Look at this image
Now look at the one below. See any resemblance?
The top one is from the new ad for Sony Bravia, created by Fallon with the work of 40 animators. Unfortunately, it didn’t credit the husband and wife artist team, Kozydan, from whom they appear to have stolen the idea. Kozydan certainly isn’t mentioned in the ad’s credits.
Kozydan is Dan and Kozue Kitchens, Los-Angeles based artists who create drawings of contemporary urban cityscapes and surreal interior spaces for fine art and commercial projects. They say on their blog:
“Its [sic] hard to think that people at Passion Pictures did not have this early panoramic of ours in mind when they created this new spot for the SONY Bravia line.
To add insult to injury, someone from Passion Pictures contacted us almost two years ago asking to see samples of our work (including this panoramic) as they were interested in working with us. We sent them samples and then heard nothing from them ever again. (It should be noted though, that the more likely culprit is the ad firm who hired Passion Pictures, Fallon)”(I added the bold type.)
Fallon’s slogan: “Outsmart, don’t out spend.” Puh-lese!