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Huge News! Authentic Gremlins In British IT Commercial!

This is HUGE!

Before I say anything further, check it out!

The original is here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/apr/30/dragons.den.gremlins.bt

Did you look? WOW!

This is a relatively new commercial, most likely from this year, so we can assume it was made in 2007.

Here is what is interesting:

  • The gremlins seem to be a mix of traditional puppet/wire effects and some CGI for the full body effects.
  • The music is directly from the movie, the same goes for the gremlin “voices”
  • The gremlins are designed after the Chris Walas Gremlins from the first film, with the green and brown look, as opposed to the tan and brown gremlins from the second film.
  • Stripe can be clearly seen while they are leaving the elevator.
  • The elevator is quite adequately lit, apparently someone didn’t check their facts before writing this…we can forgive them on this one.
  • The gremlins seem a bit shorter than usual, which must have been a creative decision.

Why did they choose the REAL gremlins as opposedto some nameless “gremlins” or monsters that other commercials have used? Who did the work on this? If anyone finds anything out about this, we would LOVE to know As Soon As Possible.

For those of you “across the pond”, does this commercial air regularly? Do people talk about it?

Special Thanks to Adam H. and the others that wrote in for bringing this to our attention!

 

 

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15 responses to “Huge News! Authentic Gremlins In British IT Commercial!

  1. Elizabeth December 13, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    My favorite monster movie is the Gremlins !

  2. Caitlin October 1, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Don’t know if anyone has mentioned this but there were BT Gremlins ads on the london underground. I mainly saw them in Tottenham Court road station coming up the escalators. There are video screens showing adverts for various places and they have a BT advert which breaks down revealing a full gremlin ‘behind the screen’ ripping out wires. They actually had two versions with different gremlins on alternate screens as you go up,or down, the escalators.

  3. Batmite June 20, 2008 at 8:00 am

    They also kept the same music!

    I love that music!

  4. Natalie June 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    hi there!

    Yes, this advert does run VERY regularly here in the UK, and it makes me smile every time….

    am currently designing a full lower leg tattoo, with Gizmo, Stripe (as a Gremlin) and MOhawk (as Mogwai). Will probably be adding an ET, Ewok and maybe even a Yoda to it in time, with me and tattoos, you just never know!

    Thanx for a great site!!!

    Natalie x x

  5. scifi1a.k.a gizmo freak May 26, 2008 at 12:55 am

    iv seen it on tv

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