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Great Western Railway
"The Famous Five"
60s
25 September 2017
UK Train Services

adam&eveDDB are no strangers to reviving childhood favourites. Having tapped Hanna-Barberaís animated roster for Halifax, the agency stick closer to home for this Great Western Railway ad. Enid Blyton fans, rejoice - the Famous Five ride again.

Anne, Dick, George, Julian, and Timmy the dog embark on their latest countryside jaunt via train. Well, four of out of the five. While Timmy samples other modes of transport, Enid Blytonís intrepid youths enjoy the carriage view.

Friend Electricís Pete Candeland does a lovely job with the storybook visuals. Rollicking and painterly, the ad offers an idyllic vision of train travel.

Given the popularity of recent Blyton parodies like ĎFive on Brexit Islandí, it wouldn't have been a surprise if adam&eveDDB had opted to follow suit, but they've kept everything traditional, and to good effect. There isnít an app or smart device in sight - only binoculars, a paper map, and a jar of hard-boiled eggs. A fetching invitation out west.

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Chris said:

With some footage courtesy of Y&R LONDON.


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Great Western Railway
"The Famous Five"
60s
25 Sep 2017
adam&eveDDB are no strangers to reviving childhood favourites. Having tapped Hanna-Barberaís animated roster for Halifax, the agency stick closer to home for this Great Western Railway ad. Enid Blyton fans, rejoice - the Famous Five ride again. Rollicking and painterly, the ad offers an idyllic vision of train travel.


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