JibJab

  • Drop Everything Immediately And Make Your Own Gangnam Style Video With JibJab

    Drop Everything Immediately And Make Your Own Gangnam Style Video With JibJab

    A TechCrunch tradition: wasting time in the office by putting ourselves and coworkers into JibJab videos (and then posting them). They just released a Gangnam Style one, starring you as Psy. Get to it. Read More

  • Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab

    Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab

    The rise of networks like Tumblr — a magnet for for ironic, self-created, animated Gifs — has given the short-form, quirky video a new place in our hearts. Amazon is now capitalizing on that with the creation of a new gift card format: video gift cards, a customizable gift card selection created in partnership with JibJab, the online humor and video site that has raised nearly… Read More

  • JibJab Means Business, Now Processing 1 Million Transactions A Year

    JibJab Means Business, Now Processing 1 Million Transactions A Year

    Online humor site JibJab, which is behind ElfYourself and loads of other zany videos has hit a big milestone: it’s now processing one million paid transactions per year. That’s big news for the company, which pivoted in late 2007 from an ad-supported business to one that generates revenue primarily through premium services and downloads. JibJab earns money through a few channels. Read More

  • JibJab Re-Creates The Original Star Wars Trilogy, Now Starring Your Friends

    JibJab Re-Creates The Original Star Wars Trilogy, Now Starring Your Friends

    The Force is strong with JibJab. The humor site, which often puts together goofy animated adventures that you can customize with photos of your friends’ faces, has really outdone itself this time: in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, the site has gotten the rights to re-create the original Star Wars Trilogy. Except instead of the familiar faces of… Read More

  • JibJab's Year In Review Plays Off 2009, With Help From Keyboard Cat

    JibJab's Year In Review Plays Off 2009, With Help From Keyboard Cat

    2009 is coming to a close, which means it’s time to reflect on the events that shaped the last twelve months. And there’s nothing like a whirlwind animated musical to put everything into perspective. Cue JibJab, which has just released their annual Year In Review: a two minute video romp that recaps the last year in all its glory. The video is packed will everything from… Read More

  • They're Baaack! ElfYourself 2009 Is Now Live

    They're Baaack! ElfYourself 2009 Is Now Live

    It’s that time of year again. OfficeMax and JibJab have just launched the latest edition of ElfYourself, the massively popular website that features dancing elves you can customize to feature the faces of you and your friends. The site, which serves as a promotion for OfficeMax, has turned into an Internet phenomenon, drawing many millions of visitors a year. ElfYourself started back… Read More

  • JibJab Helps You (And A Friend) Bust A Move With Soul Train Partnership

    The folks at JibJab continue to pump out some of the funniest customized videos on the web. Last month they forged a deal with master parody maker Weird Al to bring custom versions of the song writer’s music video to the site. And today they’re announcing a partnership with Soul Train, the long-running music TV program that featured countless artists from genres including… Read More

  • Dreams Do Come True: JibJab Lets You Star In Weird Al's Latest Music Video

    We’re big fans of JibJab, the popular comedy site that offers an arrary of original parody videos and Ecards, most of which you can customize with goofy pictures of your friends. The site has previously Elfed the TechCrunch crew, stuck our editors into a Pepsi Ad and more. But tonight, JibJab is really outdoing itself, adding an extra boost of star power that takes its videos to the… Read More

  • JibJab Closes $7.5 Million Series C Round To Keep The Laughs Rolling

    JibJab Closes $7.5 Million Series C Round To Keep The Laughs Rolling

    JibJab, a site popular for its parody videos and irreverent eGreetings, has closed a $7.5 million Series C funding round with participation from new investors Overbrook Entertainment (a production company co-founded by Will Smith) and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as existing investor Polaris Venture Partners. The company had previously raised around $9.4 million. The site generates… Read More

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    elves

    http://aka.zero.jibjab.com/client/zero/ClientZero_EmbedViewer.swf?external_make_id=2S9aXFiZFMD2Dnqu&service=sendables.jibjab.com&partnerID=ElfYourself Send your own ElfYourself eCards (The back story). Read More

  • This Christmas, OfficeMax's ElfYourself.com Will Get a JibJab Twist

    This Christmas, OfficeMax's ElfYourself.com Will Get a JibJab Twist

    A year ago, one of the surprise holiday breakout hits on the Web was ElfYourself.com. It was a promotional viral video site created by OfficeMax that let people upload their pictures and create dancing elves that they could then send as e-cards to family and friends. ElfYourself turned out to be the fastest growing site last December, peaking at 39 million unique visitors in the U.S. (and… Read More

  • JibJab Has Our Number

    http://llnw.jibjab.com/content/player.swf JibJab has obviously figured out that pasting our pictures onto a video is a sure fire way to get a link from us. Here’s the latest, although I still like Gizmoz’s effort a lot more. Nice to see Om Malik doing the moves so soon after his hospital visit. :-) CrunchBase Information JibJab Gizmoz Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

  • JibJab Now Puts You In a Pepsi Ad—Thanks Lloyd Braun

    JibJab Now Puts You In a Pepsi Ad—Thanks Lloyd Braun

    We’ve written before about JibJab’s Sendables electronic video greeting cards that cost $0.50 to $3 each. Now, they found a sponsor in Pepsi for two holiday greeting videos through former Yahoo exec Lloyd Braun’s new company BermanBraun, which works with Pepsi to create online video branding opportunities like this one. You can upload a photo of your head and that of… Read More

  • Insert Your 3D Avatar Into Movie Clips. All The Cool Kids Do It.

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    Get your own at Gizmoz.com If you like putting yourself into movie clips with JibJab, you’ll like this new product from Gizmoz, too. Unlike JibJab, which takes a still 2D image and moves only the mouth up and down, Gizmoz has developed proprietary technology to create a 3D facial image and includes various expression changes as well… Read More

  • Happy Halloween From The Sick People at JibJab

    http://www.jibjab.com/v/208029Los Angeles based JibJab continues to expand its business beyond its traditional political satires. They’ve recently released a for-pay virtual greeting card business called Sendables that will appeal to many people (like me) with a slightly dark sense of humor. The video above is one of my favorites. I couldn’t stop laughing. Users get to send one or… Read More

  • Exclusive: Arrington Goes Nuts in "Unnecesary Force"

    This just went live from JibJab. There are now two new movies in their Starring You line of animations where you can upload your head to star in the movie. Here’s one with Arrington and me called Unnecessary Force, which jibjab kindly made for us. I tried to stop him folks. Also check out Math Camp Massacres. (For more on Starring You, check out this… Read More

  • New JibJab Video – The News

    http://www.jibjab.com/watch/583911 JibJab, the creators of the famous 2004 U.S. presidential election parody cartoon “This Land” have a new original video out called “The News,” embedded above. The new video premiered tonight at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner. All of their original videos can be viewed here. JibJab is slowly expanding from… Read More

  • JibJab's "Great Sketch Experiment"

    If you have no idea what JibJab is, turn the volume up on your computer and start with their original parody cartoon of the 2004 U.S. presidential election called “This Land,” which has been viewed more than 80 million times. Then go watch all of their other original cartoons here. JibJab is now leveraging their brand to expand beyond a few self-produced parody videos. In April… Read More