WH Smitih - Mind Boggling Books - Fox TF & More
Hey, long time no see, right? Yeah, I know. I’m glad to see you, though! I’ll be working on queuing up questions tonight and maybe throw a few other bits in.
In this ad for WH Smith, kids have weird, animated effects happening to them related to the book. Keep in mind the video is stop motion, so the animation on top of it is ‘bang for buck’, I suppose! High detail, but not enough frames of it. Alas.
In order! A boy reading a scary book has lights peer out of his ears with bats escaping; his head opens like a lid and two zombies/mummies leer out. Second’s my favorite: Girl reading a book spooks her cat when she suddenly makes a ferocious noise while transforming into some dog/fox hybrid. Doesn’t include her hair, but really nice TF! After, a boy reading a joke book has doors open on his forehead, a black & white inkblot toon pouring red paint over his glasses, & his glasses getting wiper blades. Next, a girl has a bunch of dark cobwebs grow to her, as she looks up sinisterly; her pupils gone, her face heavily wrinkled, and her hair beginning to fray out of its coiffure.
THere’s more. Next kid reading a book about a cat has his hair /head transform into a cat— he blushes. (Haha. I can’t blame you) Last one is a kid reading a football book, so his head turns into a crowd that parts, revealing an (American) football goalpost; he leans down to reveal he’s got a football field on his head.
Whew, that was a lot. This is painstaking, you guys! From one of our friends, HallOfAdvertising.