McDonald's Is Running Out Of Ideas For Commercials, So They Ripped Off Cyriak

McDonald's used to have some really creative commercials, and even had all kinds of peripheral advertising starring McDonaldland characters such as Birdie, Grimace and Mayor McCheese.

But now that they've forgotten how to have fun with their ads McDonald's is hiring ad agencies who think it's okay to blatantly rip off somebody else's work, even if that someone is surreal animator Cyriak Harris.

The ad was quickly pulled from circulation, but not before the ad agency responsible for the ad posted this blatant admission on a forum.

"Reference"- more like rip-ofference, amirite?!

-Via Boing Boing

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Nobody remembers "Mac Tonight", where they flagrantly used the song Mack the Knife without getting permission our paying royalties? That was a whole advertising campaign, complete with posters, moon-head happy meal toys, and more. It sure disappeared suddenly once they were taken to court
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