Breathtaking animation highlights the plight of the honey bee

Continually exposed to various threats, including parasites and pesticides, the future of the honey bee currently looks a little grim. Aware of the impact the extinction of these little insects would have on humans and the environment, Greenpeace recently commissioned the teams at Polynoid (opens in new tab) and Woodblock (opens in new tab) to create a fake commercial, highlighting the plight of the disappearing honey bee.

The result is this beautifully produced two-and-a-half-minute spot, which introduces audiences to a robotic bee before explaining why these eradicate the need for the real thing. It ends with Greenpeace asking if we want to create a new world or save the one we already have.

The CG and animation is nothing short of brilliant in this piece. Look out for the arrival of a real bee, the detail and photorealism of which, in particular, is incredible. A wonderful concept, beautifully executed.

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.

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