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Wheatus
'Christmas Dirtbag'
30 November 2023 4 mins 13s

While DAVID usually has the most discerning taste known to man, he has to admit he's susceptible to a bit of festive cheese. This delightfully silly promo for Wheatus's Christmas reworking of their one-hit wonder 'Teenage Dirtbag' features a pooch who isn't feeling the seasonal spirit, as he fears he's been overlooked by the big man in the red suit.

Sketchy animation puts us in mind of Adult Swim's grown-up cartoons, as the starring dog is foiled at every turn by humans who won't share their slap-up dinners, freezing temperatures, and a forgetful Saint Nick. Of course, everything works out in the end... it's Christmas, after all.

The image of Santa rummaging around in his belly button to produce ACDC tickets sparked an unexpected laugh, as did his transformation into an ageing rocker at the gig. The fact it's all been made in memory of a real dog provides a sweet twist on the novelty tune, and demonstrates the kind of highly enjoyable work which can be achieved when a band don't take themselves remotely seriously.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



Animator: Ojos Cuadrados / Makinita Silva / Oscar Ospina / Juan Puerto / Miguel Ledesma / Weirdleberry

  Wheatus - 'Christmas Dirtbag'


Wheatus
'Christmas Dirtbag'
30 November 2023 4 mins 13s

While DAVID usually has the most discerning taste known to man, he has to admit he's susceptible to a bit of festive cheese. This delightfully silly promo for Wheatus's Christmas reworking of their one-hit wonder 'Teenage Dirtbag' features a pooch who isn't feeling the seasonal spirit, as he fears he's been overlooked by the big man in the red suit.

Sketchy animation puts us in mind of Adult Swim's grown-up cartoons, as the starring dog is foiled at every turn by humans who won't share their slap-up dinners, freezing temperatures, and a forgetful Saint Nick. Of course, everything works out in the end... it's Christmas, after all.

The image of Santa rummaging around in his belly button to produce ACDC tickets sparked an unexpected laugh, as did his transformation into an ageing rocker at the gig. The fact it's all been made in memory of a real dog provides a sweet twist on the novelty tune, and demonstrates the kind of highly enjoyable work which can be achieved when a band don't take themselves remotely seriously.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



Animator: Ojos Cuadrados / Makinita Silva / Oscar Ospina / Juan Puerto / Miguel Ledesma / Weirdleberry

Wheatus 30 November 2023
'Christmas Dirtbag' 4 mins 13s

by Syd Briscoe

While DAVID usually has the most discerning taste known to man, he has to admit he's susceptible to a bit of festive cheese. This delightfully silly promo for Wheatus's Christmas reworking of their one-hit wonder 'Teenage Dirtbag' features a pooch who isn't feeling the seasonal spirit, as he fears he's been overlooked by the big man in the red suit.

Sketchy animation puts us in mind of Adult Swim's grown-up cartoons, as the starring dog is foiled at every turn by humans who won't share their slap-up dinners, freezing temperatures, and a forgetful Saint Nick. Of course, everything works out in the end... it's Christmas, after all.

The image of Santa rummaging around in his belly button to produce ACDC tickets sparked an unexpected laugh, as did his transformation into an ageing rocker at the gig. The fact it's all been made in memory of a real dog provides a sweet twist on the novelty tune, and demonstrates the kind of highly enjoyable work which can be achieved when a band don't take themselves remotely seriously.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



Animator: Ojos Cuadrados / Makinita Silva / Oscar Ospina / Juan Puerto / Miguel Ledesma / Weirdleberry