occasions, going back more years than I care to remember!  Each time has been a splendid experience and they sit at the top of my list when needing a great animation team.

Max Howard
Max Howard Consulting Group 
Project Highlights:
- The Hero Of Color City 
- Bunyan and Babe 
- Igor 
- The Iron Giant
- Pocahontas 
- The Lion King
- Aladdin
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Little Mermaid

As an animation director, I worked with Go For Launch Productions on the feature film The Hero Of Color City.  Phil and Lorraine and the Go For Launch team handled production design, art direction, a good share of the character designs and all of the marketing graphics.  The film had very limited time and budget restraints and we really had to rely on each other for smart and creative decisions that would be correct from their first iteration, with the authority and design sense that would easily translate for our Indian production crew and carry through for the entire film.  

In my over 40 years of experience in the animation industry I cannot think of any group with whom I have had a more cordial and creative relationship.  Go For Launch proved not only extremely professional, but, with productions big and small already under their belt, were able to work with me, hand in glove, to bring the project in on time, on budget and with consistency and quality far beyond what was expected.  Besides the high degree of creativity always displayed, they proved responsible, dependable, completely well organized, proactive and possessed of a remarkable good humor, a most valuable asset in any project as complicated as an animated feature. 

I would work with Go For Launch again in a heartbeat, and hope to do so on another project soon!

Frank Gladstone
Gladstone Film, Inc.
Director, Producer
ASIFA-Hollywood Executive Director

Project Hightlights:
- The Hero Of Color City
- Walter's Christmas
- The Road To Eldorado
- Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron
- Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
- Shark Tale

Go For Launch Productions has produced visually extraordinary design work for many of our projects.  The detail and absolute beauty of the design sets a quality bar for all the assets created from those designs.  Go For Launch Productions is a creative leader with amazingly talented artists. 

Andrew Egiziano
CounterPunch Studios 
Project Highlights:
- The LeBrons
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
- Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
- Max Payne 3
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Design. Style. Beauty. Form.  These are just a few words that describe the work of Phil Cruden and his team of artists at Go For Launch.  I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such an innovative group of creative minds.  As a director, I always have a definitive visual look to the story I'd like to tell - and then there are the moments when an artist will show me an interpretation of that vision that goes far beyond what I saw in my mind.  It will be a concept that visually surpasses anything I was imagining!  That is what Go For Launch gave me with every design, and working with the team, the reason for their success became obvious.   In addition to their skill in design, they are also a team of consummate filmmakers.  Phil and his crew understand the art of storytelling, and more importantly, the art of visual storytelling.  I can't wait to see what they do next!

Todd Grimes
Director, Actor, Composer, Visual Effects
Project Highlights:
- Star Wars: Detours
- Planet Sheen
- Back at the Barnyard 
- Lost
- Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
- Foodfight!

I wanted to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you for helping us to get it done with style and in a timely, ordered manner.  You guys are awesome.  You have been our life line and we thank you for that. 

Harry Linden, Line Producer 
Rainmaker Entertainment 
Project Highlights:
- Ratchet & Clank
- Chicken Run
- Corpse Bride
- Coraline
- The Nut Job 2
- Escape from Planet Earth
- Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2.

I worked with Phil and the team at a major studio and since on independent animated films.  Over the years I've come to expect the quality, so now the two main things that distinguish them for me are a) they will do whatever it takes to get you what you need, matching the tasks with the artists' skills and increasing the speed and volume of work in a time crunch, and b) they are extremely well-organized in tracking all the details and hitting delivery deadlines.  Being able to trust that everything will be delivered in order and on time takes a huge load off the production management when they're trying to maintain the momentum of a CG project.  

John McKenna
Project Highlights:
- Saving Santa
- Igor
- Happily N'Ever After