Calling All Furries!

If this isn’t hot enough for you furry fans, check out the print ad campaign.

(Via Boing Boing)


  • http://www.doubled8.blogspot.com jeaux janovsky

    Jerry, this ad has made me feel very uncomfortable. yikes. I will never look at Orangina the same again.

  • Cyber Fox

    Not all furs are sex fiends!
    Furries are people like you and me!

    • jd

      the fact that you need to assert this “fact” when no one asked it makes me question your defense

  • yvette kaplan

    Ohmygoodness… I’m blushing! but smiling… : )

    Interesting choice, J!

  • http://amymebberson.blogspot.com Amy Mebberson

    Great… JUST what I needed to see before going to bed.

    I’m sleeping with the light on. O_o

  • Quiet_Desperation

    This spring from Dreamworks animation: The Island Of Dr. Moreau

    The doctor made them human (sort of), but the music made them funky!

    Nitpick: We’re those female peacock dancers? Don’t the males do the big feathery tail display?

    >>> “Furries are people like you and me!”

    I am not a furry! I am a human being!

  • Masten

    Some thoughts:

    1. Ick.

    2. If anything coming from my more um… personal regions is ever the color of Orangina, I will be horrified.

    3. ICK.

  • Chris

    I don’t care what you’re into; that penguin thing in the print ads has to be freaky to everybody, right? …right?

  • http://www.autodaddy.blogspot.com tom

    My pets and I are just friends, so maybe I’m not in Orangina’s target market anymore.

  • http://highlyrecommended.blogspot.com Satorical

    Awesome. Probably not airable in the States until after 10pm, but awesome.

    That is effective advertising, because now I want an octopus to serve me Orangina.

  • El

    I can’t decide whether the ad would be even more disturbing if it featured regular people, or much, much less.

    Really, a bit weird for my tastes. Cartoonish furries are one thing, but these photorealistic pin-up ones are a little scary. However, they are… uh… attention-catching.

  • Zekey

    It’s a shame, too. Orangina is such a tasty drink.

  • http://www.happyhourshorts.com Nico

    “Not all furs are sex fiends! Furries are people like you and me!”

    Isn’t that against the entire idea?

  • http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/mjf7583 Michael F.

    This is a perfect example of advertising gone wrong – they’re telling you not to try the product by creating images of creates that naturally aren’t scantally clad and golden showers of Orangina.

  • Gobo

    I suspect this campaign will cause a lot of people to say things to their friends like “Ick! Now I feel uncomfortable and have to sleep with the lights on! I’ll never drink Orangina again!”…. and then wonder why they’re having thoughts of sexy bunny girls getting sprayed with Orangina the next time they see it in a store.

  • http://outoftheinkwell.blogspot.com Mike Dobbs

    That’s truly amazing in all the wrong ways!

  • Chuck R.

    Jeesh. And some of you guys call the Green Giant creepy?

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    I just have to point out these ads were presumably made not by and for furries, but by a reputable (if French) advertising agency to be seen by the general (if French) public who they assumed would be intrigued enough to run out and buy lots of orange-flavored soft drink. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to resume viewing this animation… a frame at a time… very carefully…

  • http://stupidmahan.livejournal.com/ Sasha

    Good thing about furries: they will kill anthropomorphic cartoon characters.

    I personally can not draw an animal with a human personality without making him look like a guy in a fur suit. It’s just stuck in my brain.

  • fishmorg

    They’re also reaching out to the H.P. Lovecraft fans… that octopus-woman giving a lap dance to the bear, gooshing the oranges… oorgh.

  • http://www.funwiththeschaeffers.blogspot.com lamartherevenger

    disturbing…. very freakin’ disturbing.

  • JMB

    man!! first every one bought mass effect because they could have sex whit an alien girl, and now this! man! this is disgusting in every level.

    My eyes are bleeding

  • http://www.possumpress.com/blog/ Blair Kitchen

    That was very disturbing. I think I’m going to be sick now.

  • http://dtoons-pro.com Alex Dudley

    Someone at Fur Affinity pointed this out to me.
    I don’t think this commercial is nasty. Considering how I’ve seen stuff that’s far worse on Fur Affinity.

  • http://john-e-pest.blogspot.com/ camari xela

    This ad gives me a weird sensation inside. I dont know if I can ever look at my two little kitties the same way again….

  • http://www.detroitkidshow.com Ed Golick

    I have the urge for a cigarette, and I don’t even smoke.

  • Andrew

    It’s too early in the morning for this.

  • http://btouch.typepad.com/house_that_touch_built/ Brandon Cordy

    They are doing. too. much. I don’t even know how to react to this.

  • http://portapuppets.does.it uncle wayne

    Oooo, la-la!!

  • http://robcatview.blogspot.com robcat2075

    If it weren’t so elaborate I’d think it was a spoof since a 1:45 commercial is impossibly long. Perhaps this is only intended for theatrical use amongst the trailers? I suppose someone will pop in to assert that Europeans love long tedious commercials. Really?

  • Steve Gattuso

    It’s French. ’nuff said.

  • http://blue-eyed-lion.blogspot.com Amanda

    That was really funny x) The limbs moved a little awkwardly but for a commercial it was done pretty well.

    I also couldn’t tell exactly what drink it was for until they showed the bottle bigger near the end, but I did think it was for Orangina from the shape of the bottle you see briefly at the beginning. It also reminded me of the Five Alive commercials; kinda wacky 8)

  • http://kbetter.blogspot.com/ Katie Better

    What Steve said.

  • http://eripuuu.blogspot.com Erin M

    I think this is freaky even for furries.

  • http://makinita.deviantart.com/ Makinita

    yuk kill them all hahaha that was creepy and disturbing hahah

  • http://www.threeprong.net :: smo ::

    news flash:

    orangina sales skyrocket among the parisian furry population. everyone else frightened and confused.

  • http://www.strugglingyoungman.com Shaw

    Possible film titles:

    “More animal abuses found at San Francisco Zoo”

    =OR=

    “Orangina found in tiger who attacked at SF zoo”

    =OR=

    “Why does my venison meal taste like a mix of Orangina and a Trojan lubed condom?”

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    I just have to point out these ads were presumably made not by and for furries, but by a reputable (if French) advertising agency to be seen by the general (if French) public

    No, it was very clearly made with some understanding of the ‘Furry’ subculture:

    http://commercial-archive.com/node/141108
    That was basically the motivation and creative charge throughout the production; raunchy naughty furriness. The agency FFL were amazing to work with and just kept pushing us to get furrier and naughtier.

  • julian

    and let not even start with the ugly mo cap in it!

  • purin

    Okay, now I’m hoping someone hid a microphone in the meeting rooms so I can know what was going through their minds as they made this.

    (You know, if those peacocks were actually guys in thongs, it would have been AWESOME! XD)

  • Oliver

    Come now — how is this any more disturbing than, say, the coprophagy of ‘Alvin’, or the sexual relationship between Donkey and the dragon?

  • Matt Sullivan

    What I’d like to see is this commercial broadcast on American television, maybe….during the Super Bowl *evil laugh* Then just sit back and watch every conservative, parent group, and squeamish American thump their chest and roar in displeasure. I would LOVE to see people arguing about this on Fox News. (Specially you, Bill O Rielly, you wrinkled sourpuss )

    And by the way, I thought you guys WANTED to be able to do more “adult” projects? Or “different” projects.

    Well sir, this certainly is “different”. I think I actually like it! Then again, I live in America, land of the easily disturbed.

  • Matt Sullivan

    And by the way, the whole point of advertising is to make people aware of the product. It’s VERY effective. This will be VERY hard to get out of my head now.

  • Sarah

    This ad is not for furries, it’s whole new fetish we dare not want to think about. And this commercial will not stop me from buying my beloved Orangina.

  • http://thezoo.comicgenesis.com Nate Birch

    I…don’t even know what they’re selling, but I don’t want any.

  • Cyber Fox

    Oh come on, Have you people ever met a furry or even talked to one with seeing all the ideological bullcrap from MTV, Vanity Fair and other media sources that claim the Furry fandom is a sex cult?

    I did, And from my expreinces by reading their thoughts
    They ARE people like you and me

    [Bill O' Reily is not a sourpuss, he's one of the 3% of the media that's not corrupted by the far left nutjobs]

  • Matt Sullivan

    I agree with Oliver.This commercial isn’t ANY worse than any modern beer commercial featuring scantily clad swimsuit models.

    Anyway, i’d rather see something SEXY than something gross, like all the poop jokes that have infected recent animated films. Projectile-pooping, like Open Season, and Enchanted. And EATING POOP, like In Alvin and the Chipmunks. Ugh.

  • Ceaser

    This is a scary commercial, but that octopus is pretty well designed. But that !@#$ing bear… ugh!

  • Oliver

    Well quite frankly I would rather hang out with sex fiends, furry or otherwise, than those who defend the likes of Bill O’ Reilly against “‘far left nutjobs”.

  • http://www.starfieldcreations.com awd!

    Something called Orangina… I don’t think I’d want anyway…

  • Daniel J. Drazen

    Nobody seems to have pointed out that, as robcat hinted, this IS a spoof, using not only anthros but elements from “American Beauty,” “Flashdance,” and Busby Berkeley musicals. Those are the ones I noticed, anyway.

  • Keith Bryant

    Suddenly I feel like having an Orangina. And a cigarette.

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    Re the poop turn this thread has taken, yeah now that farts have been done to death and burps are as old as the hills, #2 has become number one in terms of gross cartoon humor.

    Re Tim Drage’s comment: “No, it was very clearly made with some understanding of the ‘Furry’ subculture:”

    http://commercial-archive.com/node/141108
    “That was basically the motivation and creative charge throughout the production; raunchy naughty furriness. The agency FFL were amazing to work with and just kept pushing us to get furrier and naughtier.“

    Are you sure they were talking ‘furriness’ and ‘furrier’ as in ‘furry fandom’? If they were, it means that somewhere along the line a major advertiser thinks furry imagery can successfully sell their product; if they’re right, the times they are a’changin’ and maybe some Cartoon Brew posters should relax a bit…

  • Ogg

    Imagine if John K directed this ad.

  • Connie Pinko

    I’m too jaded to care about either subject. Thanks, internet.

  • Masten

    “This commercial isn’t ANY worse than any modern beer commercial featuring scantily clad swimsuit models.”

    Except that those commercials don’t have LACTATING OCTOPI.

  • Graham Ross

    Yikes that’s…interesting….

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    Are you sure they were talking ‘furriness’ and ‘furrier’ as in ‘furry fandom’?
    Yes. It seems fairly obvious to me in the context of that quote that this was the case. Probably a good move in marketing: anyone even vaguely internet-savvy knows that the mere hint of anything “furry” online will be much talked about by both the highly vocal furry community and the highly anti-furry… well, rest of the internet. They seem to have succeeded in getting it talked about all over the place. Plus even for normal people who are lucky enough not to know about furries, it’s suitably over the top enough to have a fairly extreme reaction (positive or negative, doesn’t matter which of course for an ad to succeed.)

    “Cyber Fox”: Vulpine username – check. Paranoid delusions of persecution – check. Off topic rant about the “liberal media” – check. Furry spotted! :)

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    “Except that those commercials don’t have LACTATING OCTOPI.”

    And that’s bad, because…?

  • Steve Gattuso

    “Except that those commercials don’t have LACTATING OCTOPI.”

    But you just know there’s someone at Anheiser-Busch going “Why didn’t WE think of that?”

  • http://billfieldtrip.blogspot.com/ Bill Field

    Are you sure this isn’t the trailer for TRANSFORMERS2: BEASTPORNWARS? talk about your UNTAPPED markets…
    (will anyone even GET that pun?) Talk about your TROJAN Horses! Ouch, that’s even worse than “untapped”.

  • Your friendly neighborhood Lurker

    Hehe, this has been makeing the rounds on all my other furry-friends LJ’s for months. Despite popular consensus about us, Most of the ones I know think this commercial is incredibly creepy. Deep into the uncanny valley terriotory, or just repellant in general. But I know a fair number also who went gaga over it. *face palms*

  • Dave

    My fiancee had orangina once and had to take six pills a day for three months. It’s back to pink now, thank god.

  • Baron Lego

    My eyeballs are officially ruined.

  • http://www.thebailee.com Bailee

    Wow. I’ll never look at dogs in sweaters the same way again.

  • http://www.cupojo.net Jo

    This ad’s creepiness is in the horrible mocap “animation”. It looks like they chopped off the heads of a bunch of exotic dancers and sewed dead animals on top.

  • Dexter

    one of the many reasons i got out of furry was stuff like this.. the sexual stuff was way too strange and surreal to me. i love porn, but porn mixed with animals – it wasn’t morally abhorrent, but simply not to my liking. It didn’t turn me on at all and ruined what I thought was great cartoons. Much like a straight guy looking at gay porn, it just turned me off. You’d think, ‘oh, just stay away from it’. Nope. The stuff is everywhere in the fandom., no escape. Moreso you are bombarded with it than any other fandom I’ve been in.

    Anyway, the fact that as soon as pretty much all non-furry people on the planet point at something and say “look, this is what furries like” and it’s a sexual-themed thing means it’s far too late to save the image of the fandom. You furries can stop trying to defend yourselves, regardless of what you actually are like in real life. No one will listen anymore. They never did before anyway.

    As for the commercial, it’s disturbing. I couldn’t watch it all.

  • Gobo

    Man, folks in America are far too easily disturbed. I guess a lot of people aren’t familiar with the concept of something unfamilliar being “sexy”. How is this any worse than, say, Lola Bunny, Minerva Mink, Jessica Rabbit, or any number of mainstream cartoon animal characters meant to be sexy? There’s a difference between sexy and titillating.

    That said, the bear’s mo-cap was awful.

  • Mike Russo

    “Anyway, the fact that as soon as pretty much all non-furry people on the planet point at something and say “look, this is what furries likeâ€? and it’s a sexual-themed thing means it’s far too late to save the image of the fandom. You furries can stop trying to defend yourselves, regardless of what you actually are like in real life. No one will listen anymore. They never did before anyway.”

    Well said.

  • dexter

    ” How is this any worse than, say, Lola Bunny, Minerva Mink, Jessica Rabbit, or any number of mainstream cartoon animal characters meant to be sexy? ”

    This question is answered by reading one of the top resources on cartoons, “understanding comics”. There’s a chapter on stages of icons and how the more cartoony something is the easier it is to mentally accept. It’s much much easier to accept a cartoon animal on two legs because it’s so simply drawn and doesn’t look like anything in reality, but they have 2 eyes, 2 legs, etc so you can mentally fill in that it is a representation of a human personality. But the kind of thing in this commercial is pushing that out the window and actually merging people and animals in a realistic way and the result is disturbing. It’s no longer a cartoon, it now looks like a freak of nature.

  • Matt Sullivan

    I agree Gobo ( is that a Fraggle reference? :D if so you are my new friend :P

  • http://billfieldtrip.blogspot.com/ Bill Field

    Gobo says:

    “Man, folks in America are far too easily disturbed. I guess a lot of people aren’t familiar with the concept of something unfamilliar being “sexyâ€?. How is this any worse than, say, Lola Bunny, Minerva Mink, Jessica Rabbit, or any number of mainstream cartoon animal characters meant to be sexy?”

    You got a bit carried away, Gobot, Jessica Rabbit is a human, with the married name “RABBIT”. But you were right about her meaning to be sexy, or her creators meaning her to be, anyway.

  • Mick Collins

    I knew when I saw that this post had almost 70 comments what I was in for, and I got what I just what I expected:

    - a long line of people crowing “Ew!” “Ick!” “Gross!” and “I had to shield poor Fluffy’s eyes when we watched this!”

    - Several disparaging remarks about furry fans based on ZERO information (television these days is barely valid as an information source, and that includes Fox News)

    - The obligatory lone furry fan whining about how “Furries are people too!” and more disparaging remarks sent his way.

    Y’know what? If this commercial had been done with humans, none of you jokers would be here railing with all of this self-righteous indignation: you would all have commented about lousy mo-cap, and that would have been an end to it. But Ghods forbid somebody should depict ANTHROPOMORPHIZED CARTOON ANIMALS (of the kind we’ve been making cartoons of for as long as we’ve been making cartoons) as the slightest bit sexy, because people might see a BREAST! And then the terrorists will have WON!!

    I think we’ve seen enough histrionics with regard to this ad campaign. They’re zebras, with boobies. You’re squirming in your seat, so it must be bad. We GET it, already. Jeez.

  • http://kinkyturtle.masemware.com KT

    I’ll agree that these characters would have looked less creepy if they were cartoonier. I’ll also agree that the octopus squeezing the oranges is the creepiest moment in the whole thing.

    But I also agree, you people are too easily disturbed! Hasn’t it occurred to anybody that maybe the point of the ad isn’t to find the characters genuinely arousing, but to see the whole thing as an elaborate parody of using sex to sell products?

  • Your friendly neighborhood Lurker

    “Anyway, the fact that as soon as pretty much all non-furry people on the planet point at something and say “look, this is what furries like� and it’s a sexual-themed thing means it’s far too late to save the image of the fandom. You furries can stop trying to defend yourselves, regardless of what you actually are like in real life. No one will listen anymore. They never did before anyway.�

    hehe, Yeah well said. I remember a point when I actually cared about the public image of “furry”. Gah I cant even stand the erm to be honest. But I gave up defending the handful of legitimently respectable folks in the fandom ages ago. Like most absurd things its just not worth it! Does’nt really diminish my enjoyment of them or make me any less of a “furfag” though. Just more wary of publicly wearing my intrests on my sleeve.

  • CTF

    Oh, come on. Its not THAT bad. Gotsta have some smarts in the noggin to make somethin crazay enuff ta get peoples to thimk about the thing yer sellin.

    Some orange drink is in your mind. You may not like it, but its there now. Mission complete.

  • Quiet_Desperation

    Mick Collins is right. Wow. Some of you people are real babies. I watched the thing twice. It was neat. And I’m not a furry or anything. I just like new things and having my sense of reality twisted. Cripes, it’s why I remain an animation fan this far into my life.

    Man, what a vanilla crowd! You sound like outraged Republicans. Well, OK, not I’m getting too harsh. Sorry. :-)

    JMB: And what is wrong with alien sex as long as the alien is basically humanoid? Geez, the “sexy space babe” meme is at least 60 years old. And, personally, I bought Mass Effect because I like RPGs of all sorts.

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    Several disparaging remarks about furry fans based on ZERO information (television these days is barely valid as an information source, and that includes Fox News)Personally I’ve never seen any mention of furry fandom on TV at all. Most of my reasons to be disparaging about it come from what turns up when I google image search pretty much anything. :)

  • Oliver

    Mick, I didn’t disparage ‘Cyber Fox’ because he’s a furry fan; I am too. I said what I said because any ‘furry’ who defends Bill O’Reilly — hardly known for his support of alternative cultural or sexual lifestyles — has clearly got problems far above and beyond their furriness.

    It was never the sex that repelled me from the so-called ‘furry community’: it was its alarming and utterly unaccountable proportion of rightwing nutjobs.

  • Matt Sullivan

    You have a good point Mick Collins. Animation is an industry that was practically founded on talking animals. Granted, they weren’t quite this…*ahem*…”exposed”

    There is TRUTH to some furry stereotypes ( don’t get mad at me, I just call it as I see it ) It really has given those who dabble ( dribble?) in it a bad reputation. I happen to know a number of animators who are furries that don’t DARE mention that interest to their peers for fear of losing their jobs.

    I myself have been pitching a feature screenplay about werewolves around. 9 times out of 10 the producer/exec will ask me in a fearful voice, “this isn’t one of those g***damn furry movies, is it?” After that, it’s pointless to say “No, there isn’t any sex in the movie”, because if they think that way just looking at a few character designs, then you’re pretty much doomed ( and labeled )

    So this begs the question, do people look at talking animals/ or anthropomorphic designs in a portfolio and think, “Eww! Furry! Don’t hire him/her!”

  • Matt Sullivan

    One other thing, a LOT of Japanese animation and manga are chock FULL of furries, half-animals, critters, ears, tails, women with animal features, raccoons with giant testicles ( See POMPOKO if you don’t believe me ) and rampant sex.

    And for some reason, anime and MANGA are selling like CRAZY! So maybe…we’re overlooking a potentially MASSIVE market because we’re a little squeamish? ( not to say the majority of furry art you find is anywhere as appealing as what a good manga artist can do ) but still…it COULD be a sleeper market.

    *stands back and waits for tomatoes to be thrown at him*

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    Wow, this thread is really rocking!

    “Anyway, the fact that as soon as pretty much all non-furry people on the planet point at something and say “look, this is what furries likeâ€? and it’s a sexual-themed thing means it’s far too late to save the image of the fandom. You furries can stop trying to defend yourselves, regardless of what you actually are like in real life…”

    Never I say, NEVAH!!!

    That said, I think Dexter’s comment about ‘merging people and animals in a realistic way and the result is disturbing’ hits the nail on the head as to why furry makes a lot of folks uncomfortable. The ‘uncanny valley’ theory that was first developed to explain peoples’ reaction to human-looking robots might apply here as well:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

    Meanwhile, furries will continue to enjoy anthropomorphic animals whether they’re for The Entire Family or Adults Only – to each their own. Mainstream cartoons will continue to feature female animals with human personalities and secondary sexual characteristics; those who find Minerva Mink hot will seek out naughty pictures of her that others will obligingly or eagerly draw; those who find the idea disgusting will go ‘ewwww!’ and assume that’s what furry is all about.

    People will think what they want to think, God bless ‘em all. Happy New Year!

    • CC4

      @ Joe Strike-THANK YOU!! Finally there’s someone who can look at things and not immediately jump on the trolling bandwagon. People like what they like. All the “EEWW”s in the world won’t change it. The way I see it, the whole furry fandom thing is just another semi-underground counterculture. Countercultures, by their very nature, aren’t mainstream, and are bound to raise eyebrows. Look at the Goth/Punk/Emo thing(No, I’m not pigeonholing Goth emo and punk, just easier to put in slashes). When these popped up, people freaked. To a certain extent, people still freak. But that being said, there are now Goth fashion magazines, and Emo hairstyles are rampant. Live and let live. It’s just a matter of time before something new pops up for people to associate with.

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    Bill Field says:

    ‘Jessica Rabbit is a human, with the married name “RABBITâ€?. ‘

    Yes, because she MARRIED, and presumably HAS – yech!! – SEX WITH a RABBIT, a CARTOON ANIMAL!!! How WRONG is THAT?! Shame on you Steven Spielberg, closet furry!!!

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    One other thing, a LOT of Japanese animation and manga are chock FULL of furries, half-animals,

    Well, HARDLY ANY would be more accurate, objectively speaking, than “a LOT”.

    Far less than compared to western animation certainly. Most manga and anime are about human characters. Most american cartoons are about anthropomorphic talking animals. Hence furry fandom flourished in the USA but not so much in japan!

    You can’t compare the import success of anime and manga to furry fandom because the former are viable professional products wheras the latter is… well, a fandom.

    Certainly people are often offended by the content of furry stuff but really the problem is the style and quality (or extreme lack therof,) and the reasoning behind creating it in the first place; ie the participating in a fandom/fetish placed way above creativity or any attempt at mass appeal.

    Furry artwork is mostly a cargo cult copy-of-a-copy-of-a-misunderstanding of so-called “anime style,” but applied to american funny animal cartoon characters. There’ll be no “sleeper market” for furry stuff because outside of furry fandom there’s no market for basically making “adult” cartoons in the style of Disney’s Robin Hood, but really badly drawn and creepy, again and again and again. :)

    But what do I know… after all, various US manga publishers have apperently decided that you can print some 14 year old’s pencil drawn fanart-style webcomic in a paperback book of the correct dimensions and it magically becomes “manga”. :-( Anything could happen.

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    (which is not to say that anime isn’t largely fandom-based… the most popular series are made for and by otaku but that’s a whole other story)

  • http://members.shaw.ca/petemslie/index.htm Pete Emslie

    Orangina?

    Whew, that’s a relief! I thought maybe this ad was the result of this news item:

    Smokey Bear to show wild side in new ads
    Chicago Sun-Times, by JUDY FAHYS:

    He may be kindly and cuddly. But middle-aged Smokey Bear just doesn’t rock anymore as a pop icon for forest fire safety. So he’s getting an image update, thanks to the folks who own him, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

    (“Remember, only you can light my forest fire, Baby!!”)

  • julian

    hey matt sullivan, i’ve just look up for that manga POMPOKO becouse i just couldn’t bealive it….
    and THE HORROR!

  • Oliver

    And what’s more, ‘Pompoko’ actually made more money in Japan in 1994 than ‘The Lion King’ did there, as well as being chosen as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar.

  • Matt Sullivan

    Julian, this will sound insane, but if you can get past the giant inflating racoon testicles ( did I really just write that? ) POMPOKO is a pretty darn good movie. :}

  • http://niffiwan.livejournal.com/ Niffiwan

    No, I agree with Quiet_Desperation.

    It was neat. I’m no furry, but who cares? It’s better than the vast majority of commercials on television, and not mindless. Somehow, it reminds me of this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Khnopff-caresses.jpg

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    hey matt sullivan, i’ve just look up for that manga POMPOKO becouse i just couldn’t bealive it….
    and THE HORROR!

    There is no manga of Pompoko, it’s a film.

    Pom Poko is everything anthropomorphic weird animals should be, the polar opposite of furry fandom rubbish. Isao Takahata is one of the greatest animation directors of all time and if you can’t see past the cultural differences involved then it’s entirely your loss. Actually WATCH THE FILM and repent.

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    Hmm i guess comedy faux-html tags don’t work: I had a [/pedantic] after pointing out that there is no manga of Pompoko but it didn’t appear.

  • Matt Sullivan

    Are some of you guys genuinely disgusted? I mean…it’s JUST sex. Or are you afraid people will start calling you furries if you admit it’s really not that bad? *giggle*

    Really, this ad is NOT as repulsive as some people’s reactions indicate.

  • http://www.possumpress.com/blog/ Blair Kitchen

    It’s just sex… with animals.

    I find it disturbing, but that’s just me.

  • Marco

    You think its ugly?
    Well it’s even worse when you see for real the giant prints they did for the metro. Anyway, that campaign didn’t last long in Paris, 1 or 2 weeks .

    Orangina is trying to be original lately … last campaign was trying to invite people to an “Orangina university” with crazy teatcher and nerds http://www.supdorangina.com/ it will close soon it says :)

    … I guess it didn’t work that well so they decided to radicaly change their point of view … no more crazy teatcher but big furry bear in yellow swimsuit.

    Drink Orangina, it will turn you into a sexy wild beast and you’ll be able to get all the chix you want!
    We’re going straight to Mike Judge’s “IDIOCRACY”

  • Matt Sullivan

    Orangina! It’s got what plants crave! it’s got ELECTROLYTES!!!

  • http://chippyandloopus.typepad.com/ John Sanford

    It is every bit as bad as people’s reactions. If you find it titillating then hey, grab that box of kleenex and go to town my friend and “giggle” all the while. Just don’t tell me I’m uptight for being disgusted, because it is sick. The bit where the octopus lactates made me gag. Seriously. And I am not a prude.

    Ask anyone. If you manage to disgust me, then you have achieved something horrible.

  • Ryan

    Now that’s a fun advert, I can’t stop thinking about that beautiful octopus (could octopi be considered furry? They haven’t got any fur after all).

    Hasn’t anyone noticed the bear’s penis in a few frames? Or was I imagining it?

  • Matt Sullivan

    God, I HOPE you were imagining it :}

  • Ethan

    The best way to talk about furries is to not talk about them at all.

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    Too late!

  • http://ryuuseipro.deviantart.com John Paul Cassidy

    I actually enjoyed this commercial. Weird, but hot at the same time!

    I really like anthropomorphic characters, especially the “adult” types. I usually prefer the cartoony types, but these “realistic” ones are pretty good. Hell, ANYTHING is better than the talking animal crap we’ve got here!

    But given the responses here, I’m just weird that way. :P

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tony Mines

    What really disturbs me about this, apart from everything, is that if by some incredible feat of self discipline you can look past the obvious- it’s actualy a fairly accomplished piece of work.

    I mean, I don’t much go in for all that mocap business but some (though only some) of those characters (tellingly only the female ones) had some of the best sculpting/puppeting i’ve seen of a realistic ‘human’. Better than, say, that manimatronic Angelina Jolie shaped thing in Beowulf.

    That means that some bunch of dudes spent real time and effort building and tweaking a bunch of butt muscles etc. Now I can only hope that all of those guys were Furry fans, because if they weren’t…

    Think about that, spending that amount of time working at something like that if you weren’t, y’know… into it. Think about what that would do to you. Think about it really hard – then never think about it again. Ever.