Scrabble Spins a Christmas Tale Using Anagrams
Scrabble debuts a heartwarming story just in time for the holidays to remind us that there’s magic in Christmas, and in words.
The spot tells the story of a father who finds an abused and abandoned dog and decides to bring him home. Without realizing it, this new addition to the family sets off a chain of events that make the whole family see things more positively. The heartfelt story is told with Antigrams (a special kind of anagrams, whose letters can be rearranged to produce a new word with an opposite meaning), something word lovers, avid Scrabble players and anyone who has a love/hate relationship with the holidays will find joy in.
The film is part
of Scrabble´s “There´s Magic in Words” campaign that kicked off earlier this
year with “Anagram Lovers,” a whimsical love story that captured the hearts and
minds of word nerds everywhere.
“Anagram Christmas” tells a compelling story
that has Scrabble´s greatest element at the heart of it, words. It is a
beautiful illustration of our brand belief that there is magic in words,” says Tharyn Estevez, Mattel Marketing Director Girls, Games
& Outdoors EuRoMEA.
Lovers connected so well with people, we knew we had to do something even
better. Stepping up from anagrams to antigrams, gave us the opportunity to build on the
brand philosophy and create something really special for Christmas,” says
Pancho Cassis, Executive Creative Director at LOLA.
LOLA, the lead creative and strategic agency for Mattel in Europe,
created the campaign. Marçel Forés of the production company, Canada, directed the
film and sound production was
provided by Antfood NY.
The spot, “Anagram Christmas” launches in Europe on Dec. 10th with
special emphasis in the UK and Germany. Scrabble
was first launched in the 1930´s and is now in its 5th edition. It
is sold and distributed by Mattel games in Europe.
Category: Sports and leisure , Toys
Genre: Dialogue , Storytelling