Through the magic of computer-generated imagery, Galaxy Chocolate has brought Audrey Hepburn back to life for a one-minute commercial by ad agency AMV BBDO and visual-effects company Framestore.
A team of four animators worked on recreating Hepburn's infectious smile as she rides a bus on the Amalfi coast, with many scenes requiring a frame-by-frame hand animation technique to finish the job, reminiscent of when Fred Astaire danced with a Dirt Devil vacuum in 1997, ushering in a new age of dead celebrities as pitchmen.
Hepburn's estate is controlled by her two sons, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, who permitted the use of their mother's image.
The “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” star also posthumously appeared in a 2009 GAP ad.
Check out the results!