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Not To Scale’s Pierre + Bertrand Bring the Ultimate Mascot to New 'EE’ Campaign

Not To Scale, 5 months, 1 week ago

Duo design and create SIMOTRON 3000 for Saatchi London's new spot

Not To Scale’s Pierre + Bertrand Bring the Ultimate Mascot to New 'EE’ Campaign

Saatchi & Saatchi approached Not To Scale to design and create a character for EE’s fastest and most powerful sim card – the SIMOTRON 3000. Directors Pierre + Bertrand brought the scripts to life by transforming the qualities of the sim card into the hilarious character traits of a robot, set to a VO by Kevin Bacon. “Our robot will represent the capabilities of the sim card, so it evolves around power, speed, size and the idea that it will transform the customers experience” comments Pierre + Bertrand. Toys were a big inspiration when it came to design as P+B wanted to create something that people would like to touch and play with. “Our way of designing this particular robot was to take the main product, in this case a sim card and design everything from that shape; from the main body to the arms and legs, the shape of the simcard can be seen throughout” Pierre Ducos, Director.

“Animating a robot in action sequences was pretty straightforward but bringing out of it a strong personality was a big challenge. The script was full of comedy scenes and it’s always quite difficult to illustrate a feeling, let alone create one on a robot with no eyes, no mouth, no eye brows. But I think we got there in the end and managed to achieve it” Bertrand Bey, Director. “Pierre and Bertrand have brought our moonwalking, dating app loving Simotron to life brilliantly. There are wonderful touches and details throughout to ensure that our little bot really packs a punch in the crowded market of phone deals and packages" Suzanne Hails, Saatchi & Saatchi. The result is an original and wonderfully accomplished robot who can swipe right at the speed of light, an eccentric character who starts off quite cute and clumsy before pulling some serious moves on the dance floor and diving head first into a smartphone.


Animator: Pierre & Bertrand, Damien Ferrie, Emanuela de Feo

Creative Agency

Creative Director: Suzanne Hails

Creative: Barney Spiro & Harriet Ronn

Producer: Rebecca Williams

Creative Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi London

Music and Sound

Sound Design: Phil Bolland / Factory

Voice-over: Kevin Bacon

Post Production / VFX

Compositor: Dustin Kershaw, Alex Doss

Production Company

Director: Pierre & Bertrand

Producers: Dan O’Rourke

Production Company: Not To Scale

Category: It, phones, Av and computers , Phones

Genre: Animation