BEARS IN THE AIRPORT
Enjoy a ridiculously touching Heathrow Bears advert for England's Heathrow Airport from 1987. Petula Clark's song is accompanied by a cameo by Petula herself, though I confess I had to read the Youtube commentary to decipher where she was. This beautifully done piece of anthropomorphia is, unfortunately, undone at the last second by having the bears turn human. This was certainly the work of the insecure clients rather than the advertising agency (you can hear them, silly English accents and all: 'But the audience might think that bears are our only customers...what if they're frightened to travel as a result of the all the bears..." etc.) If you haven't worked with Movie/TV producers, you might not believe such stupidity is possible. But let me assure you...
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Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 12:15 PM