The brief in a line was to create a series of engaging sponsorship bumpers to promote the FSA’s association with new show “Family Supercooks” - this the talking food was born. There's the wigged out sausage who can't get his head around another talking sausage, the ever depressed and the super positive potato, the egg and salted peanuts. Some of the quirky characters the food has turned into are are loosely based on people at RKCR/Y&R.... Only four actors were used for the 17 characters, with post-production trickery used to create the illusion of completely different faces. The complex business of turning these performances into realistic food characters was in the hands of the geniuses at MPC, who have spent hours carefully crafting perfectly realised examples of actual talking food to great effect.

Update, we now have more:
Angry Beans
Naked drumsticks
Emotional Pizza
Talking Nuts
Scary Ketchup

Client(& job title): Kate Frankum (Head of Marketing, FSA) James Brandon (Acting Head of Communications, FSA) Advertising Agency: rkcr/y&r Creative Director: Damon Collins Copywriter: Mike Boles Art Director: Jerry Hollens Planner: Emily James Business Director Tony Harris Account Director: Sally Nielson Account Manager: Jamal Cassim Agency Producer: Jen Fewster Production Company: Coy! Director: Mark Denton Editor: Billy at Ten Three Producer: Sarah Cummins (Coy!) Post-production: MPC Audio post-production Sam at Factory

Comments (4)

  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    I love these. Some are much funnier than others, but overall they're cute and funny.

    Oct 29, 2009
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Yeah, I think they're pretty fresh actually, not überannoying as bumpers tend to get too often.

    Oct 29, 2009
  • Neo's picture
    Neo

    These are awesome.

    Oct 29, 2009
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Do'h. They're apricots. My bad. One fresh, one dried.

    Nov 12, 2009

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