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Last week saw the arrival of "Play-Doh," in which dozens of stop-motion bunnies romp through lower Manhattan. If you're reading this, odds are you saw it a few times before lunch Friday. While it bested the competition for Pick of the Week, where do the bunnies stack up in Bravia's war chest?
In just about two years, Sony's had three mammoth productions, all of which have crossed over into pop culture and been parodied and dissected. In terms of the excitement on set, "Play-Doh" couldn't be further from "Paint." When we dropped by the shoot (while the wave is rolling towards the camera about midway through) the tediousness of stop-motion was reflected in the late-summer glare of downtown Manhattan's skyscrapers, and the clay bunnies nearby looked ready to weep from exhaustion. For a week and a half Fallon and Passion Pictures shot and waited and shot and waited and ran around to get more shots in the outlying alleyways while the light wasn't quite right, all under the pall of mid-90s New York heat and a relatively unamused populace. Compare that to organizing a massive simulated demolition in a housing project in Scotland where the crew is the talk of the town and it hasn't been 90 degrees since before the Ice Age.