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Google Animates Ian McKellen, Conchita Wurst, & Sam Smith In Android Pride Ad

Via Ad Week:
Google-owned Android is featuring prominent gay celebrities to promote the mobile operating system's support of LGBT Pride Month and especially its upcoming centerpiece weekend. The minute-long #AndProud video from Adam&eveDDB shows more than 15 celebrities—including, of course, stars from Google's YouTube like Tyler Oakley and Hannah Hart—as characters inspired by Android's small green mascot. The ad is set in London and opens with an animated version of diver Tom Daley jumping into water. We then meet a cartoony Ian McKellen and musicians Jessie J, Sam Smith and Conchita Wurst. Meanwhile, flags from countries like the U.K., Ireland and the U.S. wave in the background.
From the clip description: "Be a part of our global Pride celebration. Androidify yourself to join our online parade, and your character could even appear on Pride parade floats in London, New York and San Francisco."

(Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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