Aardman Brings Christmas Decorations to Life (With Aussie Accents) in This Ad from Myer

Retailer Aims to Serve Up Christmas Magic With an Australian Tone

Published On
Nov 13, 2015

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Australian department store Myer enlisted Aardman Animation to brings its holiday spot to life this year, animating the story of some Christmas tree decorations who are on a hunt for holiday gifts.

As the characters - an elf, an angel, a reindeer and a mouse -- make their way across a winter landscape in their search for the 'real Christmas' -- the combination of the cute animation mingled with some typical Aussie humor ("Last year I went to the Gold Coast for two week and nobody missed me," says the angel) makes for a fun one-minute spot.

The stop motion film was directed by Aardman's Steve Harding-Hill in a four month production process that saw each of the four characters sculpted by hand.

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne was the creative agency and its creative director, Stephen de Wolf, said, in a statement: "We wanted to bring a little bit of magic back to Christmas this year, but without being typically saccharine about it. The result is something beautiful and whimsical, but with a uniquely Australian tone.


Nov 13, 2015
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Clemenger BBDO-Melbourne
Chief Merchandise and Marketing Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Offier :
Daniel Bracken
General Manager, Marketing Strategy and Communications :
Nathalie Warren-Smith
Senior Marketing Manager of Retail Events and Services :
Joanne Brennan
Chairperson :
James McGrath
Creative Director :
Evan Roberts
Creative Director :
Stephen de Wolf
Creative Director :
Carolyn Mackintosh
Senior Producer :
Karolina Bozajkovska
Operations Director :
Sharon Adams
Managing Director :
Simon Lamplough
Business Director :
Kellie Lennon
Senior Planner :
Matthew Kingston
Production Company :
Aardman Animations
Director :
Steve Harding-Hill
Producer :
Steph Owen
Production Coordinator :
Caroline Hague
Head of Model Making :
Chris Entwistle
Director, Photography :
Mark Chamberlin
Lighting Cameraman :
Jeremy Hogg
Animator :
Dave Osmond
Post Production Supervisor :
Jim Lewis
Editor :
Dan Hembery

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