During the Olympics coverage recently I saw a great Chevy advertisement. It wasn’t so much the Sliverado that made it great, it was man’s best friend that took gold in this ad.
Wait, a cat is man’s best friend!? That’s up for debate, but what isn’t in question is that this ad is pretty adorable and funny. Walter the cat outshines the multi-flex tailgate and, after launching himself in the lake chasing a stick, Walter draws the attention and admiration of a nearby fisherman.
The background music in this ad is “Big Rock Candy Mountain” by Harry McClintock from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Check out the full song below.
This song is almost 100 years old, recorded in 1928. Since then, there have been many renditions by many artists. The song was also used in a Burger King commercial, with customized lyrics performed by Darius Rucker, lead singer for the 90s band Hootie and the Blowfish.
For the minute-long Chevy ad, director Jim Jenkins shot on a private 100,000-acre ranch in Utah, with 9 trained cats on set, according to this Muse by Clio article. You can also scroll down in that article to get all the credits from the ad.
What do you think of this ad? If you have a cat, would they perform these tasks as well as the trained cats did? Would your dog!? I know mine would need much training to do as well as the feline actors!
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-Out of the Wilderness