Looks like Aardman animations had fun here, I paid no attention to the VO, I just watched the animation. Sucker for the stuff, you know.

A small cotton ball rolls through a landscape made by pretty much everything that URBANARA sells. Everything from the smallest bush to the tallest mountain is something you can buy at URBANARA. The creative team at Aardman experimented constantly with the products; changing material, colours, shapes and textures until they got it right.

Aardman director Daniel Cohen, was immediately taken with the concept; “Creating imaginary worlds always interests me, so this script was particularly appealing. I wanted each landscape to look completely different so it felt the cotton ball really experienced a journey. The cotton ball was its own character so in each scene it moves a different way - whether being blown along in the winter wonderland or rolling down a hill in Scandinavia. The project was a great pleasure to work on and the team around me were wonderful.”

URBANARA 'Cottonball' Title: URBANARA 'Cottonball' Year: 2012 Duration: 20" Client: URBANARA Agency: BBDO Proximity GmbH Producer: Anuschka Walle Creatives: Olaf Reys & Phillip Alings Animation Company: Aardman Animations Producer: Jason Fletcher-Bartholomew Director: Daniel Cohen Production Coordinator: Nick Miller Storyboard: Daniel Cohen Animation: Jay Grace DOP: Fred Reed Camera Assistant: Joe Maxwell Electrician: Nat Sale Rigging: Chris Entwistle Models: Chris Entwistle Set Maker: Whirlwind Media, Sean Taplin Set Dressers: Kitty Clay, Kathryn Timmons, Helen Javes Compositing: Bram Ttwheam

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