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We’ve collected the Top 10 best animated ads, documentaries and short films for you to watch and put them all in one place.
5 New Ways To Greet Each Other
This charming animation that shows you all the new ways that you can greet people during Coronavirus without shaking hands.
We’ve all been told to wash our hands much more frequently, but it’s also important to keep an eye on what we’re doing with our hands as well. Experts have said that handshakes are a really easy way to pass on the virus. So, lots of people have come up with alternatives that still have the same sort of “feel” of a handshake but can be done without actually having to touch hands.
Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth Trailer
Apple TV released this lovely trailer for their new animated short film Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth.
The film will feature the voices of Chris O’Dowd, Ruth Negga, Jacob Tremblay and Meryl Streep. The story follows two parents as they tell their young son about the wonders of Planet Earth. Through reading books, exploring bits of their city and talking to other people, the boy becomes obsessed with seeing as much of the planet as possible.
Here We Are|Apple TV|3D Animation
Mercedes’ Amazing Origin Story
Mercedes-Benz revealed their charming origin story in this animated ad.
The car company is one of the oldest in the world and is one of the most well known German brands. They’re still going strong today and are renowned for their world-class vehicles. The company started off as two different companies, Daimler and Benz. Both companies were early into the automobile industry and they both set the standard for other automakers. Daimler made the groundbreaking Mercedes race car, named after the daughter of the racer who ordered it.
Mercedes-Benz|A Girl Called Mercedes|2D Animation
Wagamama – From Bowl To Soul
The Japanese food restaurant chain Wagamama made this Anime style advert called “Bowl to soul”.
Established in the UK in the early 90s, the brand has grown massively since then. Its owner looked to bring traditional Japanese cuisine into the mainstream and export it across Britain. Many of the recipes and menu items are classics in East Asia and the company prides itself on making authentic grub.
Wagamama|Bowl To Soul|2D Animation
Chanel – The Story Of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
Chanel released this animated short documentary about their iconic founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.
Despite not being an artist herself, she was good friends with many of the tastemakers of her time. The video reveals her intimate circle of creators that she was friends with by describing her through their most famous work. She was close to Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Frédéric Chopin. Basically her black book was a who’s who of important cultural figures of the 20th century.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel|Chanel|Fashion
20th Century Studios – The Call Of The Wild
20th Century Studios made this lovely stop-motion trailer for their new film The Call Of The Wild starring Harrison Ford.
The movie is based on the famous novel of the same name. It follows the story of a dog called Buck, as he’s stolen and taken to the Canadian Tundra by freight haulers. Whilst there, he meets John Thornton and the two travel across the open landscape. The core themes of the story are around the idea of self-discovery and adventure. The novel that the film is based on was inspired by its author’s experiences during the Klondike Gold Rush that took place in the early 20th century.
The Call Of The Wild|20th Century Studios|Stop-Motion
Watch Slack’s Super Satisfying Promo
Communication app Slack made this super satisfying ad where they show why they’re the best way to chat to your colleagues.
We’ve all experienced issues with emails before. From “bccing”, to “ccing”, to overfilled inboxes to missed messages, it can all bit a bit manic sometimes. Is there a better way to communicate? Are we doomed to be stuck in the mad world of emails forever and ever? Well, Slack says that there is an alternative.
Slack|Giant Ant|3D Animation
CNN Style – The History Of Red Lipstick
CNN Style goes back through the fascinating history of red lipstick in this animated video.
The practice of colouring in your lips is thousands of years old and red was one of the earliest colours of choice. The Egyptians were early adopters as were the Greeks. The folk in Athens had a slightly less glamorous application for it though, it was used by prostitutes to denote their social class. The style flourished in Asia but was disregarded in Europe, as it was seen as occultist and scandalous.
CNN|Evolution Of Lipstick|2D Animation
Volkswagen – The Last Mile
Volkswagen released this moving short film called The Last Mile, which says goodbye to their iconic Beetle car.
The Beetle was one of the most well-known cars of the 20th century. Famed for its unique look, compact size and durability, the car became a pop culture mainstay. It’s legacy spanned generations as it remained a go-to car for decades after its initial release.
The Beetle|Volkswagen|2D Animation
Amazon Music – A Voice Is All You Need
Amazon Music enlists the skills of silky smooth songstress Alicia Keys in this animated ad.
In it, we see an animated version of the singer’s mouth belting out her hit song Underdog. The tune is an ode to all the under-appreciated hard workers in society. Single mothers, young teachers, student doctors and soldiers all get shout outs. Alicia wants to remind us about the people who are often forgotten about, despite the important roles that they play in our society.
Amazon Music|Amazon|2D Animation
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