The new Air New Zealand commercial entitled ‘Just Another Day in Middle-earth’ has just been released and it’s fantastic.
The advertisement features actual Air New Zealand crew members who are going about their normal day to day affairs at work when they suddenly find themselves transforming into creatures from the famous J.R.R. Tolkien series. Pilots turn into dwarves, stewardesses sprout elven ears and people working ground control discover hangars filled with gold and a dragon fiercely protecting it. There’s even a cameo by Dean O’Gorman who plays the dwarf Fili in the Hobbit trilogy.
With the second Hobbit movie set to release in December, this Hobbit-inspired Air New Zealand commercial is an brilliant form of cross promotion that is sure to benefit both the airline company and the film itself.