Something fun for this Throwback Thursday…

Erik Estrada avoids a speeding ticket in this Taco Bell commercial from director David Ramser of The Artists Company.

Everyone loves a good “Making Of” video!

Th1ng Group produced this fantastic behind the scenes glimpse of what went into creating Sylvain Chomet’s fantastically French couch-gag sequence for the March 9th episode of The Simpsons.

You can view the full sequence HERE.

Check out the great article in SHOOTonline about Barney Miller joining The Artists Company’s roster of directors and then click HERE to see his reel on the company’s website.

STASH recently ran a feature on this brand new commercial from Lord of Barbès.

"Paris illustrator/director Jean-Michel Tixier’s light touch and clean draughtsmanship ease the delivery of a serious message in this spot for Agefiph, a French organization helping the handicapped to find work. Produced through international talent agency and production company Lord of Barbès.”

Check out Tom Jobbins’ & th1ng’s kaleidoscopic dance of the fruits for Fruit of the Loom.

Seek no Further.

Need cool looking infographics? 

DUCK Studios directing team Screen Novelties added their own stop motion twist to the genre in this piece for Google which discussed user privacy policies.

(Source: youtube.com)

Happy Friday!

For your end-of-the-week entertainment, here is a video that Disney Insider posted recently where you can watch the fabulous Eric Goldberg of DUCK Studios talk about revisiting a classic Mickey Mouse for "Get a Horse!,” which was the short shown before Frozen in theaters.

'Let Style Reign' at lordandtaylor this spring!

Smoke & Mirrors New York did all of the CG, design work, color grading, and finishing on this piece which went live on YouTube this week.

Trending EVERYWHERE this Friday morning is the preview for this Sunday’s Simpsons Couch Gag created by Th1ng Group’s three time Oscar-nominated director Sylvain Chomet!!!

Very high on the list of the coolest th1ngs (hehe) that we have been able to share and the internet seems to agree.  Here are some of the write ups that have popped up so far:

Stash

E!Online -  Coolest and Strangest Couch Gag Yet

AgencySpy - Sylvain Chomet latest to Gain Invite to Animate The Simpsons Couch Gag

Cartoon Brew - C’est Magnifique!

The Washington Post - The Simpsons’ go French

Adland

…and many more to come! 

This animation will air alongside the episode “Diggs” at 7:30pm on Sunday, March 9th.  Daniel Radcliffe is the guest voice for the episode.

Check it out HERE

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C Spire campaign

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Verizon Wireless “Breakaway”

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Mountain Dew “Batman Reverse”

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Coca-Cola “Open Up”

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C Spire campaign

IonCinema.com named The Artists Company director Michael Cuesta’s upcoming film, Kill The Messenger, as one of their most anticipated movies of 2014! 

The Last Ship is a new musical with an original score by Sting!!!!  The show will be premiering in Chicago this summer before transferring to Broadway for the Fall 2014 season.  

Award winning digital design studio, Blind created this commercial along with SpotCo advertising to promote the Chicago World Premiere.

Burt’s Bees continues to dominate alternate advertising platforms; first with their “Classics” videos for Vine and now this adorable Valentines inspired stop-motion piece directed by Th1ng Group’s Hayley Morris for Instagram.

The bear from Chobani’s Super Bowl commercial continues his search for food made with natural ingredients on the streets of New York.

Edited by Tyler Peck of Nomad Editorial.

Check out the article in AdAge HERE.