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Center Parcs
24 December 2015
UK Resorts / Holiday Entertainments

A softly sung version of Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors' accompanies a sequence depicting a family of bears who are more than ready for a holiday. Daddy bear - in particular - looks like he might go postal if he isn't given a break and the commuter who glares angrily at him doesn't appear to realise how far he's pushing his luck.

As this is one of the most obvious themes for a commercial designed to sell you a holiday, it's not surprising that the concept feels a bit familiar – it certainly brings to mind the 'Simon the Ogre' spot for Thomson holidays - but that shouldn't stop you being impressed by this. There's something very touching about this world-weary bear... Mustard's Ben Liam Jones and the clever folk at the Electric Theatre Collective have brilliantly combined their skills to create an extraordinary humanity for this CGI family.

Free from the rigours of a 9-to-5 existence, the bears relax within the confines of the advertised resort, specifically pootling around in the woods so you'd be well advised to watch your step if you're inspired by this commercial to visit Center Parcs... because we all know what bears do in the woods.

Center Parcs - "Bears"

Dominic said:

Why's he doing a showboat high pour for his son's hot Ribena as well? Bet it's not even Ribena



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