April 13, 2005
Hey Aussies, have you seen
Hey Aussies, have you seen the new ANZ ad? They show a bunch of robots answering their helpline calls. There is a Dalek and Robby the Robot, but there is this one in the front with a female voice that I can't seem to place. Anyone out there know what I'm talking about? I know I'm going to kick myself when I find out what robot it is, but at this point I'm just stumped....
Posted by gadgetgirl at April 13, 2005 10:05 PM
Well, it wasn't meant to be any particular character to start with, our initial design name was "Jet Head", the voice came later & seemed to fit.
The one you call "Robby" is actually "John" the Robot from a 1962 Russian film "Planet of Storms".
Since Shaun Meehan, our director, is a self confessed geek, he embraced my suggestion to use such an obscure robot (he even added the Heavy Russian accent) plus, to our knowledge, no one to date has ever built a replica of John, so it was a real buzz for us to do so.
Posted by: Wozza at June 26, 2005 01:43 AM