Watch: Wes Anderson and 'Coraline' Studio's Charming Phone Ad
Some prime stop-motion animation work has come from Laika studios in the form of Coraline and their forthcoming venture ParaNorman. Now the studio has teamed with director Wes Anderson, who made quite a splash in stop-motion with Fantastic Mr. Fox, for one of the best and most charming smartphone commercials I've ever seen. Normally commercials from big time directors don't interest us, but this is a great blend of talents, and combines the imagination of a child with the minds of fantastic filmmakers to create a lovely commercial for Sony's Xperia phone. We're not getting paid for this, it's just superb work.
Watch Wes Anderson and Laika's Sony Xperia commercial here, found via Movies.com:
The coolest aspect of this commercial is they took something a real 8-year old boy named Jake who came up with this strange concept in his head, and took six weeks to animate it and bring it to life. Maybe we should just let kids come up with the concept for all our commercials. They'd likely be much more entertaining that 90% of the ads out there. To hear Jake's full description of his idea, watch the whole video here. Cool, eh?