One would not expect that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s new directorial project would be a collaboration with Walmart, but here we are! The retail giant commissioned four Hollywood directors — Antoine Fuqua, Marc Forster and Rogen & Goldberg — to create short films based on the premise that every receipt tells a story. Each director (or directing pair) was then tasked with coming up with a way to illustrate their vision of a receipt for bananas, paper towels, batteries, scooter, wrapping paper and a video baby monitor.
The shorts will air during the commercial breaks for the Oscars, but Walmart has released “Bananas Town” early to give us a sneak peek of what we can expect. Check it out below:
It’s not at all what I was expecting from this duo, but the single long take is a pretty magnificent feat of choreography, with some really fantastic set design and costuming. Walmart evidently put down the big bucks for this, and even though it’s only a minute long, the production value is excellent.
We’ll get a glimpse of Fuqua and Forster’s contributions on Sunday during the awards ceremony, but until then, you can check out more of our recent Oscars coverage below with these stories:
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