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Happy Hour Supplies Two Animated Commercials for Monsters

Teaming with Backyard Prods. and ad agency TBWAChiatDay, Happy Hour Entertainment has completed two 30-second animated TV spots for Sony Computer Entertainment America's WAR OF THE MONSTERS PlayStation 2 video game. The spots, which are titled BARRACKS and DRIVE IN, depict CG monster characters interacting with live-action characters.

In BARRACKS, an oversized Cyclops cowers and stands at attention while being harassed by a drill sergeant. DRIVE IN, meanwhile, features a loud-mouthed, wisecracking monster interrupting a drive-in movie for two young lovers.

Happy Hour completed both spots from animation to compositing in five weeks. Happy Hour co-founders Stephen Bailey and Erik Vignau served as CG supervisor and exec producer, respectively.

Happy Hour, a boutique character animation company based in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 2001 by Bailey and Vignau. The boutique character animation company offers CG, stop motion and cel animation. For more information visit www.happyhour-entertainment.com.

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