Monday, 20 July 2009

Rollerskating Babies!

This was not my planned post for today as I need to ask you guys for some advice later, but have just opened up my e mail & received this, so thought it TOO GOOD not to share. I found an article about this Evian advert in the UK telegraph. Here is an exerpt from said article :-

The video of babies in nappies performing skating stunts to a hip-hop beat has been watched 3.8 million times on YouTube alone in the past week.

In the clip daredevil "roller-babies" leap over fences and railings as well as each other in a city park.

The troupe of 96 special-effects roller-babies groove to a remix of the Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight.

The 60-second film was shot at London's Pinewood Studios as part of mineral water brand Evian's Live Young international television and web video campaign.

The advert is proving a huge hit online with YouTube viewers alone watching the US version almost 1.8 million times.

The international version has been seen over 1.5 million times and the French clip over 500,000 times.

The Evian babies were last screened 11 years ago performing an underwater ballet.

Evian's worldwide director of brand Michael Aidan said that the firm was trying to sell drinkers a "dream".

He said: "In the majority of countries in recent years, our communication has been very fact-based.

"But consumers expect more from a big brand – emotion, dream. This is what we want to achieve – hence this breakaway and back to roots campaign."

One female YouTube viewer said of the ad: "It's one of the cutest things I've ever seen".

The ad was first shown on TV in France, Belgium and Canada over the weekend.

An Evian spokesman said that no date has been set yet for showing the ad on TV in the UK.

He said: "It's working so well virally that plans for TV in the UK are still under review."

Well it has now been viewed well over SEVEN MILLION TIMES so if you haven't caught it yet here's your chance! I'm not going to leave it on my blog for long if it slows it down, which these videos often do I find, so check it out, I defy you to tell me it ain't cute...


Lynette said...

Saw this on a few cute.

Desire Fourie said...

You're so right, this is just too gorgeous for words. Thanks for brightening my blue Monday without water for nearly 24 hours now.

Stefanie said...

Seriously oulik.
How'd they do that?

Michelle Ramsay said...

Very cute!!!

jax said...

this is the sweetest!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh dear Desire - I hope your lack of water didn't last too long...seems like a bit of an ongoing problem for you these days...glad you all enjoyed a bit of Monday morning cuteness here - hope your week's continued to shine ;-D