Cartoons used to depict characters’ consciences as miniature angels and demons that would hover over their shoulders, whispering suggestions in their ears. Platige Image has a rather more modern take on the subject.
In the ace Polish VFX house’s latest commercial for local energy drink Tiger, the main character’s conscience manifests as a six-inch talking tiger, intent on offering him sex advice.
Faced with the choice of going to bed after a party, or going to bed with the girl sitting next to him, the tiny tempter advises the latter.
“But that’s just me,” he says. “I reached sexual maturity when I was four. When you were four, you reached the height of 3′ 6″.”
Life of Pi, this ain’t. But it is beautifully realised, using a combination of Maya, Arnold, Nuke and the Yeti fur plugin. Plus, the CG tiger is both adorable and ever-so-slightly disturbing, all at the same time.