Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Animated "zodiac race" for Onitsuka Tiger

Cartoony versions of the Chinese Zodiac star in this bizarre footrace for Onitsuka Tiger (for example, the dragon stops midrace to fertilize flowers with a fireball):

This making of video shows that first a physical island track was made, and then the characters were added digitally:

If there's anything related to the campaign at the Onitsuka site, I missed it. You can download a high-res version of the race at Panda Panther. Via.

*Previously: The Jewish Zodiac.

*Buy "The Great Race: The Story of The Chinese Zodiac" at Amazon.