Top Cat’s Back and Applying for a Mortgage in New Ad for Halifax Bank

Halifax Bank - Top Cat

Classic Hanna-Barbera character Top Cat (or T.C. as he’s known to friends) appears in a new ad for Halifax Bank. In the ad Top Cat and Benny visit a Halifax branch to apply (more like beg) for a mortgage to replace their home.

You’d think everything would quickly go south when they did a credit check, but luckily for the gang, all is good and soon they’re living large in a new multi-storey trash can. Officer Dribble is not amused.

the ad was created by adam&eveDDB and was directed by Dom & Nic of Outsider.

[via Creative Review]


Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Wacky Races’ Brought to Life in Ad for Peugeot 208

Peugeot Brazil - Wacky Races

Since 1956, the animation studios of Hanna-Barbera has produced dozens of classic animated cartoon series such as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo and dozens more. In 1968 the studio produced ‘Wacky Races‘, a cartoon series featuring 11 different race teams competing for the title of “World’s Wackiest Racer.”

From the dragster-styled ‘Turbo Terrific’ driven by Peter Perfect, to the #00 Mean Machine driven by Dick Dastardly, each one of the 11 vehicles was created with it’s own unique style and extra features.

The wacky vehicles featured in the show are brought to life in a new TV commercial playing in Brazil for the Peugeot 206. In the ad the driver of the Peugeot uses the car features to avoid the mayhem caused by the wacky race teams, eventually arriving to offer timely aid to Penelope Pitstop.

The ad conceived by Young & Rubican, was filmed in Spain and directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet for Partizan.