Strange ad for Friskies cat food

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41 Responses to “Strange ad for Friskies cat food”

  1. JoshP says:

    anyone else see the chocobo?

  2. CheshireKitty says:

    I say, take your wonderful and subversive where you can get it. If you have to slip it in as a cat food commercial, so be it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is what you see when you mainline cat food.

  4. cjp says:

    This is not a cat food at at all. It’s clearly a trigger for a sleeper agent:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doWOdB1d0mg

  5. Heavy Metal Yogi says:

    I remember seeing this commercial at work a couple of weeks ago. I turned to one of my coworkers and said, “Some ad exec had an acid trip.” It’s nice to see some creativity in advertising, which usually plays it safe. The music for the original commercial is awful once you’ve seen the Byrds remix.

  6. Robert says:

    Who-o-o-o-o-oah, new Friskies with catnip! Kitty wants!

  7. Sonofapreacherman says:

    Crazysauce! The world needs more commercials just like that.

  8. 2k says:

    yaaaayyyy heh-haayyyyyyy!!

    weeeehheeeeeeeee… …yow!

  9. Church says:

    How cute that it gets to meet all the singing, dancing animals that it’s going to eat!

  10. murrayhenson says:

    The aliens from District-9 are going to go apeshit mental when they see this.

  11. Enormo says:

    Have you ever looked at your paw? I mean *really* looked at it?

  12. Anonymous says:

    The freakiest thing for me was the turkeys. They had peculiarly long legs. Long for turkeys that is. The rest was meh for me.

  13. BookGuy says:

    It’s like “The Land of Chocolate” from The Simpsons…except with cats! They should have had Kitty take a big bite out of one of the scampering turkeys to make it complete.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’ll have what she’s having.

  15. Phikus says:

    Where’s Johnny Depp?

  16. IronEdithKidd says:

    This ad makes me miss my very first kitteh. He had the same coloration and eyeball-on-my-side markings as this kitty. :-(

    I have long hypothesized that there is a unique quality of cat brain chemistry that places the cat in a perpetual state of tripping-balls. This ad captures that hypothesis and totally runs for the hills with it.

  17. technogeek says:

    Robert: Ya beat me to it. “And after that trip, Kitty has the munchies.”

    The soundtrack replacement does sum it up.

    What were the ad execs smoking?

  18. ethancoop says:

    “a journey to delicious and beyond”
    who writes these jingles?

  19. Anonymous says:

    The ad was shown at the Alice and Wonderland premier just after the audience was told to put on ther 3-D glasses, hence the wonderland theme. I remember the audience applauding the effects at the end and me saying, “You sheeple just clapped for a cat food commercial.”

    • Speak says:

      That would explain. I first saw this commercial on TV and had the darndest time at first trying to figure out what this commercial was selling or who it was targeted to. That it was a tie-in (and in 3-D) would explain the psychedelic quality of the ad.

  20. Mista Spakuru says:

    The boat ride reminds me of H.R. Pufnstuf.

  21. gobo says:

    Was this created by the same folks behind the Beatles Rock Band intro (specifically, the psychedelic end bit)? Sure looks like it.

    • greengestalt says:

      Beat me to it!

      Seems to be the same art style, I’d dare say might be the same graphics company…

      Like it, though!

  22. ackpht says:

    Delightful. Destined to bewilder people who don’t have cats, so doubly delightful. Very creative.

  23. Bray_beast says:

    Here, I put this video plus “Get Well in Jail” on my blog.
    http://thewidenets.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-posted-this-while-ago-on-facebook-but.html

  24. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm, I know, let’s have the cat frolic with all the animals it’s going to devour in our food. That won’t be weird AT ALL.

  25. Jack says:

    I don’t get it. I mean, I understand the ad looks “weird” by some standards, but is it actually any weirder than kids eating cereal and then some Leprechaun jumps out of the box extolling the virtues of tiny marshmallows in their breakfast food?

  26. fnc says:

    “I give Mr. Boots his Friskies at 4:20.”

  27. Anonymous says:

    Wonka Cat!

  28. Ben says:

    Don’t eat the brown turkeys.

  29. Meteornotes says:

    I always figured this was the sort of stuff that runs through my cat’s brain all the time.

    When not thinking about how he can kill me on the stairs, of course.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Felinae LSD

  31. den4 says:

    I think this is a cool CM. There are other weirder commercials in Japan that makes this one look “Normal” by comparison.
    Softbank’s obsession with Smap and the Locomotion tune are examples:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeCA8dlPX9E
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xgUULV6sY4&feature=related

    Then there are the Mad Hatter Laughing Schwa-chan Commercials for an energy drink and others.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcfI0gf9oDc&feature=related

    Then there are the brain damaging Kewpie Tarako Commercials that were painful to watch when they were the fad at the time…
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kewpie+tarako+CM&aq=f

  32. JHHCanada says:

    “Strange” ad for Friskies?
    Um, I think you mean “AWESOME” ad.
    Dude!

  33. frankieboy says:

    Doesn’t that sound like Kim Deal? Or am I trippin’?

  34. Anonymous says:

    It’s really wonderful!!

    Ny wife and I make up stories relating to the adventures of our cats all the time. Things about them going on picnics, battling criminals and cooking birthday cakes. We even have a story about one of our cats owning an international fish biscuit empire :)

    I’m sure we are not the only ones to imagine a fantasy world of our cats. So, kudos to Friskies for making these refreshing ads (as weird as they are) that really do target people like us!

    I do agree with @Church though… it is a lovely world that the cat gets to go into where they can dance with the animals they are about to eat – muahahaha.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Exactly, Jack, the commercial is a reflection of the “reality” of the food that we all eat.

  36. Anonymous says:

    that’s funny, I don’t remember cats having the ability of tasting anything other than meat. maybe it should just be feed the sense. it’d be like double hitter on the insanity that is cat ladies.

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