A Car-Obsesssed Kid Rediscovers His Fantasies in Adorable Honda Spot

Ad by RPA Promotes Restyled Accord

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Oct 03, 2015

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In Honda's new cute spot for the Accord, the restyled car reignites a little boy's passion for cars many years later.

The 60-second spot, directed by Arts & Sciences' Michael Spiccia for RPA, opens with a little kid playing with his dinky toy autos, watching his dad wash the car and sleeping in a car-shaped bed.

As an older kid, he's racing a remote controlled car, and as a teen he's driving a go-kart around a track. In each scenario, the viewer also sees his fantasies, in which his cars come alive at night, his dad cleans a racing car, or he's in an exciting police chase. Suddenly we cut to the boy as an adult stuck in traffic, looking bored and unenthusiastic. But as he glimpses the Accord, his fantasies spring back into life.

The commercial aired first during this weekend's college football game on ESPN, and will also be promoted in social media.

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Oct 03, 2015
Joe Baratelli
Jason Sperling
Senior Art Director:
Amy Servidea
Senior Copywriter:
Chris Bradford
Art Director:
Hans Seeger
David Kennedy
SVP, Chief Production Officer:
Gary Paticoff
VP, Executive Producer:
Isadora Chesler
Joshua Herbstman
Freelance Producer:
Jennifer Weinberg
Production Coordinator:
Jeanette Howes
VP, Director of Business Affairs:
Maria Del Homme
Senior Business Affairs Manager:
Marlys Pulos
EVP, Management Account Director:
Brett Bender
SVP, Group Account Director, Honda Regional Marketing:
Fern McCaffrey
VP, Management Supervisor:
Cathy O'Gorman
Account Supervisor:
Jacob Gentry
Account Supervisor:
Eliza Wan
Account Executive:
Chloe Seitz
Production Company:
Arts & Sciences
Michael Spiccia
Executive Producer:
Marc Marrie
Managing Director:
Mal Ward
Head of Production:
Christa Skotland
Line Producer:
Ben Scandrett-Smith
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Kristin Porter
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Danny Ruhlmann
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Executive Producer:
Angela Dorian
Dina Ciccotello
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Visual Effects Supervisor:
Andy McKenna
CG Supervisor:
Adam Newman
2D VFX Artist:
Matt Sousa
2D VFX Artist:
Chris Moore
2D VFX Artist:
Michael Plescia
Gabe Sanchez
Kevin Stokes
3D Artist:
Pete Coggeshall
3D Artist:
Mike Bettinardi
3D Artist:
Thomas Kernan
3D Artist & Animator:
Abel Salazar
3D Artist:
Aaron Baker
3D Artist:
Adam Carter
3D Artist:
Nathaniel Morgan
3D Artist:
Marko Mandaric
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Tim Kadowaki
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Joe Paniagua
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Wendy Kline
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Kim Christensen
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Patrick Nugent
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Squeak E. Clean
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Adam Primack
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Susie Boyajan
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LA Prep Inc
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