The Kells Conundrum

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Secret of Kells is a fantastic film and easily one of the best made in recent times. It’s highly original, dripping with beautiful animation and stands up to countless rewatching. On the surface, it appears to be the perfect animate feature, so why has it been so hard for it to find the same kind of commercial success that say, Frozen can (outside of the obvious reason of throwing hundreds of millions at it)? I call it the Kells Conundrum and it’s a concept we’re going to discuss today.

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Looney Tunes Weetabix Commercial from 1992

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Too often it seems that when cartoon characters make the leap into animated commercials, the quality isn’t quite up to par with the original material. Thankfully, sometimes one…

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Narragansett Beer Commercial from the 1960s

Friday, October 5, 2012

Although the animation isn’t top notch, it does make you nostalgic for a time when the put real effort into commercials. Via: Mike Lynch’s  great blog.  

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Is The BBC Olympics Ad A Rip-Off?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

To use the tired old quote, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However the line where it turns from imitation to blatant plagiarism is a blurry one…

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A British Commercial With More Bouncing Boobs Than Anime

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Naughty animated commercials are nothing new, but they were supposed to be all in the past, right? No place for such smuttiness in the enlightened age…or so you…

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Wool and Pencils in Stop-Motion Loveliness

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Found via Dark Roasted Blend, this stop-motion commercial for natural gas makes clever use of wool. Found via Reddit, this music video for Australian musician Hudson uses a…

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