Animation entertainment brands are very appealing to link with advertising campaigns as most of them have strong heritage and broad demographics. It also allows the advertiser to take a light hearted and soft sell approach, so the viewers are entertained and engaged. All of the animation you see here was developed specifically for the commercial. In some of these spots the characters appear in a new world, and sometimes we see the advertised product in the characters world.

Whhhheat Thins

Year: 2012
Client: Wheat Thins
Creative Agency: Being
TV/Movie: Family Guy

The Griffin family’s dog Brian seems to get rubbed the wrong way when baby Stewie pronounces words incorrectly for no apparent reason. He overemphasises the ‘H’ in the word Wheat Thins which results in the word being repeated over 20 times. Now THAT is how you make a brand name memorable!


Year: 2005
Client: Dove
Creative Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Chicago
TV/Movie: The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo

This campaign consisted of a TV commercial along with a range of print advertisements. We see familiar cartoon ladies Wilma Flintstone, Jane Jetson and Velma from Scooby-Doo come together to talk about Dove haircare.

Also featured in 11 Classic Cartoon Characters Appearing in Commercials

The Adventures of Superman and Seinfeld

Year: 2004
Client: American Express
Creative Agency: Ogilvy & Mather
TV/Movie: Superman

Who would have thought that we would ever see these two guys hanging out? Jerry Seinfeld and Superman team up for two short film 5 minute commercials that are hilarious!

An Instore Buzz

Year: 2010
Client: VISA
TV/Movie: Toy Story 3

With the soothing voiceover of Morgan Freeman, this spot was released around the same time of the third instalment of the Toy Story franchise.

Hard Times

Year: 2010
Client: Coca Cola
Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
TV/Movie: The Simpsons

Seen by 106.5 million people during the 2010 Superbowl, this quite timely commercial features greedy Mr. Burns learning to appreciate simpler things in life as he faces loss of his fortune.

Does Elmer Fudd have trouble with the letter R?

Year: 2010
Client: Geico
Creative Agency: The Martin Agency
TV Show/Movie: Looney Tunes

Poor Elmer Fudd has always struggled with the letter ‘R’, and unfortunately for him the insurance company Geico developed this embarrassing spot.

Also featured in 11 Classic Cartoon Characters Appearing in Commercials

Those Meddling Kids

Year: 2007
Client: DirecTV
Creative Agency: Deutshe LA
Cartoon: Scooby-Doo

DirecTV recruits the Scooby-Doo gang who capture a monster who turns out to the the cable guy!

Also featured in 11 Classic Cartoon Characters Appearing in Commercials