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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Wes Anderson directs another commercial, this time for Sony

Wes Anderson. (DIMA GAVRYSH - AP)
Wes Anderson, the auteur behind “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” has directed yet another commercial, this time for the Sony Xperia smartphone line.

Titled “Made of Imagination,” the ad uses stop-motion to animate a child’s take on what makes the phone “special,” according to Sony. (In case you are wondering, yes, the word “special” applied to a piece of technology made me groan a little bit.)

Anderson worked with Laika/house, the commercial division of the animation studio behind 2009’s “Coraline,” on the ad.

The director has directed a number of commercials, including two spots for the Hyundai Azera that aired during the Oscars. The New Yorker’s Richard Brody called the ads “pure delights.

Anderson has still found time to make feature films. His upcoming “Moonrise Kingdom” will open the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Watch the Sony ad below.

By  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Wes Anderson, Sony

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