M and M commercial/Wizard of Oz...

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  1. DeathStar1

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    Has technology advanced to the point where we can simulate a dead persons voice electronically? Or did they just find a REALLY good immitator for Judy Garland at that age? Either way, it's a darn good match.
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

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    Have you seen 24, season 2?
    If so, I rest my case [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott Simonian

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    I haven't.
     
  4. Peter Kline

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    It's a very convincing imitation of her voice. The commercial itself is extremely well done.
     
  5. JustinCleveland

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    Is it online anywhere? I've not seen.
     
  6. Peter Kline

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    You need to put your heals together and click 3 times, saying "I want my M&Ms, I want my M&Ms, I want my M&Ms".
     
  7. Zen Butler

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    I love that commercial
     
  8. Ted Lee

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    i caught the tailend of it. does she say different stuff then was in the movie? i figured it was just a dub...
     
  9. Ron Etaylor

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    If all commercials were that well done, more people would watch them(instead of channel surfing).
     
  10. Peter Kline

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    Some of the dialogue is similar to the original scene, but it all has been re-dubbed and written with the M&M's digitally inserted (instead of the original characters).
     
  11. Morgan Jolley

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    It looks like they reanimated some of her mouth movements, like a more advanced technique of what they used in Forrest Gump.
     
  12. Peter Kline

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    The commercial is available for viewing here!
     
  13. Dick

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    I still find this whole thing creepy and borderline tasteless, like the ads with long-dead Bogart and (I think it was) John Wayne some years back. Using these people without their permission for something they might well never have agreed to do is like grave-robbing, IMO.
     
  14. Peter Kline

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    Permission is granted by the estate or remaining family members. This has been going on for decades and isn't anything new. Only the expertise has gotten better. Creepy? Maybe. Grave-robbing? Nah.
     
  15. ThomasC

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    Holy CRAP that was convincing.
     
  16. JustinCleveland

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    Thomas,

    Same thing I thought Half-way through, I forgot I was supposed to be listening to a dub.
     
  17. Peter Kline

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    The "tag line" is quite amusing. [​IMG]
     
  18. Keith Paynter

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    Hilarious, and well imitated!

    It will confuse the technologically challenged young'uns, though...
     
  19. Morgan Jolley

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    I think that something like this is cute and tasteless, not so much using the actress to sell a product, but to do something that sort of wows the viewer and makes them laugh (THEN sell the product). More tasteful and creative than dancing with a vaccuum.
     
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