Entertainment

06.10.14

Viral Video of the Day: Nike Gets Animated for the World Cup

Pixar-esque short pits soccer stars against evil clones

The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil on Thursday, and to commemorate, Nike has released a five-minute animated short film starring some of soccer’s legends.

‘The Last Game’ depicts an international team of soccer all-stars—including American goalie Tim Howard, English striker Wayne Rooney and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo—tapped to face-off against a league of soccer clones who, unlike our heroes who put their hearts into the game, ‘play like it’s a job.’

Reminiscent of a mashup between Pixar’s superhero hit The Incredibles and Bend It Like Beckham, this fun short will get you pumped up for the World Cup.

Thankfully, it’s no Space Jam.

Pixar-esque short pits soccer stars against evil clones