April 10, 2009
Tiger "Woods of Wisdom" for Gatorade Cool Cartoon Commercials
"A new commercial campaign from Gatorade agency TBWA\Chiat\Day touts a newly reformulated version of Gatorade Tiger with an animated youthful Tiger Woods.
Gatorade Tiger Focus has a new formulation with theanine, which is found naturally in tea, and when combined with advanced hydration and carbohydrates, helps people stay mentally focused. The new product has half the calories of traditional Gatorade Thirst Quencher and 25 percent more electrolytes as well as the added nutrition benefit of a good source (10% Daily Value) of vitamin E.
The spots are executed in Disney-style animation, a la Jungle Book. The wise Grizzly bear, Colonel, who is actually based on Tiger's own father, Earl, is voiced by Samuel L. Jackson."
The spots feature original music composed by Boosty Collins of Parliament Funkadelic fame, and includes voice overs by Tiger's swing coach Hank Haney and caddie Steve Williams."