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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-PayPal gets kind of freaky with “Voices” spot (video above).

-Film and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launched a new creative studio called Girl Overboard. link

-International visual effects and design company Smoke & Mirrors has named as Andrea Scaglione creative director of its New York office.

-Colorist Oscar Oboza launches Nice Shoes Minneapolis out of Volt studios. link

-Momentum Worldwide Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Jon Hamm has left the agency (where he has been since 2010) to move back to London.

-Whitehouse Post announced the addition of editor Mark Burnett to its roster. link

-Mobile app Pitcher offers “an A-grade long list of the finest agencies in Amsterdam” to brands. link

-Apple celebrates the surprise release of U2′s new album for free on iTunes. link

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Kia Best Keep on Dreaming

Now that the Yo Gabba Gabba characters and The Heavy song have been thankfully tucked away in their drawers,   David&Goliath is attempting to open up new doorways for Kia in the spot above called “Sweet Dreams.”

The spot takes us on a journey through a little boy’s imagination as his race car bed turns into a real car, his closet doors open to a magical world and we’re off. Not bad. Nice piece. Midsize sedan, though? Wrong car. Give it up to D&G for trying, though.

Kia decided it was time to elevate the midsize category and show its true potential. The automaker’s goal? Encourage kids to pin up a poster of the 2011 Kia Optima rather than a $250,000 shiny red Ferrari or fancy luxury sedan which is a very tall order if you ask us. This spot fits better for a sports car or luxury sedan, not the Optima. View agency credits after the jump.

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