After 70 years, Volkswagen officially ended production of its iconic VW Beetle in July of 2019. To commemorate the legendary model, the German car manufacturer has now released a short animated film celebrating the Beetle’s history.
Created by Johannes Leonardo, the animated film “The Last Mile” will run on three screens in New York’s epicenter during New Year’s Eve festivities. Additionally, it will air on NBC, CNN and ABC, as well as during the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl and NHL Classic on New Year’s Day.
Titled “The Last Mile,” Volkswagen’s short movie follows a young man and his life milestones, including owning a Beetle, starting a family, and sending his kids to college. Towards the end of the movie, the elderly man watches the beloved car as it flies away and turns into a beetle.
The clip features cameos from famous personalities ranging from Ren McCormack and Kevin Bacon to Andy Warhol and Andy Cohen and is soundtracked by a cover of The Beatles’.