Am I the only one who is completely freaked out by talking breakfast cereal?
Have you seen the new ads for Frosted Mini-Wheats?
They feature little talking mini-wheats guys. These little wheats carry on converstations with a kid - usually giving him some wordly advice on why eating a better breakfast is so important.
There is one commercial where the little wheats advise the young adolescent that by having a nutrional breakfast he will perform better at school.
There is another where a group of little wheats are taking a 'bath' of sorts in hot milk. In this commercial the camera pans back as the little wheats saunter away from the cereal bowl clad in towels and flipflops - while the kid devours his breakfast.
Um...hello... he is eating the little wheat guys...
Are we to believe that the remaining wheat guys in the bowl are not animated? That these poor wheats are simply shredded grains with no brains? And that the ones with brains were smart enough to leap from the bowl before being devoured?
How is this not completly horrifying to children?