Amusingly-authentic ‘vintage’ commercial for Toy Story 3’s “Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear”

in Disney, Movies, Pixar, Television

Cleverly disguised under the YouTube username “MrCrazycommercials“, Disney/Pixar has posted a strikingly-believable “old” commercial for a toy that never existed based on Lots-o’-huggin’ Bear, a new character in the upcoming film Toy Story 3. If you grew up in the late-’70s/early-’80s, you’ll instantly recognize this type of carefree kid’s advertisement:

Disney/Pixar have really outdone themselves with this “viral” commercial. All the necessary elements are there to make it 100% believable: the corny song, the over-copied VHS tape lines, the children skipping around holding plastic lunch boxes, and the obligatory shot of the girl being tucked in to bed – all the while holding and loving their “Lotso” Bear.

I only hope that this ad makes it to television exactly as-is, leaving the majority of viewers scratching their heads and searching the Internet.

Update: Another “vintage” Lotso commercial has shown up online – this time, in Japanese!

Toy Story 3 hits theatres on June 18, 2010.


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    this is spectacular. my main hope is that the grainy quality and static at the bottom were intentional as well; that really added i thought!

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    I want one!!!!!
    I’m a child of the 80’s 🙂

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