DAVID reviews

23 November 2017

David Jones: I'll be home for Christmas

by Syd Briscoe

David Jones: “Gingerbread Man” - 60s

This charming ad for Aussie department store David Jones stars a globetrotting gingerbread man heading home for the holidays. The little guy collects presents for his family on his travels, passing through London, Paris, and New York on his travels.

The snowy adventure comes to an abrupt climax, however, when an overenthusiastic dog gets involved. Luckily there's a kindly baker on the scene to help, and the biscuit-based hero makes it to Sydney in time for the big day.

There's a lovely blend of animation and live action here, and Harry Nilsson's 'Everybody's Talkin'' provides an appropriate soundtrack to the Christmas trek Down Under.

Film Production: The Sweetshop Ⓦ
Director: Mark Albiston Ⓦ
Producer: Andy Mauger
Executive Producer: Loren Bradley / Edward Pontifex
Cinematography: Marty Williams
Editor: Luke Haigh
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