Dougal Wilson and MPC Go the Full Monty for John Lewis

UK retailer John Lewis and their agency adam&eve/DDB London team Blink director Dougal Wilson with the CG creature skills of MPC in an attempt to match the phenomenal success their 2013 holiday spot “The Bear & the Hare” (by Blinkink and Hornet directors Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn).

The performances of both the human talent and Monty the Penguin are subtle and bang on, and when combined with John Odell’s cover of John Lennon’s “Real Love,” heartstrings are certainly pulled.
MPC_John Lewis 2014 | STASH MAGAZINE
Client: John Lewis


For Blink
Director: Dougal Wilson
DoP: Joost Van Gelder

VFX Supervisor/CG Lead: Diarmid Harrison Murray
VFX Supervisor 2D: Tom Harding
2D Creative Director/Shoot Supervisor: Bill McNamara
Lead Animator: Tim Van Hussen
VFX Executive Producer: Julie Evans
VFX Producer: Sarah Walsh
Line Producer: Sandra Eklund
VFX Team: Amir Bazazi, Fabio Bonvicini, Georgios Kyparissous, Mikkel H.Okholm, Rune Mansson, Tom OFlaherty, David Filipe, Toya Drechsler, Fabrizio Ghiso, Tanos Topouzis, Kasper Larsson, Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Sravan Kumar, S. Sundaramoorthy & Swarup Kumar Panigrahi
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret
Colour Grade Producer: Ellora Chowdhury

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