1 June 2010

New Puppetry Commercial rips off Royal de Luxe

It was a strange surprise to see the new commercial for Mayflower Transit made in the United States this month. It copies exactly the extraordinary giant puppetry produced by the well-known French puppet company Royal de Luxe. The commercial, produced for the Grey Agency in New York was done by The Character Shop in California. The gigantic puppet of the young girl is well made and manipulated by master puppeteer, Rick Lazzarini.  Lazzarini, together with The Character Shop created the commercials for Orbitz, which ripped-off the BBC television series in the sixties Thunderbirds. Check out the commercial and you be the judge.
On the Mayflower site, you can view a few different versions of this commercial.

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