Chicken Licken

Behind The Scenes-"They Also Crave It"

Chicken Licken – Hotwings – Zezorc

When you put together the creative team from Joe Public and Romance Films, under the direction of Terence Neale, we all get excited and magic happens.

Chocolate Tribe collaborated with the team in bringing Chicken Licken’s latest creation to life.
The project kicked of with our concept design team, bringing Zezorc, the friendly alien (and his “hangry” alter-ego) to life. It was vital for us to create an alien we could all connect with instantly.

Once the design was locked, and the 3D character was modelled, textured and rigged, we spend a lot of time crafting every moment in animation.

The over 2 minutes long commercial takes you on the eventful journey of Zezorc and his earthling adoptive family. From camping in the dark woods to shopping for a new mailbox, Zezorc remains on a quest for something more. The story of our dear little friend makes you love our little wing craver, even though he has some issues controlling his hangry spurts.

It was 3 months of pure animation fun and we absolutely can’t wait to create more adventures with Zezorc. What a galactic joy this was!

Brand: Chicken Licken
Client: Chantal Sombonos van Tonder

Agency: Joe Public
Group Chief Creative Officer: Pepe Marais
Chief Creative Officer: Xolisa Dyeshana
Creative Director:  Claudi Potter
Art Director: Gareth O’Callaghan
Copywriter: Cameron Fraser
Creative Business Director: Amber Mackeurtan
Account Manager: Asbo Ofori-Amanfo
Head of TV and Radio: Di Cole

Production Company: Romance Films
Director: Terence Neale
Exec Producer: Rozanne Rocha-Gray
Director of Photography: Adam Bentel
Production Art Director: William Boyes
Wardrobe Stylist: Gabrielle de Gersigny

Editing Company: Left Post Production
Editor: Julian Redpath

Visual Effects / Post Production: Chocolate Tribe
Animation & VFX Supervisor: Rob van den Bragt
Lead Technical Director: Tiaan Franken
VFX Producer: Corlia Ohlson de Fine
Lead Compositor: Jean du Plessis
Compositor: Johan Wentzel
3D Artists: Glenn Ewan, Jarrod Sheldon, Brett Sinclair, Sam Visser, Jesse Sumares, Movaine Govender, Roche Staats, Jandre van Heerden, Orlando Camina, Wesley Matthews
Concept Artist: Michael Howard
Legal and Business Affairs Manager: Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt

Colourist: Craig Simonetti

Music Company / Composer: Pressure Cooker Studio / James Matthes
Audio + Final Mix: Sterling Sound / Lorens Persson