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Friday, December 14, 2007

He Sees You When You’re in Sleep Mode

Mac maniac and world-class friend Russell Miller clued me in on a new “Get a Mac” ad (Apple calls it a Christmas card) that delightfully salutes the Rankin/Bass holiday specials. The caricatured stop-motion puppets are a joy to behold, what with a classic Santa Claus, John Hodgman’s outsized nerdy glasses and Justin Long’s hip goatee. Russ is so up on all things Mac that he notified me about the fanciful stop-motion homage (directed and animated by Drew Lightfoot, designed by Shane Prigmore) before Jerry Beck posted about it on his always-excellent Cartoon Brew blog. (Too bad I wasn’t as quick to post.) Thanks, Russ!


Ladytink_534 said...

I saw one of these for the cell phone dudes (Verizon?) but not this one in particular.

Kevin Kidney said...

As the Holiday season is a time to reflect on the past and embrace the nostalgic, it's fun to see the stop-motion process "revisited" at this time of year. Love the ad. Great work, Shane and Drew!