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Open Celebrates 30 Years of Never Growing Up with Heartwarming Toys"R"Us Film

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Open Celebrates 30 Years of Never Growing Up with Heartwarming Toys"R"Us Film

This year marks the 30th birthday of Toys”R”Us Canada. As the company matures into adulthood, what better time for the brand to pledge a promise to its supporters to remain forever young.

Toronto-based creative agency Open created a film dedicated to the young at heart, be they young, old, or somewhere in between. The message is a playful reminder to never grow up and a shout-out to those who stay playful by doing the things they love. A corresponding Facebook app, called “Never Grow Up”, was created to allow users to take the Toys“R”Us oath online. After submitting their own oaths of what they will always do to stay young, a map then shows their location, along with others, to create a cross Canada portrait of the young at heart.

“The film demonstrates the things that those who are young at heart promise to always do, from playing with bugs, to keeping a sense of wonder, to rolling down hills or firing off bottle rockets. The film has a sweet side, but focuses on the lightheartedness that is inherently Toys”R”Us.” Says Martin Beauvais, Partner, Creative, Open.

“The film is also a nod to the brands’ roots and the nostalgia associated with the jingle we all know,” adds Christian Mathieu, Partner, Strategy, Open.

Released in late September, the film will live online and drive to Toys”R”Us Canada’s Facebook app where users can take their own oath to never grow up.

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Advertiser: Toys"R"Us

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Alter Ego

Flame: James Andrews

Producer: Kara Mallard

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Open

Art Director: Jessica Carter / Jessica Rogers / Tyler McKissick

Copywriter: Kate Thorneloe / Laurent Prud’homme / LauraBeth Cooper

Producer: Brie Gowans

Strategist: Christian Mathieu

Team Manager: Nicolas Rouleau

Creatives: Martin Beauvais

Production Company

Director: Lloyd Lee Choi

DOP: Oliver Millar

Executive Producer: Tasha Litt

Producer: Michelle Woodward

Production Company: Descendants


Creative Director: Yan Dal Santo

Music Production: Apollo Studios

Producer: Tom Hutch


Edit Company: Saints

Editor: Robin Haman

Executive Producer: Michelle Rich

Categories: Toys, Sports and Leisure, Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:10:10 GMT