London-based commercial editorial house Alex Hagon re-launches as Circus, opening a new office in New York’s Chelsea district led by Jono Griffith; Susanne Kelly handles east coast sales and Cristina Matracia continues to serve as producer.
Brickyard VFX creates a game day fantasy for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s to promote the new Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger.
Psyop partners with Clemenger BBDO Wellington to help New Zealand drivers connect in Emoticons, a short film for New Zealand’s Transportation Authority.
Imaginary Forces partners with Ogilvy New York to create an eight-spot campaign highlighting the complex world of Jeopardy! champion computer Watson for IBM.
Alanda Ltd. announces the addition of Scout, a design and animation company launched by former Superfad NY creative directors Chace Hartman and Brian Drucker.
Taylor James partners with Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Nelly to give Honey Nut Cheerios a hip-hop makeover.
MPC LA creates a CG visual metaphor or the interconnectivity of the modern world in a new spot for Deutsche Telekom.
Revolution Pictures partners with Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio to chronicle a boy’s relationship with a robot in What If, the new music video for Five for Fighting.
Toronto-based Tinman Creative Studios wraps the ambitious “140 Character Films” interactive campaign for McDonald’s Canada and agency Tribal DDB.
LOGAN teams up with Saatchi & Saatchi Italy, Movie Magic International (Milan), and Fake Love to pit against a series of improvised racetracks in Trace Your Road, a new spot for Lexus Italy.
Royale takes a voyage through the design and execution of a hoodie in Inside the Innovation, a new spot for Nike.
Bent Image Lab gives El Tabador a Claymation makeover in a new spot for Canadian mobile carrier Koodo.
Studio AKA traces the history of Rev. Henry Duncan and the history behind the building of the TSB bank in The Story.
Venice, CA-based The Mission elevates skateboarding to unexpected levels in the new 30-second “Satellite” for Mountain Dew out of BBDO NY.
The Visual Effects Society issues a call for submissions for the 12th Annual VES Awards honoring the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games.
Stardust teams up with GSD&M to create a promotional film for Southwest’s new in-flight service of Free Live TV.
Academy Award winning Moonbot Studios creates a mobile arcade-style adventure game and animated short film, The Scarecrow, to help promote Chipotle Mexican Grill.