Passion Pictures’ award-winning animation director Gaelle Denis mixes 2D and 3D animation with live action for a magical TV ad for Honda.

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The Honda Accord Hybrid’s green credentials are the focus of a new US commercial that mixes live-action and kitsch animation. Directed by Passion Pictures’ award-winning animation director Gaelle Denis, and live-action directing team Sebastian Hedin and Roderick Fenske (also known as Acne), the spot begins with a regular-looking guy getting into his smart Honda Accord Hybrid car. 
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As he drives along, we become aware that the car is being followed by a cloud of colourful butterflies. A cute 2D bluebird is attracted to the car and flies alongside with the driver. 
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As the car reaches the open countryside, the world around it explodes into life – trees come into blossom, racoons, squirrels, frogs and even pink bears start to dance in the woodlands while the sun smiles in the sky. 
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Pursuing the driver enthusiastically all the way to his parking space at work, the animated wildlife surrounds the car. Having got out of the car, our driver is hugged by a tree much to his embarrassment and to the astonishment of a co-worker. 
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