Hornet New Brunswick Power | STASH MAGAZINE

Yves Geleyn: Getting Smart about Power

Hornet director Yves Geleyn specializes in telling simple stories with style and charm. Witness this new :90 animated spot, the center piece of a cross-platform effort urging the good people of chilly New Brunswick to conserve electricity by switching to programmable thermostats. [Watch]

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Soa Aids Nederland “Be Sexy, Be Smart”

Amsterdam design and animation studio PlusOne crafts a series of swirling and vibrant hand-drawn vignettes to tackle the challenge of raising awareness about STDs and HIV among immigrants to the Netherlands from sub-Saharan Africa, Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and Aruba. [Watch]

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Beware the Dude with Smoke for Hair

Montreal VFX and animation studio SHED help the Quebec government battle smoking among the 11 to 14 set with a charismatic/creepy character fit for a vinyl collector in this 3D spot posing as stop motion, part of an awareness campaign stretching across TV, web and print. [Watch]

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Epic 7-Minute Skippable YouTube Pre-Roll Ad

Android’s “Be Together. Not the same.” campaign continues with this endurance test for your pre-roll sanity animated by NOMINT in London with sound by Huma-Huma in NY. [Watch]

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The Brothers McLeod: Western Weirdness in Warwickshire

Thick Warwickshire accents lend a certain silliness to the unlikely “story of ruthless and intrepid explorers Longhorn and Lawless as they hunt for the fabled Pure Gold.” All lovingly hand-drawn for The Purity Brewing Company by fellow Warwickshireites (Warwickshireinians?) The Brothers McLeod with music by Tom Angel. [Watch]

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Smith & Foulkes: The Grand National 2015

Channel 4’s promotion for the annual UK steeplechase spectacle known as Crabbie’s Grand National Festival takes a mythological turn as Nexus directors Smith & Foulkes and 4Creative craft a classic adventure/fairytale of “The Outsider,” a unicorn foal with runty wings and a twisted horn, overcoming impossible odds. [Watch]

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