CANAL +
TRAILER OF THE
NEW SEASON
CANAL +
TRAILER OF THE
NEW SEASON

For its new seasonal trailer, Canal+ was looking for a new format using animation. Quickly, it seemed obvious to us to create a film using pixel art. Actually it was a great way to impact a wide audience: people in their 40s and 50s nostalgic for Pacman and younger viewers who are digital natives, fans of pixel art and crazy about video games like MineCraft.
The idea was to create a video clip mixing the TV shows' presenters, the series characters, the big sports events and teases of the major movies the channel will broadcast this season, all treated in "pixelized" design.
For the music, we were looking for a powerful song that would appeal to all the viewers. We decided to produce a cover from the 90s. "Freed from desire" matched perfectly with our images and with the rhythm of our trailer. We remixed Gala’s song in an electro style and recorded it at the famous Rak studio in London with a children's choir to give the film a feeling of warmth and happiness.
Convinced of the potential of this song, we contacted Universal who decided to launch the song under its Mercury label.
The song is available on iTunes : https://itun.es/fr/ySn-8

Producer
Emmanuelle Lacaze
Production manager
Charlotte Vande Vyvre
Production director
Chrystel Mallet
Director of the animated part of the film
Nicolas Lhomme
Director of the live action part of the film
Steven Mitz
Scriptwritter
Steven Mitz
Storyboard
R.Segaud
Animated part of the film team
L.Vallerie, Y. Bouchard, G. Lucien, N. Famery
Animated part of the film team
P-B. Harrivelle, S. Gibert, F. Turmeau
Animated part of the film team
D. Darmon, M. Baïle, C. Besseau
Director of photography
Christophe Graillot
Music
Freed from desire / London Youngsters
Music
(R. Gala / C. Andrea, M.Maurizio) / P 2015 Gedeon
Children's choir
Center of young musicians from London
Choir director
Lynda Richardson
Music producer
Gedeon 2015