History UncannyValley / Advertising

24th Aug '16 8:37:11 PM PaulA
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* In December 2010, Andrex toilet tissue in the UK, well known for its [[LongRunner long-running]] campaign with [[PreciousPuppies real life labrador pups]], launched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZ88Byh544 an advertisement]] replacing real dogs with [[ConspicuousCG CGI-rendered dog characters]] [[AnthropomorphicShift behaving like humans]].

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* In December 2010, Andrex toilet tissue in the UK, well known for its [[LongRunner long-running]] long-running campaign with [[PreciousPuppies real life labrador pups]], launched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZ88Byh544 an advertisement]] replacing real dogs with [[ConspicuousCG CGI-rendered dog characters]] [[AnthropomorphicShift behaving like humans]].
2nd Aug '16 1:24:22 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Worse yet: The dancing baby part is a direct ripoff from a scene in SonOfTheMask ''([[TheyJustDidntCare you can even make out the baby's mouth still mouthing "Hello My Baby"]])''. A major criticism of that movie is how bizarre and frightening the baby's actions were, and this ad chose to emulate it.

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** Worse yet: The dancing baby part is a direct ripoff from a scene in SonOfTheMask ''([[TheyJustDidntCare you ''(you can even make out the baby's mouth still mouthing "Hello My Baby"]])''.Baby")''. A major criticism of that movie is how bizarre and frightening the baby's actions were, and this ad chose to emulate it.
21st Jun '16 11:25:55 PM MisterCPC
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7uY36-LwA The infamous "Puppymonkeybaby" ad]] from Super Bowl 50, with its odd animations to make it move looking unnatural and creepy. [[{{Squick}} Licking one of the humans in the face doesn't help]].
15th Jun '16 3:03:14 PM Kid
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY This]] piece of MindScrew, courtesy of Cadbury Chocolate: two expressionless children twitching their computer-generated eyebrows to music. That this ad has [[DadaAd no direct relation to the product]] only makes it creepier. It received so much complaints in Hong Kong that it had to be taken down.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY This]] piece of MindScrew, courtesy of Cadbury Chocolate: two expressionless children twitching their computer-generated eyebrows to music. That this ad has [[DadaAd no direct relation to the product]] only makes it creepier. It received so much many complaints in Hong Kong that it had to be taken down.
15th Jun '16 2:54:07 PM Kid
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* A Carmax ad intentionally invokes this trope for a point. In it, a man stops (presumably) at a strange gas station when, in a short while, a small group of [[TheFifties 1950s Style]] [[StepfordSmiler Stepford smiling]] gas station attendants start to wash and do the standard old "Full Service" to the car (checking oil, gas, air..etc..). The man becomes visibly unnerved by this and demands they stop but they don't. Now frightened, the man runs out and accidentally bumps into a equally odd milkman, who, while some of his milk bottles (also in fifties style) are smashed to the ground, can only react with "Oh Dear" in a equally Stepford-like fashion. Finally the man runs (possibly into the bowels of Hell by mistake) screaming away from the scene.

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* A Carmax ad intentionally invokes this trope for a point. In it, a man stops (presumably) at a strange gas station when, in a short while, a small group of [[TheFifties 1950s Style]] [[StepfordSmiler Stepford smiling]] gas station attendants start to wash and do the standard old "Full Service" to the car (checking oil, gas, air..etc..). The man becomes visibly unnerved by this and demands they stop but they don't. Now frightened, the man runs out and accidentally bumps into a an equally odd milkman, who, while some of his milk bottles (also in fifties style) are smashed to the ground, can only react with "Oh Dear" in a an equally Stepford-like fashion. Finally the man runs (possibly into the bowels of Hell by mistake) screaming away from the scene.
4th Jun '16 7:58:11 AM totoofze47
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYQPI2LR0M This 80s Kinder ad]] was taken off air because it scared children. I see why...
** It was taken off the air because it ''gave an older gentleman a fatal heart attack.''

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYQPI2LR0M This 80s Kinder ad]] features a very creepy realistic Humpty Dumpty. In fact, it was allegedly taken off air because it scared children. I see why...
** It was taken off the air because it ''gave an older gentleman a fatal heart attack.''
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19th May '16 8:37:56 PM a83hg
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* [[https://s-static.innovid.com/media/encoded/05_16/16695/7_source_30961_43192.mp4 This disturbing Honda commercial]] depicts humans with cube heads. It's pretty creepy once you see it yourself.
23rd Mar '16 8:23:11 AM ObsidianFire
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JjtZlPdLs This]] TV-ad for Diet Coke, featuring creepy big-headed, big-eyed pale puppets. One thing is for sure, whoever is responsible for this, was ''not'' GenreSavvy...

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JjtZlPdLs This]] TV-ad for Diet Coke, featuring creepy big-headed, big-eyed pale puppets. One thing is for sure, whoever is responsible for this, was ''not'' GenreSavvy...
7th Jan '16 8:19:33 AM a83hg
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* This commercial for MTS, featuring the [[SarcasmMode new and exciting concept]] of cheap CGI and babies doing things babies can't normally do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg37kafMsWk

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* This commercial for MTS, featuring the [[SarcasmMode new and exciting concept]] of cheap CGI and babies doing things babies can't normally do. https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg37kafMsWkcom/watch?v=rg37kafMsWk This]] commercial for MTS, featuring the [[SarcasmMode new and exciting concept]] of cheap CGI and babies doing things babies can't normally do.
* [[https://youtu.be/1635NsRQHw8 This commercial]] for the prescription drug Prezcobix. The designs of the people are very disturbing. Their stiff movements don't help either. [[SarcasmMode The kids will love it!]]
28th Dec '15 4:43:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cravendale presents [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-PfqVlBUuQ "Barry The Biscuit Boy"]]. Ugh. You'd have thought that people made of biscuits would look pleasant or even cute, wouldn't you? But no. The high-pitched voice of [[TheTigerLillies the narrator]] doesn't help either. YMMV on this one, though.

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* Cravendale presents [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-PfqVlBUuQ "Barry The Biscuit Boy"]]. Ugh. You'd have thought that people made of biscuits would look pleasant or even cute, wouldn't you? But no. The high-pitched voice of [[TheTigerLillies [[Music/TheTigerLillies the narrator]] doesn't help either. YMMV on this one, though.
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