Volkswagen Passat : Achoo!

“Mighty Nice was a pleasure to work and collaborate with! They were incredibly accommodating and flexible when it came to our insanely tight budget and timeline.

When it comes to the actual animation, Mighty Nice’s team delivered more than we could have imagined.”


Pollen fills the air, and the low sunlight carves a glowing path through the sky. It’s beautiful! And just a little bit sneezy. Driving along country roads often encourages a few spontaneous ooh’s and ah’s at nature. In this case some of those ah’s are more like ahCHOO’s!

Dust & Dandelions…


Our red nosed Dad is luckily behind the wheel of the new VW Passat when he starts sneezing. His explosive nasal bursts start the car veering towards another lane of traffic. Not to worry, Feature 1 of 7, Lane Assist kicks in to keep the family on track.

Sneezes & swerves…

In these spots we wanted to achieve top quality, traditional character animation, but also feature rich, beautiful environments with sexy car shots. Creating this kind of imagery from 2D illustrations requires a stupendous amount of talent and called for a great team.
  • Director
    Alex Weight
  • Executive Creative Director
    Darren Price
  • Animation Director
    Ben Ommundson
  • Art Director
    Softly Dunstan
  • Head of Production
    Gabrielle Joosten
  • Producer
    Jane Reynolds
  • Head of Studio
    Jeremy Howdin
  • Storyboards
    Peter Yong
  • Character Design
    Shane Devries
  • Environment Design
    Chris Jones
    Jason Pamment
  • Background Design
    Kelly Wallwork
  • 3D Layout
    Charles Ewart
    Lucas Michaels
  • After Effects, Edit & Titles Animation
    Mike Singca
  • 2D Animation
    Aaron McDonald
    Catriona Drummond
    Jeremy Carlen
    Joel Williams
    Richard Chhoa
  • 2D Character Clean Up & Colour
    Bonnie Taylor Forsyth
  • Compositing Lead & Look Development
    Vincent E Sousa
  • Compositing
    Chris Angelius
    Deborah Ho
    Jeremy Carlen
    Kallie Ennever
    Laura Heath
  • Lighting & Rendering
    Dominic Lau
    Boris Fomin
    Choung Vu
    Serge Astahov
  • 2D Texturing & Painting
    Kallie Ennever
    Ling Siu
    Oliver Abbot

…and a brilliant team to bring it all together.