D’Rozario looked at reels of work from more than 200 animators. The veteran ad man said he was searching for particular animation styles that would be effective in fluidly communicating a sense of serenity that travelers are supposed to experience with United’s new international business class service as it is rolled out on the carrier’s wide-body fleet.
“Sea Orchestra,” which shows a vast orchestra of sea creatures performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” has the most elaborate animation. Two animators in South Africa who collectively call themselves Shy the Sun created the spot.
United’s new commercials promote its new international service that provides customers with flat-bed seats in first and business class, on-demand entertainment and gourmet cuisine.