Last night, I saw this commercial for Sun-Maid raisins that really disturbed me. Some brilliant advertising firm thought it’d be an awesome idea to turn that little Sun-Maid woman into a vacant-eyed, CGI zombie. Why are companies doing this? First Toys ‘R’ Us turns Geoffrey the Giraffe into a CGI giraffe (instead of his old, cuddly incarnation), and now this? Before we know it, Tony the Tiger is going to go all Toy Story on us, and I don’t even want to think about what sort of empty, lifeless transformation the Land O’ Lakes woman will undergo.
Let me clarify that I have no sworn allegiances to the Sun-Maid lady. In fact, I really never thought much of her before. But way to drag the soul out of the poor woman. She’s just trying to pick some grapes, for crying out loud!!