Anime Mascots' Day Off: Notes
Audio: Wazzup! commercial audio
Okay, so it's a rip-off of a rip-off, but I thought people might find it amusing.
You may have seen the "Superfriends" version of a certain Budweiser commercial.
After seeing the Superfriends version, I thought there should be an anime
one too. A friend of mine suggested using anime characters -- animals or
"mascots", specifically. Frankly, the animation in this version is more
limited, but there was less to work with. The poses I used (with drinks,
except the Pokemon one, where it was added in) were only onscreen for a
limited time, and I had to close or open each mouth "by hand" in each case.
I made this very shortly after seeing the Superfriends version.
I honestly didn't expect the "Wazzup phenomenon" to explode as much as it
did. (there are dozens of these things on the Internet now, including
Evangelion and Dragonball Z versions) A lot of the
online parodies seem to "rip off" the Superfriends one directly, by
including the added music in their version. The one that I made uses a
different commercial in the Budweiser "series" ("Call Waiting"), so it's
shorter, and just a little different.