Gene Kelly goes hip hop in this awesome Singin in the Rain VW ad. (~5MB .mov) VIA Coudal.
Some people think the ad is creepy but I think its brilliant... The idea of Blingin in the rain is pure genius.
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE COMMERCIAL!!! That was DOPE!!!! Sick moves too! Napoleon eat your heart out.
Jan 29, 2005 at 10:31 AM
Check this out
not as cool but still innovative
Jan 29, 2005 at 10:56 AM
Found a remix of the tune
Feb 14, 2005 at 11:26 PM
wow wot an amazing ad .... plz plz plz plz plz release the track its class .
Feb 21, 2005 at 01:44 AM
Simply an amazing Ad and the remix is beatiful! Can wait for the track!!!
Nice mp3 also ! : D
Feb 21, 2005 at 07:53 AM
hey socom i love u man,the remix of that tune has put me in a good mood,i couldnt find the original anywhere,nice 1 m8
Feb 25, 2005 at 04:44 AM
Da advert is raw and live. They updated a classic making it present. "Mint Royale" done well remixing da tune and well done to VW 4 ever thinginh of it. This is da DOPEST advert out there!!
(This is da website to da remixers of da classic tune)
Feb 26, 2005 at 12:45 PM
Yeh guys, You really want to know who remixed da classic song. Well here are da Producers, Mint Royale. VW got da right people. Nice one !!!
Feb 26, 2005 at 12:53 PM
You should go back to a film called 'BREAKIN'(1984) where a young break dancer dances with a magic broom ala Gene Kelly...so you see we are back to the future with VW's commercial...
Mar 07, 2005 at 07:42 AM
I love this and Citroens Dancing Robot advert. I have the song for Citroens advert and downloading the one now from the VW advert. My question is How did they make it? Now as a media student I feel I should figure this one out. My best bet is they did the same as The Polar Express which was get someone to walk around and get the netting of a human then put on his face and then using a computer were able to change movements like the hands (if you watch how he moves his hands they look very animated not real). Thats how I think they did it.
Mar 08, 2005 at 11:51 AM
Mewski, Moving Pictures did the VFX for this. Here's a press release with a detailed description of what they did: http://www.moving-picture.com/htmlsite/i_sectionspress.php?id=82§ion=commercials
Basically, the three dancers were composited together w/ Gene Kelly's head
Here's an interview w/ Elsewhere, one of the dancers. The reason the hands look animated is because he's insane. :)
Mar 08, 2005 at 02:20 PM
Wow, it really blew my mind!!
Is there any clip to the Heineken Commercial mentioned in the kottke article?
Mar 12, 2005 at 11:32 PM
That advert is good,whith sum slick moves
VW know how to make an advert
Mar 24, 2005 at 04:36 AM
Ive seen on TV the Heineken ad, the moves in the ad are much more crazy/fantastic than the VW Golf GTI one. Yet, its nowhere to be found on the web, I searched everywhere.
Mar 28, 2005 at 11:23 AM
That was incredable.
The mind is stil burning. :)
How they do that? I need to buy this car! (joke? i heav no mony) :)
Mar 28, 2005 at 12:27 PM
ultimately the coolest ever.. i could watch it over and over....wow
Apr 03, 2005 at 06:45 AM
i'm looking for the heineken ad too! and yes its no where on the web. ( tts how i even stumbled upon here btw) my local radio once played the track in the ad... and i FORGOT the title! does anyone know?
Apr 04, 2005 at 06:45 PM
dope dancing at it's best, apparently the dancer is french. You can get the tune on vinyl on ebay. GET IT NOW EVERYONE
Apr 13, 2005 at 06:24 AM
Someone wanted to know the name of the track in the ad - its 'Singing in the Rain' by Mint Royale, due to be released soon.
Apr 20, 2005 at 10:40 AM
thx so much i just love that song
May 10, 2005 at 12:48 PM
Can anybody tell me , where can i find Heineken`s new advertisment `s song ? Where the people dance .. break dance , or i don`t know ! Or just tell me , the name of the song , i would appreciate it ! Thx
May 28, 2005 at 02:03 PM
I can't help sorry...
May 28, 2005 at 02:20 PM
Heineken: Cobra Style by Teddybears
May 29, 2005 at 09:03 PM
The haineken ad should be this one: http://expanic2.kapper.net/forceDownload.php?file=downloads/heineken.mov
and yeah, the music rocks! =)
Jun 10, 2005 at 04:03 AM
ANDREA! you're heaven sent!
Sep 25, 2005 at 07:19 AM
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