Goodby Silverstein & Partners made the spot, which recreates numerous film's iconic moments, including the bicycle ride in the sky and E.T.'s first interactions with startled children.
Released in the summer of 1982, E.T. took the world by storm, captivating audiences and becoming the highest-grossing movie at the time. His theme for E.T. could make a commercial for a cable television packages heartwarming!
Genuinely, if you can look at Gertie (Drew Barrymore) in that scene and not well up, you're colder than E.T. when he was left down at the riverbed. "It's really a win-win", said Thomas in a statement. And once again, Elliott holds back tears as he watches E.T. fly away back home yet again, in the closing moments of the new short film.
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Back to the corporate synergy bit, to go off the goodwill this spot is likely to garnish, E.T. will be airing on Syfy later this afternoon (you guessed it, another Comcast channel) and be on demand for Xfinity TV customers.
"Looking at the storyboards, I could see exactly why Steven (Spielberg) was really behind it, because the integrity of the story isn't lost in this retelling". Just say "E.T. phone home" into your remote!
Lance Acord, Director: "More than anything, the whole story is about family".
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The executives behind the ad didn't just want E.T. selling their wares.
Comcast (parent company of Universal Pictures) has debuted a new 4-minute Xfinity ad titled A Holiday Reunion, which brings together E.T. and Elliott (Henry Thomas) for the first time in 37-years. If not, remember your old pal E.T.is always with you - in here. They care about the way it connects them to other people.
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