I’ve by no means been to Oregon, however now I’m unshakably satisfied that it’s principally a Studio Ghibli film come to life, because of some artistic liberties taken by the state’s tourism division in “Only Slightly Exaggerated.”
This minute-and-a-half journey is what would occur if Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director of movies resembling My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, took one big bong rip (hey, it’s authorized there) and got down to animate the wilds of Oregon. Mushroom folks hit the seashores, large bunnies gallop by tulip fields, sky-whales… do their sky whale issues. A meteor liquefies and turns into golden goopy eyeballs, like one thing straight out of Spirited Away. A caterpillar with a face rides by the woods and deeply disturbs me. Keep it transferring, large moon-faced caterpillar man.
It’s the work of advert company Widen+Kennedy—whose work additionally consists of the equally-weird OkCupid “DTF” advertisements which are all around the NYC subways proper now—in collaboration with “Minecraft Musical” makers Psyop, and is animated by Denmark-based Sun Creature Studio. The Oregon Symphony gives the charmingly nostalgic rating.
Oregonian software program engineer Matt Fife identified on his weblog that nearly each scene featured on this advert is an actual place within the state, together with iconic mountain ranges like Three Sisters and occasions just like the Portland Dragon Boat Race and the Willamette Valley Wine and Balloon excursions.
If I ever go to Oregon and it doesn’t look precisely like this, I’m going to be so pissed.
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