German Supermarket Commercial Is the Cat’s Meow


Even though most commercials are irritating at best, every once in a while, you come across a gem that you find yourself watching over and over again. A commercial for Netto, a German supermarket chain, featuring cats, will leave you with a huge smile on your face.

The producers built a miniature “cat-size” Netto store that looks just like a regular store. Building the set took a little over a week. Producers made sure that everything on the set was cat-friendly. The cats either had their own room, or shared a room with cats they were already familiar with.

“I look at is as shooting in a different language,” said director Brian Lee Hughes. “We’re not in the same species, but I feel like we’re brothers and sisters.”

I don’t know what’s more fun to watch: the actual commercial, or the “making of” video. Some of the “making of” is in German, but you’ll get the gist of it even if you don’t speak the language.



8 Comments on German Supermarket Commercial Is the Cat’s Meow

  1. Diane Ricciardi Stewart
    March 28, 2017 at 5:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve seen this several times, and loved it EVERY time!! Thanks for posting the making of it as well. . . Wonderful!! ♥♥♥

  2. Michelle
    March 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved this! I was laughing hysterically watching those cats! Very creative.

  3. Beth
    March 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for posting this.
    Amusing commercial, and interesting to see how they filmed/made it.

  4. Clea Simon
    March 28, 2017 at 11:50 am (4 years ago)

    Wonderful! Thanks, Ingrid.

  5. Georgia
    March 28, 2017 at 10:59 am (4 years ago)

    Cute! I like watching how they made it.

  6. Janine
    March 28, 2017 at 8:31 am (4 years ago)

    That’s a cute video. i enjoyed seeing how they made it too.

  7. Terry
    March 28, 2017 at 7:39 am (4 years ago)

    I just have to say that that CG stuff with animals just makes my skin crawl.

  8. Sue Brandes
    March 28, 2017 at 7:09 am (4 years ago)

    Cute commercial.


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