Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The Cadbury's Caramel bunny has turned into a nasty hussy!

Has anybody seen the new Cadbury's Caramel ads that have been about lately? (since a few months, by now)

When I saw these my first reaction was "Wow, holy shit, they made her ugly, she used to be really hot!" My friends all thought I was crazy. I distinctly remembered seeing animated adverts featuring this character and she was much, much more appealing than the horribly made-up tramp pictured above. But nobody else seemed to remember. However, I just saw one of the old ads on Youtube again and now I know I'm not going crazy.

Supposedly this one was first shown in 1980 but it must've been on for years, since I was only born in '86 and I definitely saw this one particular one.
Frankly I'm amazed it didn't turn me into a furry right then and there. God damn. I haven't got sound on this computer but I remember her voice being rather nice, too. Not to mention how good the chocolate looks. (also, bugger me, 17p? Good lord)

It seems you can view ALL the old commercials on the official website too. What a treat! The beaver one is still my favourite, though. She's not as appealing or as well drawn in the others, but still miles ahead of what she's become now.

I'm rather late commenting on the new commercials, but I can't possibly be the only person who thinks they've ruined the character, can I? Am I the only one who sees it?

Also, another treat, here's an old Quavers ad I remember from my youth. Good stuff.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

I'm not very good at this "blogging" thing, am I?

So what have I been doing for the past month?

I had a bit of work with my good mates at Treat Studios but other than that I've found that the age of "getting work for no effort" has passed and I must actually go looking, thus I have been putting my showreel together. I've now got 10 delicious DVDs which I will be passing out to London studios on Monday, hopefully (if I can get my act together and do covering letters for all of them today). My efforts were hampered a little by my long-suffering laptop finally dying, but I've at least got a spare computer so I'm not completely sunk.

I also haven't done any construction studies for the past few weeks as, if I'm honest, after the ones I posted last I actually started getting worse, and got so depressed I gave up. I finally started doing more again today, but sadly can't post any for now as I can't get this computer to work with my scanner (but it'll print fine, oddly).

In other news: I saw The Boat That Rocked (it was okay); watched the first disc of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection (there seem to be an awful lot of okay-but-not-amazing Friz Freling cartoons on that one); watched Lolita (Stanley Kubrick version, was awesome, very funny in a dark way); read all of Death Note (incredibly awesome, can't decide if I should bother with the anime, though); and have been watching Hidamari Sketch (maybe not the sort of thing I should admit to, but there's so many lovely games played with colour, graphic design, and editing that I might actually make a post about it, if I can summon up the courage to speak publicly about a moe high-school slice-of-life anime series).

Don't know if I'll have anything to report until after my trip to the Czech Republic on the 7th. Czech is a really goddamn difficult language, by the way.

Also check this out.