Connected Disconnect is a one minute long animation. It was produced as part of a school project by J Francis, and is the first animation produced that features characters from the WG universe.


Connected Disconnect was made by J Francis and a group of students as part of their Creative Practices course at University.

The animation features Jarod Freeman, who stands on a street browsing social networking on his phone while the world around him seemingly falls into chaos. He then switches to a news app which features a breaking news segment, in which the presenter interviews U.S President Barack Obama on the deteriorating state the country has fallen into.


It was a 4-5 week process with about 7-8 days of actual production time from pre-production to editing. much of the work was done within the confines of the computer labs using software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Aftereffects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.


  • A Foursquare supermarket features in the animation, which is a chain of small supermarkets found only in New Zealand.