Animation and Visual Effects: The 9 Best Ads of 2011

A year's worth of visual delights

Stash magazine, which covers the world of animation, visual effects and motion design, has picked its nine favorite commercials of the year. They're all quite brilliant—and we covered most of them throughout the year. The list includes everything from Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey's "King Bee" spot to Canal+'s "The Bear" and the Snickers "Focus Group" ad. See five of the ads below, and the other four—along with full credits—over at Stash's Best of 2011 also includes lots of other categories, from music videos to game trailers (including Deep Silver's Dead Island trailer) to short films. It's all well worth a look.