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The Colonie’s Tom Pastorelle Edits New Series of Happy Meal Spots for McDonald’s

Editor reunites with creative team from Leo Burnett


The Colonie

’s Tom Pastorelle has edited

four spots

for McDonald’s and Leo Burnett Chicago, promoting McDonald’s latest Happy Meal food choices and toy products. The spots were produced by Creative Film Management with Director Thor Freudenthal and Producer Kelly Amato.

Tommy’s Last McNugget centers on three boys at a kitchen table “battling” for the last McNugget with their Ben 10: Ultimate Alien toys—until they are interrupted by the arrival of a real alien. In Sparkle Motion, two girls have an “Apple Dippers Dance Party”—enjoying apple dippers and chicken McNuggets while playing with Twinkle Toes by Skechers light-up toy shoes.
In Stomach Has Spoken, three girls interview “Jenny’s stormach” where their appetite for McNuggets is sated. That leads into a graphic of the new iCarly toys. Distraction mixes things up a bit. It’s narrated by Power Rangers Samurais who watch two boys enjoying Chicken McNuggets at McDonald’s—and then introduce themselves as the latest Happy Meal toys.
Pastorelle and the McDonald’s team collaborated with confidence, which is no surprise considering they have been working together for the past seven years. “I really appreciate the fact that I am able to continue to work with these guys,” Pastorelle said. “Tony (Katalinic), John (Hansa) and I have been working together the longest and they are great clients. They are talented, smart and able to communicate their ideas and needs easily to me.”
“It was my first time working with some of the Burnett clients,” Pastorelle adds. “A majority of the sessions were spent with Brandon and Kenny who are both new to the team. I really enjoyed working with them. Not only was it nice for all of us to have fresh eyes and perspectives on the product, but the two of them are just great personalities to be around and make the work fun.”
Pastorelle joined The Colonie in March of this year. Along with McDonalds, he has worked on accounts such as Hampton Inn, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Chicago Bears.
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Titles: Tommy’s Last McNugget, Sparkle Motion, Apple Dippers Dance Party, Stomach Has Spoken,


Client: McDonald’s Corporation
Production: Creative Film Management. Director, Thor Freudenthal. Producer, Kelly Amato.
Agency: Leo Burnett. Creative Directors, Tony Katalinic, John Hansa. Executive Producer, Denis Giroux.
Editorial: The Colonie. Editor, Tom Pastorelle. Assistant Editor, James Helm. Design, Lyndsay McCully. VFX/finish, Tom Dernulc.
Audio: Optimus. Joel Anderson.
Transfer: Filmworkers Club Chicago. Tyler Roth.
Music: Comma Music