Natalie Labarre, a director with a blend of modern and old-school charm, honed her storytelling skills amidst NYC's hustle and the whimsy of Belgian comics. A School of Visual Arts alum, Natalie embraced the analog essence of animation, later melding it with digital finesse. Her journey with Hornet, from an intern to a revered director, mirrors her evolving animation style—each frame a canvas of painterly elegance.
Her knack for evoking emotion through delicate animations shines in acclaimed PSA films like Me Too - Daniela and LLS - Grace. Natalie's work, a fusion of heartfelt storytelling and artful animation, continues to resonate, turning ordinary tales into gold.
Away - Travel the Vote
We pack up democracy and hit the road with this bold, graphic campaign for Away luggage.
Century 21 - Half A Century | Chimps
To celebrate Century 21's 50th anniversary, Natalie Labarre illustrates 50 years of realtor stories.
Carl & Annika
Carl & Annika - Walking
A creative collaboration marries fashion-forward performance with the boundless creativity of cel animation.
Pride 2023 - We Won't Go Back
In this handmade protest poster-inspired aesthetic we explore the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, from its birthplace at Stonewall 1969.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Coming to Terms
Natalie Labarre gracefully animates a world of calm to help people remain grounded in the face of earth-shattering news.
Traditional Medicinals - Good Digestion
In this spot, Natalie Labarre blends a utopian array of elegant textures and calming transitions to create a ethereal and atmospheric vibe.
Mutual of Omaha
Mutual of Omaha - Protecting your Kingdom
Natalie Labarre helps Mutual of Omaha connect viewers to the animal world, in this "Protect your Kingdom" campaign.
Me Too - Daniela's Story
Courageous stories of #MeToo survivors are given an emotional, beautifully animated stage by Natalie Labarre.
Hoosier Lotto - Holiday Scratch-Offs
A festive and classy series of animations for Hoosier Lotto usher in Natalie Labarre's debut as a Hornet Director.
Renaud Lavency combines stylized characters with hyperrealistic cinematography in this peek into one officer's night shift.