Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
A video appeared online last week on YouTube claiming to be a television commercial from 1983 advertising the Lots-o’-Huggin’. Many of you following the site know that Lotso is one of the new toys/characters in Pixar‘s Toy Story 3. The thing is… I’m 99% sure Lotso was a custom creation of Pixar and didn’t actually exist in 1983. Watch the commercial, embedded after the jump, and judge for yourself. Is it real, or Toy Story 3 viral marketing? It’s incredibly well made, from the jingle to the wardrobe, to the VHS-tape appearance… but I vote the latter.