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Mog pretender

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trisher Thu 12-Nov-15 19:20:56

I've just seen the Sainsbury ad, and I am sorry that cat is not the real Mog. It looks a bit like the real Mog but it is an imposter. Anyone agree?

annsixty Thu 12-Nov-15 19:26:22

I have just seen it and I loved it.The best Christmas ad so far.I am old enough not to remember what Mog looked like but enjoyed it for itself,and no overt advertising.

JamJar1 Thu 12-Nov-15 19:34:48

The real Mog has a softer face doesn't she? But a lovely ad and Judith Kerr has a cameo! Just sent it on to my DD, I can still recite those Mog books off by heart.

annodomini Thu 12-Nov-15 20:29:20

Loved Mog, but haven't yet seen the ad. Didn't Mog go to meet her maker and a new kitten come to take her place?

rosesarered Thu 12-Nov-15 20:33:20

Haven't seen the ad yet, but if it has Mog in it, I am sure to like

Ana Thu 12-Nov-15 20:37:32

I've seen it, but wouldn't particularly want to see it again. It's too long, for one thing (and has a silly, implausible ending. Bah Humbug!)

rosesarered Thu 12-Nov-15 20:40:47

There are a lot of bah humbugs about on Gransnet! grin

Ana Thu 12-Nov-15 21:00:19

Well, we've got another six weeks yet to put up with all these Christmas adverts - six weeks!

rosesarered Thu 12-Nov-15 21:01:56

We may need to break out the Baileys a bit early?

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 12-Nov-15 21:45:24

it's truly horrible! And it's a programme. Not an ad. hmm

ginny Thu 12-Nov-15 22:14:49

For goodness sake, what a load of rubbish. They are all trying to be too clever. I don't like the JL or the Aldi ads either.

JamJar1 Thu 12-Nov-15 22:32:56

Sainsbury's are selling the book in store as Mog's Christmas Calamity, £3, with £2 going to Save the Children to help children's literacy in the UK.
I think it's lovely still. smile

vampirequeen Fri 13-Nov-15 10:06:11

I liked it. I admit they haven't quite got Mog right but the storyline is the sort of thing that happens to Mog in the books and the twee ending is perfect for Christmas and for a Mog story.

LullyDully Fri 13-Nov-15 15:31:05

"Mog sat in the dark and thought dark thoughts " is
my favourite Mog quotation.
The ad is in the spirit of Mog who as a bit thick but always won in the end , by default.

I do wonder if my neighbours would be so generous however!!!!!

Iam64 Fri 13-Nov-15 19:21:56

I enjoyed it. It's a bit too soon for Bah Humbug smile

Ana Fri 13-Nov-15 19:31:37

I saw the shortened version just a while ago. Makes even less sense because it doesn't show how Mog put the oven on, then phoned 999 accidentally later on...hmm

(But at least it doesn't go on for so long!)

annsixty Fri 13-Nov-15 19:35:34

Still love it. wink

HildaW Fri 13-Nov-15 20:16:11

Love it......even shed a tear...Mog was such a big part of my girls' bedtime reading....and they are all grown up now.

Elrel Fri 13-Nov-15 21:34:18

Love it, so much better than the JL one IMHO.

Deedaa Fri 13-Nov-15 21:50:33

I loved it! And Mog got her egg at the end! I still love the fact that I got to ask Judith Kerr a question on the Gransnet web chat and she answered!!!

HildaW Sat 14-Nov-15 12:05:38

I actually think the JL one is creepy.

annodomini Sat 14-Nov-15 12:59:30

There's a great deconstruction of the JL ad on The Now Show. Love that programme - it's the best satire on the media nowadays. It's also worth hearing for Dr Phil Hammond's contribution. Get it on i-player and enjoy it!

apricot Sat 14-Nov-15 20:30:41

No TV but I watched the Mog ad on line and LOVED it. If you know the books (obligatory for every child in the past 45 years) you see all the familiar bits, like the walking Christmas tree and Mog's breakfast egg.
Judith Kerr is a national treasure and it's great that a good donation from every book and Mog toy goes to Children in Need.

apricot Sat 14-Nov-15 20:34:44

PS Who didn't weep bucketsful over Goodbye Mog and still has a sniffle over every reminder of it?

Purpledaffodil Sat 14-Nov-15 20:41:56

Now that's a proper Christmas advert! Lots of Mog references as Apricot says and a solid moral end "Christmas is for sharing". And charity will benefit as in last year's WW1 Sainsbury ad. Eat your heart out JL, Sainsbury have won again. smile