This Freaky Flying Chicken Turned Out to Be an Ad for Vegan Nuggets
What has 10 MB of memory, 3.2-megapixel eyes, upper and lower "flappy things" on its face, and fully functioning wings?
Why, an advanced animatronic chicken drone, of course!
Rethink and SFX Studio launched the bogus bird to promote Simulate Nuggs, a line of vegan nuggets distributed by McCain Foods.
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"Making things that are just like chickens, but better, is just what we do," Nuggs explains in this project video:
Despite conspiracy theories, drone birds aren't really a thing. Also, chickens really can fly. A little. Sometimes. Just barely above the ground. They prefer to work as photographers. But that's an entirely different campaign.
"It was so messed up yet perfectly on brief," says Rethink creative chief Aaron Starkman. "We just couldn't stop laughing at the premise to demonstrate the point that making amazing plant-based nuggets is a rare feat."