Volkswagen Passat : Ta Da!

“It’s amazing how Mighty Nice was able to create 7 unique worlds for our 7 animated families, in such a short period of time…They have a lot of talented people over there.”


Our wizards of art conjured some beautiful imagery for Ta-Da. Starting with an autumnal New York street, featuring rows of brownstones and some ornate ironwork. Casting a caring Dad and trickster kiddo, we were soon ready to show-off the magic that is Park Assist – one of the 7 new VW Passat features.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.


Dad’s new VW Passat has a very magnificent feature – Park Assist. Watch his kids’ amazement as at a touch of a button the car magically parks itself!

The Wonder Show of the Universe


Ben led a team of cintiq wielding wizards drawing our characters. Their attention to detail (moustache!) and flair for performance brought the charm to this spot.

Shane’s designs for Boy and Dad were lovely from the get-go – everyone loves a Ginger!

The art crew – Softly, Chris, Kelly and Jason – worked on the beautiful environments & settings. Each spot had a different colour palette and location.

Vince and the compositing team brought everything together as they massaged all these elements into a unified look. The Autmnal environmental light brought to this spots during compositing is a nice touch.

  • 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
    Pete 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
  • Animators
    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
    Boris Fomin
    Choung Vu
    Dominic Lau
    Serge Astahov
  • 2D Texturing & Painting
    Kallie Ennever
    Ling Siu
    Oliver Abbot

Behold the illusionists!