T-Mobile puts on life-size Angry Birds show

Slick smartphone ad only lacks real birds, pigs, and catapults.

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If you're wondering what the possible Angry Birds movie might look like, T-Mobile has put together a life-size version of the hit game with projectile birdies, explosions, and all.

In the T-Mobile promo below, players walk up to a booth, pick up a smartphone, and play the game while a real-life replica recreates the action.

The ad is carefully scripted and incorporates computer effects, but it gives you an idea of what Angry Birds might be like in the real world. It's easier than playing with the board game and plush toys .

The shooting apparently took place in Terrassa near Barcelona; you can see how they did it in a behind-the-scenes video here.

I would have liked to see real catapults, but I'm glad they didn't use real birds and pigs.


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Crave freelancer Tim Hornyak is the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots." He has been writing about Japanese culture and technology for a decade. E-mail Tim.

 

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