Castle of Light : Hidden Treasures

Our animators had the pleasure of dusting off Rex, our cuddly and lovable 3d lion rampant, star of the show in 2019’s spectacular `Castle of Light`, a collection of stunning projected visuals and state of the art lighting installations set within the walls of the historic Edinburgh Castle. For 2021 Rex is joined by two of his unicorn friends, who can be seen prancing their stuff and busting out some serious moves on the walls and ramparts of the castle. This year, along with hosting a workout session and pulling some shapes of his own, Rex also takes on DJ duties, providing the pumping soundtrack for our dynamic unicorn duo’s routine.

The IP team again had great fun bringing this character to life.

For the 2021 show we were tasked with creating companion characters for Rex, two prancing unicorns. For those not in the know, the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland and can be found depicted on the official Scottish coat of arms. We designed our unicorn character such that it would fit in seamlessly with the previously realised style of Rex, our cherry red lion rampant.

Castle of Light : Hidden Treasures
Client : Historic Environment ScotlandAgency: Andy McGregor Design & MediaCGI Production Studio: Interference Pattern