Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Not smurfy

It isn't easy being a smurf. Not only are they hunted by the decidedly unsmurfy Gargamel as ingrediants for his magic schemes - now they get bombed by the UN. UNICEF, the United Nations Childrens Fund, has used the smurfs in an advertisment in its latest fund-raising campaign:

The short film pulls no punches. It opens with the Smurfs dancing, hand-in-hand, around a campfire and singing the Smurf song. Bluebirds flutter past and rabbits gambol around their familiar village of mushroom- shaped houses until, without warning, bombs begin to rain from the sky.

Tiny Smurfs scatter and run in vain from the whistling bombs, before being felled by blast waves and fiery explosions. The final scene shows a scorched and tattered Baby Smurf sobbing inconsolably, surrounded by prone Smurfs.

The final frame bears the message: "Don't let war affect the lives of children."

Perversely, this is expected to have more impact than an ad showing actual people suffering. But I guess nothing captures childhood innocence than cartoon characters...


Hmmm. Although, I understand Crazy Frog was second on the list, and can anyone blame anyone else who wanted to target that annoying
animated amphibian with an annihilating arsenal...?

Craig Y

Posted by Anonymous : 10/11/2005 01:10:00 PM

This coul be the start of an extreemly cool series - we could have text in votes regarding who should be bombed next.
I suggest putting the crazy frog in an orange boiler suit and seeing where that leads us.

Posted by Genius : 10/12/2005 06:04:00 AM

I have an incriminating image of the Crazy Frog's participation in the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Yoo hoo, al Qaeda! He's over there!!!

Craig Y

Posted by Anonymous : 10/12/2005 09:04:00 AM

I suggest: Crazy Frog Baseball

Or: Kill the Frog

Posted by Weekend_Viking : 10/12/2005 02:47:00 PM