With apologies to Honda’s “Ferris Bueller” homage ("Matthew's Day Off"), MetLife won the prize for Peak Nostalgia in Super Bowl XLVI with this ad via Crispin Porter & Bogusky chock full of cartoon characters from many viewers’ youths. The Peanuts gang, He-Man, Waldo, Scooby Doo, Marvin the Martian. Holy crap, it's Voltron!
"Every family, everywhere, should have the financial security they need,” the voiceover intones. “Not just the ones who can figure it out. Not just the most fortunate. Everyone."
Director: Psyop. Production companies: Psyop, Smuggler. Director of photography: Andrij Parekh. Psyop executive producer: Neysa Horsburgh. Producers: Alexandra Lisee, Amanda Miller, Scott Siegel. Creative director: Laurent Ledru. Smuggler executive producers/partners: Patrick Milling-Smith, Brian Carmody. Executive producer/chief operating officer: Lisa Rich. Executive producer: Allison Kunzman. Executive producer/head of production: Laura Thoel.
VP-executive creative director/copywriter: Ari Merkin. Creative director/art director: Dawn McCarthy. Associate creative director: James Maravetz. Copywriter: James Maravetz. Executive integrated producer: Sherri Levy. Junior integrated producer: Yamaris Duarte.
Music company: Black Iris. Sound design: 740 Sound Design.Send credit info to SuperBowlAdArchive@adage.com.