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Jeremy Guerrieri: “DROGBA VS MALARIA”

Lord of Barbès director/animator Jeremy Guerrieri and Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba help the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ride World Cup fever to further the fight against malaria.

Drogba narrates the story of his childhood battle against malaria-carrying mosquitos calling attention to the disease still claiming more than half a million lives every year, mostly pregnant women and young children living in sub-Saharan Africa.

Drogba: “I have been a victim of malaria and have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects it has on individuals and families. Luckily I was treated in time and that saved my life. Today we have effective and affordable tools to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria. But we have to work together to make sure everyone has access to them.”

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Passion: Nike “The Last Game”

World Cup hype officially hits full stride with Nike “The Last Game,” an epic five-minute, full-CG branded short by Passion director Jon Saunders and development CD Pete Candeland thru Wieden+Kennedy, Portland. In production for seven months, the film required a peak crew of over 300 including 101 artists and 25 animators. [Watch]

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The Mill + W+K: OSHU “One Down: Make Cancer the Victim”

How good can CG medical animation look? How inspiring can a story about cancer cells be? The Mill and Wieden+Kennedy answer those questions with this Fantastic Voyage-like glimpse at the destruction of chronic myeloid leukemia for Oregon Health & Science University. Robert Sethi, director/CD: “This [Watch]

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Gramercy Park and Walter Stern: Betfair “Octopong”

Fast and fun new CG character and VFX work from London’s Gramercy Park Studios (launched in 2013) and Academy director Walter Stern for the repositioning of Betfair, the world’s largest internet betting exchange. GPS handled all post duties from VFX supervision and the CG octopus, thru to grade, sound design [Watch]

Noam Murro, The Mill and Bacon: Hay Day “Cowboy”

Craig Robinson co-stars with CG critters from The Mill in this :30 confection from Noam Murro for Supercell’s “Hay Day” iOS and Android game thru agency Barton F. Graf 9000.

Chris Bayol, lead 3D artist at The Mill: “It was an incredibly interesting challenge making a cartoony design look photo-real and believable. Just a small part of the process was using skin simulations to make the skin wobble and stretch as it would on a real animal.” [Watch]

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The Mill+: 2014 D&AD Title Sequence

Created with a combination of keyframe animation and dynamics by a small team at the Mill+, this inventive and pristinely rendered title sequence provided the centerpiece for the 2014 D&AD awards handed out earlier this week. Director Nils Kloth: “Every year the D&AD titles are a fantastic opportunity for us to [Watch]