Chicken Licken

Chicken Licken: Undefeated Since Forever

You know you are loved in South Africa when you are given a local nickname-Jose Mercibeaucoup, coach extraordinaire to the “Flaming Chickens” affectionately dubbed, Jose “Mazibuko” by his fans. He shares his passion for the beautiful game and his super striker team. Jose is inspired in an unconventional manner to develop the successful formations that make the Flaming Chickens the runaway success they are! We paired up with director Greg Gray from Romance Films and agency Joe Public, for the latest Chicken Licken ad. This time it wasn’t aliens or robots, but 3D crowd simulations to create a jam-packed, fan-filled football stadium.

The Tribe worked on creating the crowd replications with Autodesk Maya and Arnold Renderer, and the flag simulations using Houdini. Compositing and finishing in online, were done with Nuke Studio. Ultimately, the ad served as a reminder that inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. Jose “Mazibuko” Mercibeaucoup and the Flaming Chickens proved that you can conquer the world – both on the football field and in life- with creativity, determination, and a pinch of spice. Who would have thought that Chicken Licken order numbers are as hot as their chicken.

Agency: Joe Public
Production House: Romance Films
Director: Greg Gray
Executive Producer: Helena Woodfine

Visual Effects / Post Production: Chocolate Tribe
VFX Supervisor: Rob van den Bragt
3D Lead: Tiaan Franken
VFX Producer: Tracy-lee Portnoi
Production Coordinator: Katlego Makhudu
Lead Compositor: Jean du Plessis
3D Artists: Mpho Vukea, Thezi Ndhlazi
Concept / Digital Matte Painting Artist: Michael Howard
Legal / Business Affairs: Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt
Colour Grading: Nic Apostoli
IT Support: Aqeel Abba