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Japanese Beverage Drinkers Can Create Disney Animation with Their Bottles

A Japanese beverage company is encouraging its drinkers to animate their drink bottles after they’ve finished drinking its contents. They are printing a series of Disney characters on the sides of their tea-drink packaging. Each drawing is numbered, like this:

After someone has collected all the bottles in a series, they can photograph the draiwngs to create an animation sequence:

More details (in Japanese) HERE.

(Thanks, JL, via Cartoon Brew’s Reader Submission Forum)

  • it’s a Flip-Bottle!

  • Daniel Brown

    I don’t know why, but I initially thought it was about the bottles being able to animate rather than a collection of these bottles can create an animation. It is still pretty awesome regardless.

    • jonhanson

      Well it looks like one bottle can animate, just not very much.

      • sam wilson

        If you drink enough and line them up, you can see them move

  • Natalie Belton

    Dang, now I want one.

  • I’m tempted to say “it doesn’t get more stupid”, but from experience I know advertising will find a way soon.

    • jmahon

      “more stupid”? This is brilliant marketing. It isn’t intrusive, it doesn’t insult your intelligence, and it’s a fun thing to do and it’s appealing even without context. What more could you want?

  • Inkan1969

    Gotta collect them all…

  • Mark Mayerson

    It looks like the Mickey animation is from The Symphony Hour.

    • Frank Fontaine

      “Tea and Symphony”?

  • Ned

    This might be the first major animation studio flip book advertising tie-in to take advantage of cel phone cameras on earth.

  • Very well thought out. I wonder how long it took to find them all?

  • Ara

    This is a brilliant marketing ploy. The more bottles you buy, the more animation you see. Those evil geniuses…well at least someone posted a video, otherwise I would feel slightly sorry for whoever actually went out to buy all the bottles..

  • Who says 2D is dead? ;)

  • henry

    And how come no one in the States hasn’t thought of this?

  • I wonder if this ‘Japanese beverage company’ pays for the copyrights to plaster mickey mouse all over their product. If not, this is pretty funny.

  • dave