...but what about the character's careers?
Well, back to posting on my blog....
There's nothing I find more entertaining than Hollywood celebrities whoring themselves out to product marketing.... especially if it's something that has nothing to do with their career image. What makes it especially savoury is realizing this exclusivity right off the bat, and watching the famous name stumble through their lines as if they've sold out to a student film.... smiling all the way.
I look at their faces and can almost hear them thinking to themselves, "Good God, I love money. Money, fame, money. Ahhhhh... slurppp.... if I didn't need to pay for my next cosmetic treatment or substance fix, I'd consider actually developing my sense of morals and base a career on them."
Well, cartoon characters are not beyond this kind of behaviour either- at least the suits who hold their rights aren't anyway. It's actually quite amusing to see the weak connection with products and character names.....
Case In Point 1:
Wouldn't all that sugar be harmful to a rabbit?
Case In Point 2:
No.... spinach is actually much, much better for you.
Gee, I was waiting for the part in the commercial after Popeye eats the spinich and socks Sonny right in the beak..... or at least those mooching kids.
Case In Point 3:
Just don't look into the rotisserie insets.... you might get quite a shock, Woody.
Considering Universal's stand on releasing their cartoon properties either to DVD collections or television, how the heck does anybody in the family even know who Woody is? Maybe the father has a vague recollection of those halcyon days when he used to be able to get up on Saturday mornings and watch the cartoons..... ahhhhh, I miss those days too.
Case In Point 4:
Who puts empty jars with knives sticking out of them back into the fridge? Sylvester's owners must be college freshmen.
The best part of this commercial is seeing Tweety get bashed against the side of the cage. Hey, I'm going to watch it again, and again, and again....
But at least the animation quality in these is really quite good.