The Brooklyn Brothers, Blacklist Animate ‘HotSpot’ the Dog For Optimum WiFi

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By Ella Riley-Adams Comments

The Brooklyn Brothers’ ads for Optimum WiFi’s Hot Spots would be effective if 10-year-old children were the ones who paid for Internet service.  The four-spot series stars Optimum’s mascot, HotSpot the dog, and his technologically challenged owner, Ben. Blacklist’s animation studio WIZZ brings these characters to life, placing them at a Metro North train station, in a café, and at the park. HotSpot the dog is a world weary, tech-inclined pup, while his owner can’t read and thinks his phone is magical.

Fans of iCarly and Fairly Odd Parents might appreciate HotSpot’s “wit” but I think the rest of the Tri-State general populace will find them cute and contrived. The “dumb human” act is an old one, and if you’re looking to meet a dog with personality, you’re better off reading the Text From Dog tumblr.

Credits and more clips after the jump

Credits:
Agency: The Brooklyn Brothers
Art Director : The Brooklyn Brothers
Writer: The Brooklyn Brothers
Creative Director: The Brooklyn Brothers
Producer – The Brooklyn Brothers
Production Company: Blacklist
Executive Producer: Adina Sales
Producer: Alexander Unick
Associate Producer: Patrick Gantert
Associate Producer: Sophie Gate
Animation Studio: Wizz
Director: Geoffroy De Crecy
Producer: Amanda Stubbs
Music: Bullet
Producers: Patrick Oliver & David Horowitz
Audio: AudioEngine
Sound effects & mixing: Carl Mandelbaum
Voice of Ben: Beau Mallard
Voice of HotSpot the dog: Tim Martin
Voice of Lexi: Talia Gonzalez