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The Mill shows its process behind creating those amazing Angry Birds pigs

Either I’m a real schmuck or The Mill is very, very good at what it does. In all truthfulness, it’s both of these things that have made me really believe that there was some Babe-grade pig acting going on in Wieden + Kennedy’s promo for the launch of the Angry Birds II game we covered on the site last month. In it, we see some adorable swimming piggies wearing little hats and running amok. But it turns out these pigs are 100% computer generated, and The Mill has now released a making-of film that shows how they were born as rough paper sketches and gestated by a lot of CG wizardry. It’s stunning work, even if you’re not as gullible or enamoured with anthropomorphised animals as I am.