Advert: British Gas – No Place Like Home
Music: Danny Elfman – Ice Dance
British Gas shifts the tone of its TV ads with this animated effort, focussing not on engineers in vans, but on various cute animals, including a family of squirrels that viewers of a certain age may think look like Tufty and friends from the 1980s road safety ads. The music track is Danny Elfman’s Ice Dance, from his soundtrack to the 1990 film Edward Scissorhands, helping to give the ad a strangely Christmassy feel in mid-August. (Ice Dance was previously used in a Christmas ad – for McDonald’s in 2013.) You can download Ice Dance on iTunes. An identical TV ad with the same music is also running for British Gas’s Scottish brand Scottish Gas, see below.