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Penguins of Madagascar Outdoor Campaign sees Penguins Zip Wire across London’s Edgware Road

Film studio 20th Century Fox have launched a bespoke new outdoor campaign for their upcoming animated family movie Penguins of Madagascar. Running from 18th November until 7th December, outdoor activity for the film, which is a spinoff of the wildly successful Madagascar series, includes a major installation at Edgware Road in London featuring characters from the film zip wiring between two Clear Channel billboards.
The installation joins a range of standout outdoor activity being planned and deployed across the country by Posterscope and Vizeum, based on creative adapted by Hoo Ha LTD. The campaign includes static ads across buses and 96 sheet billboards, and digital activity across Waterloo Motion, JCDecaux’s network of digital screens, Transvision and digital escalator panels. Interactive Clear Channel Adshel Live digital posters will also be deployed across the country, which will enable fans to take their photos with characters from the film and share them online via social media.
One of the standout features of the campaign was a very unusual stunt organised by psLIVE, which took place on-board HMS Belfast in late November. This saw some all action Penguins being zipwired from the Fore Mast, across to the Aft Mast, some 200 feet above deck. The Penguins then embarked on a bus tour of London to generate photo bombing opportunities for social media.
Penguins of Madagascar is directed by Simon J. Smith, director of Bee Movie, and Eric Darnell, director of the Madagascar films. Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong are among the voices featured in the film. The three films in the Madagascar series have grossed more than $1.8 billion globally, with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, taking in $747 million worldwide when it was released in 2012.
Leia Reuter, Business Director at Posterscope, said: “Penguins of Madagascar is the latest in the family of the brilliantly entertaining Madagascar films, and is set to be a smash hit with both kids and parents this Christmas. We needed to create a campaign that captured both the fun and cheeky spirit of the film’s characters, in a way that would help get the whole family involved. The special build across Edgware Road provides a completely unique experience that families can’t get anywhere else, while the interactive posters help the whole household to share their fun times.”
“The campaign reflects a growing interest from brands in commissioning special builds and building experiential elements as part of their outdoor campaigns. Brands are coming around to the fact that outdoor media is about creating a lasting impression, and that by providing people with a unique shareable experience, you ensure that’s exactly what you give them.”

psLIVE use Guerilla Projections to Display Ape Messaging in London and Edinburgh for the Launch of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

For the launch of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie, experiential agency psLIVE are commissioning two projections in London and Edinburgh to build hype around the new release.
To tie in with the cinema release date, on the dawn of the 17th July, pro-ape messaging such as ‘apes together strong’ will be simultaneously projected onto the facade of two iconic British landmarks; City Hall in London and Edinburgh Castle.
This one day activation aims to raise awareness of the movie and promote the ‘apes versus humans’ strategy in an innovative way, using never before seen synchronised projections.
The activity forms part of a wider national campaign which will roll out across high impact digital screens, bus T-sides and beer mats, and also featuring live updates.
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Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox Fly Giant Dragon Over London to Promote How to Train Your Dragon 2

20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation have flown a giant dragon kite through London’s Tower Bridge as part of a marketing campaign for new film How to Train Your Dragon 2.
The kite, which measured 54ft from head to toe with a wingspan of 36ft – bigger than a London double decker bus – followed the Thames from its launch point in North Greenwich, using a high speed rib boat to pull the kite through the draw bridges of Tower Bridge.
The film, released in cinemas on 11 July, is an animated action-comedy starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Cate Blanchett.
The dragon kite stunt was planned and executed by experiential marketing agency psLIVE.
Via: The Drum

Win Signed and Illustrated ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Books with @RailbookClub

Hachette UK has been the latest publisher to feature on JCDecaux’s content–led commuter book club, @RailBookClub. The book club invites rail passengers to tweet their recommendations for books to @RailbookClub, which are then run across JCDecaux’s national network of digital screens.
The latest campaign offers commuters the chance to win 11 signed and personally illustrated editions from Cressida Cowell’s How to Train your Dragon series to celebrate the much anticipated 20th Century Fox release of How to Train your Dragon 2. To enter the competition, commuters are invited to retweet the competition tweet and include its unique hashtag.
Moreover, from today pre-release copy will also be running across D6s, Transvision and DEPs.