Tony the Tiger is Back! Sort of.

Who is Tony Candy | STASH MAGAZINE

Based on a sketch by Leo Burnett art director Eugene Kolkey, Tony the Tiger hit grocery stores and the airwaves in 1951 and has since helped kids with all sorts of problems. Now, hoping to attract an older demo, Tony tackles work-related ageism with a 43-year old named Candy who admits, “she ain’t no spring chicken.” [Read more]

Parachute Sees the Light with Tesla “Fireflies”


Director/VFX artist Sam O’Hare relies on a background in architecture/design and the tiny but seriously talented crew at his NYC studio Parachute to push this spec, all-CG Tesla spot into need-to-watch-again territory. Attention Elon. [Read more]

Freeview Play Branding and Launch Spot

Electric Theatre Collective DixonBaxi Freeview | STASH MAGAZINE

UK digital television platform Freeview (a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Sky, and Channel 4), is turning heads this week with sleek and vibrant branding from DixonBaxi and an ambitious two-minute animated spot co-directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn-Erik Aschim at The Line and Sam Brown at Rogue. [Read more]

Updating Ridley Scott’s 1973 Hovis Spot

Mother_Hardstaff_Hovis | STASH MAGAZINE

Four years before Ridley Scott made his first feature film (The Duellists in 1977) he was hammering away directing TV series and commercials including a spot called “Boy on a Bike” for UK bread makers Hovis, a one-minute film since voted the UK’s favorite ad of all time. [Read more]

Crowd Meets Physics: Hilarity Ensues

Buck_Verizon Better Matters | STASH MAGAZINE

When VFX artist Dave Fothergill released “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” last year, the world suddenly realized 3D crowd dynamics could create more than rampaging hordes of Orcs and zombies: it could be funny. [Read more]

WildStar Free-to-Play Launch Cinematic

Fortiche Wildstar | STASH MAGAZINE

Paris 3D/VFX studio Fortiche (who’s “Ekko Seconds” work for League Of Legends graced the cover of Stash 112 this summer) just released the WildStar launch cinematic, another fantasy/sci-fi MMO gaming project crammed with extreme characters, tightly choreographed action, and good fun. [Read more]