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Only Slightly Exaggerated, a Studio Ghibli-style animation for Travel Oregon

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Scored by the Oregon Symphony, Only Slightly Exaggerated is a fantastical tourism commercial created for Travel Oregon by Portland-based advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy. The video celebrates the state’s magic and natural wonders, including its forests, coasts, colors, culture, and more. But please be aware, per Oregon Live‘s Lizzy Acker:

In Oregon, it must be noted, frogs cannot and do not sit in chairs, nor do they read. Please, don’t come to Oregon looking for frogs who care about the news.

Later in the video, an elephant-sized rabbit bounds through a field of tulips, carrying children on its back. The tulips are accurate but do not attempt to ride the rabbits.

large rabbit in a flower field
Animated by Psyop and Sun Creatures Studio, the commercial’s anime-style and imaginative exaggerations are also an ode to Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and other classic animated films.

fishing near the waterfalls
crater lake under the auroras
sunset on the beach
Next, watch Studio Ghibli Tribute: A homemade RC Flaptter and Totoro and How to make Totoro steamed buns.

Plus: How Oregon’s Lost Lake drains down a lava tube every spring.

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