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Danone: Toddlebox #YOTO by Chemistry & Piranha Bar

Client: Danone
Date: May 2017
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Toddlers take to 'the streets’ in Danone’s rapping ad promoting its online Toddlebox platform, which aims to educate parents the little-known facts about the best nutritional advice for young children

Chemistry worked with production company Piranha Bar to bring to life the concept of #YOTO (You Only Toddle Once). With nutritional aims in mind, the rap is delivered by the Toddlebox Crew's frontman (in reality, talented twins), nicknamed the ‘slim-baby'.

The track is produced, naturally, by Def Pram Records. The campaign hopes to drive viewers to Danone's new online resource in Ireland and help parents make the most of the 'Toddlehood' stage of life.

Richard Chaney, director at Piranha Bar, said: “Herding cats has nothing on shooting a dozen lively toddlers under three. The term ‘choreography’ could be very loosely used to describe the fun we had playing out scenes that brought the song’s lyrics and chorus to life.

“In post [production] we then made the baby appear to sing by animating all but the hero baby's eyes. Various combinations of 3D and 2D animation was used depending on the requirement of each shot. Achieving a convincing natural look to the singer was all down to our meticulous lighting and compositing artists.”

The TVC is currently live in Ireland.


Agency: Chemistry

Creative Director: Emmet Wright

Deputy Creative Director: Robert Boyle

Art Director: Edel Quinn

Copywriter: Laura Fitzgerald & Kathryn Murphy

Agency Producer: Fiona McGarry

Client Service Director: Dee Gunning

Planning Director: Sinead Cosgrove

Senior Account Manager: Mags O’Reilly

Account Executive: Orla Kennedy

Production Company: Piranha Bar

Director: Richard Chaney

Producer: Doireann de Buitléar

Editing: Jamie Fitzpatrick & Damien McDonnell Andrew Teggin

Lead 3D: Sam Boyd

Additional 3D: Cormac Kelly

3D Animators: Sam Boyd & Mark Shaw

2D Animation: Jack Bowler & Mark Shaw

Compositing & Finish: Pedro Santos & Arron Inglis

Music: Dunk Murphy

Grading: Gary Curran @ Outerlimits