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Nestlé

Chocapic - Pico's Fantastic Voyage

Agency: McCann Paris

Description

“And Paf! That makes Chocapic!” This catchphrase is quite familiar to families in France, as is the mascot of Chocapic cereal, Pico. For this project, the client and agency McCann Paris decided to bring Pico into 3D animation for the very first time. Our task was to take the audience on an adventure to discover the natural ingredients that make Chocapic taste so great from a new miniature perspective with Pico as our guide.

We wanted the characters, environments, and cinematography to feel cinematic, even in 15 seconds! The family needed to match with Pico’s cartoony style and yet be relatable. Pico himself required some nuanced texture work to create his fur in 3D while staying true to the original design. The wheat fields and chocolate of course needed to look delicious, but also wondrous.
With one major action shot, we chose a very dynamic camera to put the audience right there in the moment with the characters to experience the rush of movement and dizzying scale.

We are quite proud of the result and look forward to more 3D adventures with Pico!

This professional campaign titled 'Chocapic - Pico's Fantastic Voyage' was published in Canada and France in February, 2024. It was created for the brand: Nestlé, by ad agency: McCann Paris. This Digital and Film media campaign is related to the Media and TV and Streaming Promos industries and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted about 2 months ago.

Credits

Client: Cereal Partners Worldwide - Nestlé
Agency: McCann Paris
Director: Fabien Fulchiron
CG supervisor: Fabien Fulchiron
Lead Generalist: Kim Fredette
Executive Producer: Stefanie Bitton
Head of Production: Lionel Courtiaud
Producers: Nadim Chartouni
Coordinators: Fanny Desseaux
Creative Strategist: Jay Mark Caplan
Storyboards: Alain Seguin, Ana Eskildsen, David Goldstyn
Concept Art: Phoebe Mao
Character Design: Alain Seguin, Michael Renaud, David Goldstyn
Environment Design: Alain Seguin
Environment Lead: Fabien Fulchiron
Character Lead: Alain Seguin and Fabien Fulchiron
Character Modeling: Crafthive Creative
Layout and Posing: Cindy Foucault
Lighting: Lisandre Thériault-Brunet, Fabien Fulchiron
Character Textures: Fabien Fulchiron
Character Grooming: Kobi Kobaissi
Fur Grooming: Juan Paulo
Character Grooming Simulation: Kobi Kobaissi
3D Environments and Textures: Lisandre Thériault-Brunet, Fabien Fulchiron, Ariane Ouimet
3D Prop and Textures: Lisandre Thériault-Brunet, Fabien Fulchiron, Ariane Ouimet, Kim Fredette, Maxime Pelletier
Animation Director: Alain Seguin
Animation Supervisor: Wiley Townsend
Character Rigging: Crafthive Creative
3D Animation: Cindy Foucault, Wiley Townsend, Magelan Fournier-Cozic, Laurent Pilon, Ariane Ouimet
3D Simulation: Crafthive Creative et Fabien Fulchiron
Matte Painting: Michael Renaud
Compositing Lead: Marta Grasso ​​​​​​​
Editing: Marta Grasso

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