Monday, May 14, 2007

Weetabix Wabbit

Here is a musical commercial for "Weetabix" cereal featuring Bugs and Elmer. I really don't have more information about this, except it appears to be a fairly recent commercial (1990s?).
Thanks to Michael Bailes for sending this to us:



To be honest, I had never even heard of "Weetabix" before today...

8 comments:

J.E.Daniels said...

I've had Weetabix before, it's like Shredded Wheat.
Great animation and gags in this spot, haven't seen Elmer that animated since his Clampett days.
Too bad it isn't in better quality.

David Gerstein said...

I'm sorry, J. E., but I don't think you're remembering it right. Here's what Weetabix are like...
http://home.uchicago.edu/~nmchang/
...with the slight cavil that the maker of that page obviously likes neither the look nor flavor.
Me, I'm crazy about them. The shape seems aesthetically pleasing and the taste is great, at least in milk.

As for the Bugs and Elmer spot: WOW! "Run, Rabbit Run" is one of my favorite British music hall songs! What a kick to see Bugs and Elmer performing it!

Ryan W. Mead said...

Weetabix is the U.K.'s number one cereal. This is probably a British ad.

Christopher said...

I remember that advert! 10 years after seeing it, even! That's where I learnt the "Run Rabbit Run" song from, and I agree it's a brilliant piece of animation.

BTW, Matt, you've never heard of Weetabix!? Where've you been all your life? :D

PCUnfunny said...

Eh, it was alright. Still can't beat the 60s ads.

Jon Cooke said...

Does anyone have any guesses who is doing the voices in this ad?

PCUnfunny said...

I am guessing Jeff Bergman did both vocies.

Anonymous said...

I remember this adverts well and I love Weetabix, I even eat the new OAT-A-BIX. It was a well produced advert, though I liked the Weetabix mascots, the characters who were Weetabix with different personalities.O-KAY?

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