Angry Birds Attack in Hilariously Hostile Geico Commercial

Flap! Smash! Whack! Crash!

Red, Bomb and Chuck from Rovio's Angry Birds mobile-game franchise go full Hitchcock, assaulting a suburban manse in The Martin Agency's latest spot for Geico.

Naturally, the homeowners are miffed, as the avian avatars rattle windows and smash flowerpots to smithereens.

Angry Bird Problem - GEICO Insurance

"At least Geico makes bundling our home and car insurance easy," the husband says amid the onslaught. "We save a lot," his wife adds, as foul feathered fiends bounce off the aluminum siding and shatter a feeder on the patio.

Still, having Angry Birds outside beats living with a wild Animal inside, per Geico's last pop-culture crossover, starring the mangy Muppets drummer as an unwelcome houseguest.

O Positive's Brian Billow directed that spot, the brand-new birdie bombardment, and this winner from May with Yogi and Boo Boo Bear crashing a cookout.

In each ad, the humor hits home. As the birds do here, repeatedly, battering the place with their trademark wrath. The crew shot baseballs at the facade during filming, allowing the actors to react naturally as the thumps and bangs reverberate.

One of Geico's biggest hits dropped in January, with '90s rap duo Tag Team remaking "Whoomp! (There It Is)" as an ode to ice cream. That effort went viral, and a branded frozen-dessert product rolled out in September.

"When we think of character appearances, we look for cultural icons that are unexpected, but instantly recognizable," Martin Agency creative director Kim Ngyuen tells Muse. "Geico ads are usually grounded, but with a surprising, entertaining twist. We ask ourselves, 'Does it make sense that this character would be here?' And if the answer is 'Well, actually ... yes,' then we're on the right track."

"We, as homeowners, started listing things that have gone wrong with our houses since we bought them," Ngyuen says. "Birds flying into windows is a real problem. It's startling. Once we landed on birds smashing into a house, we knew Angry Birds was a perfect fit."

CREDITS

Client: Geico
Agency: The Martin Agency
Spot: "Windows"

Client Credits:
Joe Pusateri: Vice President, Marketing
Amy Furman: Assistant Vice President, Marketing
Gary Aurand: Director, Marketing
Tom Perlozzo: Senior Manager, Marketing
Tim Ware: Supervisor II, Marketing
Brighid Griffin: Program Lead I, Marketing
Rese Chorpening: Program Lead I, Marketing
Allison Eckert: Brand Team Planner, Marketing

Agency Credits:
Chief Creative Officer: Danny Robinson
Executive Creative Director: Ashley Marshall
SVP, Creative Director: Justin Harris
Creative Director: Kim Nguyen
Associate Creative Director: Kate Placentra

SVP, Head of Integrated Production: Tasha Dean
Executive Producer: Heather Collier
Senior Producer: Liza Miller
Producer: Elise Canup
Associate Director of Business Affairs: Suzanne Wieringo
Business Affairs Coordinator: Lauren Garrett 
Senior Financial Affairs Manager: Amy Trenz
Financial Account Supervisor: Monica Cox 
SVP, Group Account Director: Matt Mattox
Account Director: Jon Glomb 
Account Executive: Justin West
Senior Project Manager: Heather Hartman

Production
Production Company: O Positive 
Director: Brian Billow 
Executive Producer: Ralph Laucella 
Producer: Grayson Bithell

Editorial
Editorial Company: Mackcut 
Editor: Pamela Petruski
Assistant Editor: Jonathan Baum
Executive Producer: Gina Pagano

Visual Effects, Animation, and Finishing:
VFX: The Mill LA 
Executive Producer: Anastasia Von Rahl 
Creative Director VFX Supervisor: John Leonti
Producers: Alex Bader and Derek Tekus

Sound Design and Mix:
VFX: Heard City 
Executive Producer: Jackie James
Mixer / Sound Designer: Mike Vitacco

Licensing of Angry Birds: David Born and Amber Chung at Born Licensing

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