The Art Of

Storytelling

Comics, animation, and gaming have the power to humanize brands, educate customers, promote products, and much more. We create visual storytelling that deliver key facts and an emotional connection in a fun, highly memorable way.

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Carlos Finds His

Game!

PGA Junior League

The Challenge

Busting a Myth

Golf can be intimidating, especially for those just entering the sport. The PGA of America challenged Labs to create an animated series to help introduce PGA Jr. League (PGAJL) to new and prospective participants and to enhance the approachability of golf as a team sport for both kids and teens.

PGAJL asked Labs to convey a story that centered around golf with an emphasis placed on creating a teambuilding environment that is welcoming and inclusive for golfers at any skill level. Additionally, explaining the rules of the game in a fun and memorable way, promote the inclusive and social aspects of the game, and dispel myths around the world of golf.

The Approach

Finding Their Game

Developing a 4-minute animated story and engaging story to showcase the social aspects of the league. Creating a cast of six diverse characters to convey the inclusivity of the sport, explain the rules of the game, and highlighting some literal and metaphorical myths around golf.

Our story focuses on Carlos, an amateur Bigfoot hunter, who has tracked Bigfoot to a golf course. Carlos must go undercover in the PGAJL to find more clues to prove the big guy really does exist. Carlos is interested in sports, but he is much more concerned with his mission to find bigfoot. However, during his investigation, Carlos slowly uncovers the misconceptions of golf and has an encounter with Bigfoot himself.

Bigfoot, as a big, hairy, scary mythical creature, is full of mystery and the unknown. Bigfoot represents the intimidating nature of golf and the player’s lack of confidence in technical aptitude.  As our characters become more proficient in their play and realize they are stronger as a team, Bigfoot (or golf) becomes more playful and less intimidating. Carlos learns that playing in the PGAJL is a ton of fun.

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Results

PGA JL CALL TO ACTION

FINAL THOUGHTS

FROM OUR CLIENT

“Want to send a quick note of gratitude for the tremendous amount of time, effort, and expertise that went into creating this cartoon. Given how outside the box something like this is for the PGA of America, we’re using it as an example of how we can be a more innovative and consumer-first company.”

– Steve Tanner, Director, League Golf, PGA of America

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