One of the best things about working in advertising are the amazing people I have the opportunity to work with, from fabulous designers to directors to photographers to writers. Now, I can add amazing animators to that list.
Michael Killen is the talented guy behind all the animation of our talking cow spots. He’s been doing the CA cows for the last 8 years, did the talking chihuahua in the “Yo quiero Taco Bell” commercials, and also did the animation on the Panda Bears in the recent Panda Express spot running right now.
When all the horrible news about dog fighting and Michael Vick hit the media, Michael felt compelled to do something, anything, to address this sad news. He says:
I was driving into work one morning listening to the story unfolding regarding Michael Vick’s involvement in dog fighting. The more they talked about what goes on, even beyond Michael Vick, I couldn’t believe it.
It was hard to keep this kind of story away from my children, particularly my daughter Erin who is 9 and passionate about animals of all kinds. Seeing as my company is called Animal, what could I do?
Well, what he did was an amazing PSA that’s now beginning to make its rounds around the internet. Please feel free to post this, email this, and share this with every dog lover you know. And if you’d like some background information regarding the dogs in the spots, check out his website.
Thank you Michael, for giving dogs a voice! It’s such a pleasure working with you.