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The Corner London, Nick Santonastasso Prank Norman Reedus of ‘The Walking Dead’

For the first installment in the global social media driven campaign “#getFOXed” for FOX International Channels (FIC), The Corner London enlisted The Walking Dead superfan and Vine “Zombie Prankster” Nick Santonastasso to pull an elaborate prank on cast member Norman Reedus.

The 17-year-old Nick Santonastasso, who was “born with a rare condition called Hanhart syndrome and has only one arm and no legs,” has become an inspiration to countless kids and adults living with disabilities. His sizable social media following and rabid The Walking Dead fandom made him the ideal candidate to launch this campaign, which also functions as something of a follow-up to Santonastasso’s own “Zombie Prank” Vine series.

The Corner London flew Santonastasso out to Tokyo, where cast members were promoting the new fourth season of the show, and the show’s special effects expert, Greg Nicotero transformed him into a walker. Cast member Andrew Lincoln also helped Santonastasso pull off the prank, and seemed pretty delighted to help scare the unsuspecting Reedus. It all came together pretty well, and Reedus’ reaction doesn’t disappoint. The stunt has already proved a huge success, racking up 3.2 million views in its first 48 hours and is now almost at the 5 million mark. The fourth season of The Walking Dead makes its premiere on FOX channels outside of the US on February 10th. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Domino’s Thanks 8 Million Facebook Fans By Knocking Over…Dominoes

50,328 dominoes, to be exact. How’d they do it? With seven Domino Experts (cool, yet random), 1 protege (not as cool, more random), and “top secret domino stackers.” Can we just stop for a second and talk about the Domino Experts? They all look like older versions of kids from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid trilogy, and I’ve never even seen those movies.

Putting together this appreciative gesture took 120 hours of labor. However–I hate to do this–there’s a grammatical error. The “We Like You Too” should actually read, “We Like You, Too.” They never said the Domino Experts were Punctuation Masters.

No word yet on what Domino’s will do for their 163,000 Twitter followers, but let’s hope the protege becomes the eighth Domino Master whenever that time comes. CP+B credits after the jump.

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CP+B Celebrates a Kraft ‘Diamond Jubilee’ with More Skimming Parents

Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it as they say. Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s latest effort for Kraft Mac & Cheese, which debuted during last night’s Oscars telecast, continues the agency’s concept of parents who can’t help but bogart some of the gooey dish from their kids. This time, as part of Kraft Mac & Cheese’s diamond anniversary (75 years in case you didn’t know), CP+B and its client introduce us to three generations of Mac & Cheese enthusiasts including the elder statesman (who looks awfully familiar) and has been skimming from his offspring’s plates for, yes, 75 years. And of course, Ted “Golden Voice” Williams is still providing VO. Credits after the jump.

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Halo’s Spartan Throws a Frisbee

Back in May, we posted a new spot from CP+B that featured Halo protagonist Master Chief receiving a diploma to a standing ovation from his fellow high school classmates. Today we received another spot in the campaign from Crispin for Microsoft’s bundled PC and XBOX 360 deal for college students, this time featuring the Spartan reacting to being hit by a disc thrown by some college bros hanging out in the quad.

While we think “Tour” is a bit of an improvement on its predecessor (Master Chief actually does more than walk across a stage), we still yearn for another Halo spot on the level of “Believe” from a few years back. Maybe we’ll get it when the fifth installment of XBOX’s flagship series drops next year. Credits after the jump.

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