It does exist and so do they

Ever wondered where the disgruntled stop-motion characters of holiday specials past go to hang out?


advertiser: Diet Dr Pepper
agency: Deutsch, LA
CCO: Eric Hirshberg
group CD: Chris Ribiero
sr. designer: Marius Gedgaudas
sr. producer: Tracy Jones
group account director: Valencia Gayles
account director: Helen Murray
prodco: Bent Image Lab, Portland, OR
director: Ken Lidster
EP: Ray Di Carlo
sr. producer: Tsui Ling Toomer
producer: Kara Place
coordinator: Ryan Shanholtzer
DP: Mark Eifert
product shoot DP: Jay Wesley Jones
stage manager: Jim Birkett
AD/set designer: Curt Enderle
art department director: Solomon Burbridge
art department: Greg Fosmire, Marty Easterday, Kimi Kaplowitz, Mary Blankenburg, Daniel Miller, Huy Vu, Jayme Hansen, Kate Fenker, Brandi Cochrane
storyboard artist: Steve Hess
character design: Brett Superstar, Steve Hess, Monique Ligons, Colin Batty
principal animators: Jerold Howard, Jeff Riley
editorial supervisor: JD Dawson
after effects supervisor: Tarn Fox
composite artists: Orland Nutt, Brian Kinkley, Jay Twenge, Sean Saul
composite artists 2D: Traci Cook
post prod: Downstream, Portland, OR
colourist: Jim Barrett

Deutsch in LA developed this neat spot for Diet Dr Pepper that takes a look at what disgruntled, out-of-work stop-motion characters from the holiday specials of yesteryear do in their spare time: they hang out and bitch about people not believing in them. And, of course, when stop-motion Diet Dr Pepper guy claims that people will believe in a satisfying diet soft drink, the characters find it a tough Easter egg to swallow.