Here's the Wonderful Storytellers Ad by Google That Makes Us Smile
"That's what's so special about stories - they're not predictable." During the Oscars show on ABC, Google aired a commercial they call "We're All Storytellers", a wonderful 60-second spot build mainly around a part of the speech Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton (who won Oscars for Wall-E and Finding Nemo) gave in a TED Talk in 2012. I will fully admit that the TV spot made me tear up, just because it's so beautifully put together, and I don't care that it's a bit cheesy or a bit prophetic, I love it, and I admire what it's saying. Google knows how to make stellar ads built around stories, and here they show they know the dynamics of great storytelling. A perfect ad for the Oscars, and worth a highlight of its own. See the full Google ad below.
"We all love stories. We're born for them," says filmmaker Andrew Stanton (of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Wall-E, John Carter) in this video that celebrates everyone who's ever had an idea, picked up a camera, or searched for a way to bring their story to life. I really do love this commercial, I admire the way it tells a sentimental story through footage and audio-visual interaction. Stanton's full speech about storytelling is wonderful and is a must watch if you haven't already seen it. See Andrew's full TED Talk about storytelling here: goo.gl/fUY1K. The version of this Google ad showed during the Oscars was slightly different, with a shot of Stanton at the Academy Awards. Still a lovely ad to share with all storytellers and movie lovers alike.
Zak Coleman on Mar 3, 2014
what is the film that's featured 48 seconds in? I saw it a while ago and just can't remember its title or filmmaker. Please help!
Sarah on Mar 3, 2014
Should be broadcast again at the beginning of the Oscars.
Bill McConnell on Feb 18, 2015
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