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Nike’s 5 Minute Animated Soccer Ad Is a Joy to Watch

Culture

Nike’s 5 Minute Animated Soccer Ad Is a Joy to Watch

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If the geniuses over at Pixar were to make a movie revolving around the soccer universe, it would look something like The Last Game, the latest in a string of lengthy, expensive Nike ads leading up to the World Cup, which kicks off this Thursday. The commercial, which plays like a short film and features soccer superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Neymar, and Zlatan Ibrahimović battling their genetically superior clones, is paean to the spontaneity and imperfections of human creativity. The climax is thrilling, and like any good Pixar film, it feature some topical pop culture humor, in the case a pretty good selfie gag. Check it out below.