Adnatomy: How 3 Worldwide Teams Produced a Pokémon Ad Remotely

The Pokémon Company, Niantic and Muh-Tay-Zik / Hof-Fer collaborated in the middle of the pandemic

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How have brands, agencies and production companies been pivoting to accommodate the new reality of remote production? Adweek’s new video series, Adnatomy, explores this question. We’re sitting down with the teams behind some of the most interesting ads of the last few months to discuss how commercial production has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

First up, U.S. mobile game developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company’s collaboration with award-winning director/cinematographer Rian Johnson and Steve Yedlin on their spot for this summer’s Pokémon Go Fest. Watch the full ad and the Adnatomy exclusive below:

Nick is a video producer at Adweek and host of the Gen ZEOs podcast.