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trivago - 'To the Mountains'

How we made it

trivago - 'To the Mountains'

Design

A+C was enlisted by hotel search giants trivago to produce 'To the Mountains', a puppet based stop-motion commercial which broke away from their familiar presenter led ads.

trivago - 'To the Mountains'

Storyboard

Storyboarding the production involved visualising the characters swiping on a tablet, being transported between different hotel and holiday locations as they decide which one is right for them.

trivago - 'To the Mountains'

Animatic

We brought the storyboard to life with an animatic accompanied by scratch sound, which allowed us to plan timings for the final animation.

trivago - 'To the Mountains'

Photos

Creating fully furnished sets in stop-motion is always a joy. Every pillow, chair and duvet was created with animation in mind; each being filled with foam to prevent deformation or being internally rigged with wire so that they could be animated easily.

trivago - 'To the Mountains'

Making Of

The models and sets for the production were built by a team of model-makers fresh off the back of working on Wes Anderson's hit film Isle of Dogs. The animation took ten weeks to produce, with all elements of production taking place in-house.

Final Film