Sunday, February 1, 2015

What was your favorite animal Superbowl 2015 commercial

Well, another Superbowl has come and gone.  I was rooting for the Seahawks (I live in the Seattle area after all) but sadly they were defeated by the Patriots.  Anyways, there were many different super bowl ads commercials and I thought I would share some of the animal related ones and see which ones were your all favorites.  Note: I don't own any of the videos below, but I thought I would share some of them with you.

1.  Mercedes-Benz Fable Comercial (basically the Tortisse and the Hare)


This was a funny commercial.  It revisits the old tale of the Tortoise and the Hare (turtle and rabbit) competing in a race where despite the rabbit's speed, the turtle manages to defeat the rabbit.  In this 3D animated version, the tortoise is losing at first, but then stumbles across a Mercedes and lo and behold, he manages to catch up to the rabbit and win.  Liked the other animals in the commercial too. Technically the tortoise cheated in the race (considering that he was using a car), but that was probably more to show off he new cars Mercedes-Benz has.  By the way, the Looney Tunes has done at least similar Tortoise and the Hare story, where Bugs Bunny races a Tortoise and the tortoise manages to come out on top.

2. Budwiser "Lost Dog" Commercial

Although this commercial is not quite about beer, it features a laborador retriever puppy from some horse ranch that accidently get lost after venturing into the back of a truck (much like how it is in Snow Buddies when the golden retriever puppies accidently end up in Alaska after getting trapped the back of an ice cream truck) and ends up going on a "Home ward bound" style journey back to his farm, while braving the elements, hungry wolves, and even befriending some horses to help him on the way back to the farm.  By the way, this is the happy version of events.  Apparently there was a banned commercial, where another dogs gets lost, returns home only to find out that he was sold on a website.

Here is the other version (from Youtube):

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Commercial Mocks Budweiser’s Lost Puppy Dog Sentimental Ad



I have to admit that I feel sorry for the puppy.  I have a golden retriever myself and I would be happy to take the puppy off his owner's hands if he didn't want the pup.

More videos will be shared over time.

Other commercials worth mentioning includes:

- Ted 2 (yes, another Ted movie is in the works),
- The video where a bunch of golden retrievers are driving and barking at the mailman (was also on last year)
- Commercial featuring kittens and others.

Which commercials were your favorite?  Least favorite?  Feel free to share your thoughts.