Nothing cures a case of the 'work-week blues' like a skateboarding turtle, acrobatic ostriches and skydiving elephants.

This ingenious set of ads was developed by the animation masterminds at Cube Creative as part of a 2013 campaign for French television station France3. The ads wish viewers "un bel été" (a nice summer), but for some of the characters, this isn't the first season spent dancing across the Cube Creative screen: the trampolinist ellie and high-diving giraffes made their debut performances in animated short films earlier in the year (yes, that means more minutes of jumping elephants ... which is good for everyone). 

H/T Gizmodo

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