Charlie Brooker once again takes a look at some of the most overrated and stereotypical British ads of last year.
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The full, extended version of one of the most acclaimed British ads ever made. Directed by Jonathan Glazer at Academy Films with VFX by Framestore, known at the time as The Computer Film Company. Starring Louis Mellis and world champion surfer Rusty K. SOUNDTRACK: Leftfield - Phat Planet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfer_(advertisement)
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One of Guinness' most famous and successful ads in history, in which three forms of life travel through millions and millions of years in search of perfect taste. This advert went on to please critics, boost sales and become an award winner across the globe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoitulovE Directed by Daniel Kleinman at Kleinman Productions, with VFC by Framestore CFC. Soundtrack: Sammy Davis Jr. - The Rhythm of Life
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Murphy's get animation talents from Japan in this advert, following the release of Ghost in the Shell in the UK. The ad acts like a non-Asian anime advert should - six samurai rushing through a futuristic megalopolis to get to the pub on time, in a high-octane sequel to the Brothers Quay's spot from a year prior. Directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo, though some sources claim it to be Mamoru Oshii, at Production I.G. for Nexus Productions. Art was provided by Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Kazuchika Kise.
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The sequel to the controversial "Somebody to Love" advert. It chooses a better number and fits well with Diana Ross' drink-driving problems 10 years ago, but it all goes downhill from here. The breasts of every female adult customer seem to bounce rather suggestively, and the animators really seemed to like a certain large woman in this ad enough to give her a more major part. It just ain't as bad as the next few song adverts, which turned YMCA into the website's theme song... Animated by Hornet and directed by Dan & Jason, featuring vocals by Louise Dearman of British Wicked fame.
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The heartbreaking, award-winning tale of a lamp abandoned by its owner. Some of the criticism included similarities to ads by The Carphone Warehouse, and its win of the Cannes Lions Grand Prix over Honda's 'Cog', but above all that was critical praise and a place as the 8th most awarded commercial of 2003. Directed by Spike Jonze at Morton/Jankel/Zander. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamp_(advertisement)
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Two of Jim Henson's earliest Muppets in most of the gloriously sadistic commercials that persuade you to drink Wilkins Coffee or die. Wilkins and Wontkins would also be used for a variety of other brands, including Red Diamond Coffee. Recovered from Garrett Gilchrist's suspended Henson Rarities channel.
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Long before Oatabix came out, the kind of bear family you subscribers last saw in an advert for porridge dealt with something more wheaty. Created by Passion Pictures, known best for helping start the meerkat craze, and directed by Chuck Gammage, one of the animators of Who Framed Roger Rabbit among other cartoons.
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A commercial made to coincide with The Simpsons Movie, with Kang and Kodos turning the whole world into Simpsons canon. Live-action directed by Paul Hunter.
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Cara and Bertha sing a duet, making this the first time another character in the ad campaign has ever spoken. Why Bertha? Because of the recognition she got for her intentionally unstable boobs. I don't think this ad ever made it onto TV, since Bertha is seen pulling ice cream from between her breasts and even shoving Cara into them, and Cara's back massager grins as he sexually harasses her, and a little bit of Cara's butt crack is shown. It's official from this ad that Dan and Jason are total pervs, and a little more suspicious that Cara just might like them plump after all. *pulls his trousers down in anticipation* Uploaded without a byline. Animated by Hornet and directed by Dan & Jason, featuring vocals by Louise Dearman of British Wicked fame as Cara. Bertha's voice actress is unknown.
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The Virgin Roller Cola Girl, a rollerskating babe with a shotgun, welcomes her viewers to her home. Directed by Robert Valley and Chris Hauge at Passion Pictures, based on designs by Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of Tank Girl and Gorillaz.
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The rare full version of Tony Kaye's VW advert. According to a friend, the minute-long version of this ad was rated U upon cinema release, yet had an 18 certificate attached onto it by mistake.
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The message may be a typical overstatement, but it shouldn't matter quite as much when the execution's this arty. Here's the full version of Lloyds Bank's latest instalment in their cinematic "running horses" campaign. Directed by Sam Pilling at Pulse Films, with cinematography by Patrick Scola and VFX by The Mill. SOUNDTRACK: Astræa - You're Not Alone
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Front Row Joe's brief return cuts the singing (and the budget) as he discovers that for what could be the first time in his life, he's late. It was the last ever seen of Elton and Clyde, but Joe and Popcorn Penny did continue for a few extra years, in CG of course, while Joe himself spent four more years of work with Chile's child safety mascot. Directed by Andy Collen at Happy Trails Animation.
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A Sky technician introduces the Parrs to super-powered wi-fi (which, them living in a world where technology is at a futuristic peak for the 60's, makes enough sense), and Dash just can't resist testing it around the whole house in just under a minute in a new Sky ad cross-promoting Brad Bird's near-stellar Incredibles 2, out in UK cinemas next week, and as good as it is (saw it a month early), none of the films or games have given Helen's elastic neck nearly as much credit as this. Animated at Pixar.
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Directed by Paul Berry at Passion Pictures.
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The iconic kickstarter of Cadbury's "Glass and a Half Full" campaign, the aftermath of a major heath-related misfire that cost Cadbury thousands of jobs, a winner of a whole truckload (so to speak) of awards, the subject of a great number of parodies (most recently Aldi), an astonishing sales booster for the company and now uploaded in 480p for the first time ever, this ad of a man in a gorilla suit made of yak hairs drumming to Phil Collins hasn't aged a wink. A year later, the ad would be re-released with 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' playing instead, as a response to a YouTuber who seamlessly synced the ad with said song. Directed by Juan Cabral at Blink Productions, starring Garon Michael in a suit built by Stan Winston Studio. SOUNDTRACK: Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
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A Superbowl commercial featuring Charlie Tuna, Count Chocula, the Gorton's Fisherman, Mr. Peanut, Chef Boyardee, the Vlasic Stork, the Morton's Salt girl, the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Green Giant and Mr. Clean! The first experiment to cross multiple brand icons over including Mr. Peanut, the Morton Salt girl and the Green Giant since 1972's Exxon/Esso commercial. Animation produced by Calabash Animation.
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Although the beginning stirred controversy due to the animation looking like squiggly-haired (or testicle-headed if you're a real perv) Cara was pulling the microphone out of her unmentionables instead of her pocket, this is a misleading but fun advert, and just the right way to honour the high amount of customers that visited the site, even if it wasn't really 18 million. I think this should've been the only one of its kind, though, as much later the breasts seemed to get bouncier, the pocket animation never changed its position, the singing became more annoying, the song choices less relevant and all the customers returned for no reason other than to insult humanity. Animated by Hornet and directed by Dan & Jason, featuring vocals by Louise Dearman of British Wicked fame.
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Here's the Cinemark spot I never thought I'd find, in which Alvin'd Front Row Joe scores a date with Smurf'd Popcorn Penny and dances with her on the big screen without any rule breakers there to bug them. This is the last time the two were ever saw in motion through any medium. A StraitJacket Design production.
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One of the ads in BT's well-known campaign with Beatrice "Beattie" Bellman (Maureen Lipman) and her anxious husband Harry (Geoffrey Chiswick). Directed by Richard Phillips. Winner of a Bronze award at the British Television Advertising Awards.
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I guess this is bad timing, considering that today an American bigwig cinema chain purchased 88 years of British cinema heritage with Brexit as an advantage, but here's some good ol' American theater nostalgia with Cinemark's top cats Front Row Joe and Popcorn Penny, not to mention the nonconformist Clyde and Elton, from way back when policy trailers defined a good time at the movies, and nobody had to sit through characters from the latest CG kids comedies farting just to remind you to turn off your phone! Produced by Willming-Reams Animation.
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