Step into the adventure behind the scenes of the Sky Movies Christmas advert

Find out what it took for this ambitious film to transport viewers through four famous movie worlds in just 90 seconds


Have you ever wondered what it might be like to actually “step into the adventure” and become part of your favourite movies? Well, you need wonder no more as Sky Movies festive advertising campaign tells the story of Rosie (a girl who doesn’t like sprouts very much) but really likes films. 


In just 90-seconds she experiences some of the most famous movie worlds; from Cinderella and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb to Big Hero 6 and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron as she goes in search of her favourite movie (and gets rid of her sprouts into the bargain).

But how did Sky Movies manage to put together this extraordinary adventure on our screens?

In order to recreate the original scenes with the precision and care that movie fans demand, Sky drafted a team of no fewer than 532 artists, animators, technical crew, editors and extras (plus more than 550 sprouts!). Now that’s a Christmas advert with all the trimmings!

An enormous one thousand man hours were spent working on the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb set alone. An actual moving elevator was created, a rotating wall manufactured from scratch and six bespoke light fixtures had to be handmade to replicate the iconic museum corridor scene.

For the Cinderella section, Sky went knocking on the door of Disney’s costume department to source an incredible 120 original ball gowns from the movie to dress the trained dancers and the extras who appeared in the sequence.

The four brilliant films featured in the advert will be premiering on Sky Movies during the 2015 Christmas period and will also be available on demand*. Cinderella will premiere on Friday 18th December, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on Christmas Eve, Big Hero 6  on Christmas Day and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on Boxing Day.

This fascinating behind the scenes film takes you to the set of the advert in Budapest where you can see the ambitious advert unfold and hear from the people that made this extraordinary mix of live action, hand-drawn animation and CGI happen…


*On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky+ box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky+ box, broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps). Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription