The annual roll-out of Christmas advertisements has begun in the UK.
“Mog” is a cat. She was the main character in a much-loved 16-volume series of children’s books written by Judith Kerr between 1970 and 2002 . For its 2015 Christmas advertisement, the Sainsbury supermarket chain has brought her back to life. (Spoiler: She had died of old age in “Goodbye, Mog”, the final book of the series, after a life full of adventure with the Thomas family.)
Judith Kerr herself, now 92 years old, revived Mog for this year’s Sainsbury’s ad, called “Mog’s Christmas Calamity”.
I wonder how they trained the cat in that video to do all that stuff….
Here’s a making-of video, with an appearance by Judith Kerr: