Durex Balloon Animals

Naughty, squeaky action…

Not much to say about this Durex ad made by NY animation studio Superfad for Atlanta agency Fitzgerald + Co, except that it made us laugh. Apparently, everything is done in CGI. Shame, we had visions of a particularly filthy-minded party balloon folder twisting away in a studio somewhere…

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