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Pop Sound’s Mitch Dorf Mixes Toyota Corolla “Badgers” For Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Santa Monica, CA – (March 11, 2008) – Mixer Mitch Dorf of POP Sound was called on by ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi LA to complete the final mix for Toyota Corolla’s new commercial “Badgers.â€? The :30 spot made its debut during Super Bowl 2008, and is currently airing nationwide.

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“Badgersâ€? begins with a Toyota Corolla parked in the driveway of an elegant estate. In an effort to demonstrate the quietness of the Corolla’s cabin, the estate staff forces an unsuspecting twenty-something into the parked car, where he discovers a mother badger and her babies sleeping in the passenger seat. The VO explains that if the badgers awaken, they will “gnaw his face off.â€? The man silently begs the staff to stop, as he sees a curmudgeonly butler loading a cannon. The butler fires the cannon several times, as the young man in the car recoils in fear. When he notices the badgers are calm and unaffected by the blasts, he releases an unburdened sigh of relief. The inside of a Corolla is so quiet that repeated cannon fire doesn’t wake the badgers. Then, much to his dismay, his cell phone goes off. Frantically, he tries to answer it to silence its ring, but it’s too late. The papa badger in the back seat has awoken, and he is none too happy.

Client: Toyota
Spot Titles: “Badgers�
Airdate: February 3, 2008

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi LA
ECD: Harvey Marco
Creative Directors: Greg Wells, Andrew Christou
Art Directors: Peter Vattanatham, Verner Soler
Copywriters: Denise Reynolds, Shannon Wilch, Sam Bergen
Producer: Jennifer Pearse
Dir. of Integrated Production/Multimedia: Damian Stevens

Production Company: RSA
Director: Jesse Peretz

Editorial Company: Beast
Editor: Paul Norling

Postproduction Company: The Syndicate
Visual Effects Producer: Jonathan Stone
Telecine: Beau Leon
Lead Composite: Verdi Sevenhuysen
Composite: Kevin McDonald

Music Company: Human

Sound Design Company: Human, Beast

Audio Post Company: POP Sound
Mixer: Mitch Dorf
Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan

About POP Sound:
Elegant without being stuffy, POP Sound provides impeccable levels of service, combined with state of the art technology in a beach house chic environment. In a Mediterranean villa, 7 blocks from the Ocean, some of the best talents in the industry have been working since POP’s inception in 1994. For Commercials and Advertising, POP Sound features the talents of Mixers Mitch Dorf, Peter Rincon, Stephen Dickson, Zac Fisher and Tim West. This award-winning team of Mixers has recently completed commercial projects for such clients as Nike, Coke, Mastercard, Michelin, Mini, Bud.TV, GM, HP, Netflix, Xnergy, Xbox and Ford.

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