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Toys Set Off on an Perilous Mission in Mini-Epic From TalkTalk

Derek Jacobi Narrates Spot Promoting Brand's Broadband Offer

Published on Sep 02, 2014

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UK broadband suppliers seem to have decided that toys, not people, are the way forward in the battle for market share this Fall. Last week Sky launched a campaign featuring characters from Toy Story trying to achieve better broadband. Now, rival TalkTalk has launched this spot featuring an animated group of toys, a garden gnome and a pair of fluffy rabbit slippers, who set off on a perilous mission to find better TV.

Created out of CHI & Partners and directed by Nexus' Smith & Foulkes, the ad sees them negotiate jungles, mountains and a sea voyage across a garden pond to find the sanctuary of a house that has better TV and broadband.

It's all very epic; the commercial was shot in cinemascope and is voiced by actor (and perhaps more importantly here, voice of children's TV hit "In The Night Garden") Derek Jacobi. Meanwhile the score features the theme from the movie "Last of the Mohicans." It also continues the brand's tradition of using clever animation, in spots such as Homes Within Homes and Model Britain.

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Credits

Date
Sep 02, 2014
Agency:
CHI & Partners London
Client:
TalkTalk
ECD/Production:
Jonathan Burley
Creative Director:
Mickey Tudor
Creative Director:
Jim Bolton
Executive Producer:
Matt Creswell
Producer:
Roz Prentice
CEO:
Nick Howarth
Production Company:
Nexus
Director:
Smith & Foulkes
ECD/Production:
Chris O'Reilly
Producer:
Tracey Cooper
Production Assistant:
Greet Kallikorm
Project Lead:
Dave Walker
Director of Photography:
Alexander Melman
Animation:
Benjamin Tron
Animation:
Gary Cureton
Animation:
Ed Sherwood
Animation:
Eoin Coughlan
Animation:
Dominic Griffiths
Animation:
Paul Tempelman
Rigging:
Dan Lane
Rigging:
Matt Clark
Lighting & Rendering:
Rachael Dunk
Lighting & Rendering:
Gary Fouchy
Lighting & Rendering:
Liviu Berechet
Modeling:
Matt Clark
Modeling:
Gary Newman
Modeling:
Clare Price
Modeling:
Roxane Martinez
Storyboard:
Cyrille Nomberg
Storyboard:
Adam Beer
Visual Effects:
Thanos Topouzis
Visual Effects:
Daniel Forgacs
Tracking:
Peanut
Compositing:
Time Based Arts
Editor:
Gus Herdman @ Trim Editing London
Post & Grade:
Time Based Arts
Sound Design Company:
Factory
Sound Engineer:
Daniel Beckwith
Sound Engineer:
Neil Johnson
Music:
Platinum Rye
Music Director:
Dave Goulding

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