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One of the many companies that British stop-motion animation studio Aardman has created adverts for is '''Cuprinol''', the famous wood care product.
 
  
In these adverts, the wood-crafted "Cuprinol Man" would talk to the audience to showcase how good the Cuprinol wood preserver is and especially in comparison to other brands, regularly showing off how good it works on himself.
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'''''Aardman Studios''''' is a British stop-motion claymation animation studio.<ref>[http://www.aardman.com/ Aardman Studios website.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref> The studio gained most of its acclaim for the 1999 feature film '''Chicken Run''' and for creating the Wallace and Gromit series, but it's also responsible for films including '''Owzat''' and '''Flushed Away'''.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardman_Animations Wikipedia page on Aardman.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref>
  
Besides the odd joke, the ads would always be bookended with the slogan "Cuprinol - No one does wood more good."
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Before creating feature films, Aardman Studios created adverts for is '''Cuprinol''', the famous wood care product. In these ads, the wood-crafted "Cuprinol Man" would talk to the audience to showcase how good the Cuprinol wood preserver is and especially in comparison to other brands, regularly showing off how good it works on himself. The ads would always be bookended with the slogan "Cuprinol - No one does wood more good." (The Cuprinol Man was voiced by Robbie Coltrane, who would later enjoy fame as Hagrid in the ''Harry Potter'' film series.)
  
The Cuprinol Man was voiced by Robbie Coltrane, who would later enjoy fame as Hagrid in the ''Harry Potter'' film series.
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The first ad in question has him out in the rain with an umbrella, nearby a pond with a duck residing who shares his wooden aesthetic. This ad assumedly indicated how good Cuprinol is against rain and other water, something that is also shown in the other ads. The second ad is just him talking about how long the wood preserver lasts for, as the camera goes to a different angle to reveal that he is sitting next to a giant time-glass that indicates how it practically lasts 'forever.' Not much is available on the third ad other than that it ends with him abruptly landing in a chair with drumsticks in his hands, which he then uses to tap a rhythm onto the Cuprinol product. And finally, the fourth ad, was called "Piggles," running for 10 seconds and aired in 1997, but it was thought to be either the same ad as the one where he compares doors with and without Cuprinol or the preceding missing ad.
  
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The only footage that could originally be found from the first two ads were short semi-audioless clips from ''A History of Aardman ''used with permission from the Cuprinol company, and the only footage of the third was a cut-off ending of it, so these resided as some of the few elusive Aardman commercial productions out there besides the [[Wallace and Gromit Sumitomo Life ad (lost animated Japanese commercial; 1990s)|Sumitomo "Wallace &amp; Gromit" advert]].  
A couple of these adverts had resurfaced online, but some of them remained missing. The first ad in question has him out in the rain with an umbrella, nearby a pond with a duck residing who shares his wooden aesthetic. This ad assumedly indicated how good Cuprinol is against rain and other water, something that is also shown in the other ads.
 
  
The second ad is just him talking about how long the wood preserver lasts for, as the camera goes to a different angle to reveal that he is sitting next to a giant time-glass that indicates how it practically lasts 'forever.'
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On 7th September of 2015, Cuprinol has decided to upload their older adverts with the Cuprinol Man, and on 7th August of 2015, they uploaded the three formerly definitively lost adverts listed in this article as unlisted videos within a playlist linked at the end of their Facebook Curpinol Man videos. <ref>[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZQ1gdKtWk1HdaKUBxGMe_ZYzJ9QbxZZ6 Playlist of all ads] Retrieved 12 Apr '15.</ref>
  
Not much was known about the third ad, other than that it ends with him abruptly landing in a chair with drumsticks in his hands, which he then uses to tap a rhythm onto the Cuprinol product.
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==Gallery==
 
 
And finally, another ad was thought to have been lost, as revealed from [http://www.markchamberlain.net/MarkC_CV2011.pdf this resume] as being called "Piggles," running for 10 seconds and airing in 1997, but it was thought to be either the same ad as the one where he compares doors with and without Cuprinol or the preceding missing ad.
 
 
 
The only footage that could currently be found from the first two ads were short semi-audioless clips from ''A History of Aardman ''used with permission from the Cuprinol company, and the only footage of the third was a cut-off ending of it, so these resided as some of the few elusive Aardman commercial productions out there besides the [[Wallace and Gromit Sumitomo Life ad (lost animated Japanese commercial; 1990s)|Sumitomo "Wallace &amp; Gromit" advert]].
 
 
 
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==Findings==
 
On 7th September of 2015, Cuprinol has decided to upload their older adverts with the Cuprinol Man, and on 7th August of 2015, they uploaded the three formerly definitively lost adverts listed in this article as unlisted videos within a playlist linked at the end of their Facebook Curpinol Man videos.
 
  
 
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On the 17th September of 2015, Mark Chamberlain [http://lostmediawiki.com/images/5/5e/Joey.png confirmed] that the door-scratching ad was "Piggles," meaning all adverts listed in this article have been found.
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==References==
 
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==External links==
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZQ1gdKtWk1HdaKUBxGMe_ZYzJ9QbxZZ6 Playlist of all ads]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:29, 13 March 2017

Cuprinol man.JPG

A screenshot from one of the Cuprinol man ads.

Status: Found

Date found: Aug. 7th, 2015

Found by: Cuprinol


Aardman Studios is a British stop-motion claymation animation studio.[1] The studio gained most of its acclaim for the 1999 feature film Chicken Run and for creating the Wallace and Gromit series, but it's also responsible for films including Owzat and Flushed Away.[2]

Before creating feature films, Aardman Studios created adverts for is Cuprinol, the famous wood care product. In these ads, the wood-crafted "Cuprinol Man" would talk to the audience to showcase how good the Cuprinol wood preserver is and especially in comparison to other brands, regularly showing off how good it works on himself. The ads would always be bookended with the slogan "Cuprinol - No one does wood more good." (The Cuprinol Man was voiced by Robbie Coltrane, who would later enjoy fame as Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series.)

The first ad in question has him out in the rain with an umbrella, nearby a pond with a duck residing who shares his wooden aesthetic. This ad assumedly indicated how good Cuprinol is against rain and other water, something that is also shown in the other ads. The second ad is just him talking about how long the wood preserver lasts for, as the camera goes to a different angle to reveal that he is sitting next to a giant time-glass that indicates how it practically lasts 'forever.' Not much is available on the third ad other than that it ends with him abruptly landing in a chair with drumsticks in his hands, which he then uses to tap a rhythm onto the Cuprinol product. And finally, the fourth ad, was called "Piggles," running for 10 seconds and aired in 1997, but it was thought to be either the same ad as the one where he compares doors with and without Cuprinol or the preceding missing ad.

The only footage that could originally be found from the first two ads were short semi-audioless clips from A History of Aardman used with permission from the Cuprinol company, and the only footage of the third was a cut-off ending of it, so these resided as some of the few elusive Aardman commercial productions out there besides the Sumitomo "Wallace & Gromit" advert.

On 7th September of 2015, Cuprinol has decided to upload their older adverts with the Cuprinol Man, and on 7th August of 2015, they uploaded the three formerly definitively lost adverts listed in this article as unlisted videos within a playlist linked at the end of their Facebook Curpinol Man videos. [3]

Gallery

A part of A History of Aardman that shows a very short clip of the first ad. (3:26 - 3:32).
A part of A History of Aardman that shows a very short clip of the second ad. (0:40 - 0:42).
An ad collection with truncated footage of the third ad. (0:00 - 0:06).
What may or may not be the "Piggles" advert. (2:54 - 3:09).
"Ducks Back"
"Hourglass"
"It's Tough"
The thought-to-be lost "Piggles" ad.

References

  1. Aardman Studios website. Retrieved 12 Mar '17.
  2. Wikipedia page on Aardman. Retrieved 12 Mar '17.
  3. Playlist of all ads Retrieved 12 Apr '15.