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Nature-Loving Daughter Swaps Out Meat in Charming Animated Spot

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Animated TVC from TBWA\NEBOKO and Ambassadors promotes Unox's vegetarian sausage line

Nature-Loving Daughter Swaps Out Meat in Charming Animated Spot

Unilever-owned food brand Unox has released a sixty-second animated television commercial to launch its new campaign for the vegetarian line in the Netherlands.

In the film, a butcher’s nature-loving daughter devises a plan to switch out the family’s smoked sausage for Unox’s vegetarian equivalent. As Unox marketing manager Thijs Sleddering puts it: “If you want a day without meat, we offer the solution.”

Unox worked with creative agency TBWA\NEBOKO in Amsterdam on the campaign idea, with the commercial crafted by creative production studio Ambassadors. It’s the first animated commercial for the brand, whose emotive live-action commercials typically show human character and classic Dutch elements.

“Because Unox is known for its meat sausages, we needed to approach this vegetarian campaign in a disruptive way. That’s why we created a story of a little girl born in a butcher’s family. We chose to execute it in an animation to make this disruptive product coming from Unox stand out even more,” says Darre van Dijk, CCO at TBWA\NEBOKO.

Vincent Lammers, creative director and partner, Ambassadors, comments: “With TBWA’s trust and creative collaboration on the narrative and characters we went wild on creating a whole world, including a detailed family history, to tell a rich story with product at the heart, just not in the end shot.”

“With sixty seconds to play with, we were able to really linger on the family moments to show that, while this nature-loving, adventurous little girl and her stern yet open-minded, third-generation butcher Dad may have different ideas, they can meet in the middle to accept each other.”

The film runs on Dutch television until mid-November, after which a 30-second version will play until March 2020 with added tag-ons.

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Brand: Unox

Creative Agency: TBWA\NEBOKO


Directed by: Ambassadors

Creative Director: Vincent Lammers

Lead Creative: Asli Zeren

Animation Director: Nanda van Dijk

Producer: Bo Kops

Sound Producer: Zoë de Regt

Artist Manager: Marissa Zandvliet

DOP: Floris van der Lee

Set Designer: RocknRoll Animation

Editor: Oscar Marmelstein

Colorist: Matt Hare

VFX Supervisor: Stephen Pepper

Lead VFX Artist: Melissa van het Spijker

VFX Artists: Micha de Graaf, Jeremy Verf, Sil Bulterman

3D Supervisor: Will Jeffers

3D Artists: Jeroen Cloosterman, Jeroen Hoolmans, Jonathan Krijgsman, Ralph Meijer, Ivor Ribeiro da Silva, Robin van As, Alexander Buggenum, Nils Johannesson, Robin van As

3D Animation: Nanda van Dijk, Nick Groeneveld

Designers: Maureen van der Hout, Rachelle Slingerland, Iris van den Akker

Sound Designer: Rens Pluijm

Composer: Sebastiaan Roestenburg

Genres: Animation

Categories: Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

Ambassadors, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:24:16 GMT