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Kia-Ora drink had a memorable animated ad featuring a little black boy marching along a beach. He was trailed by a whole host of wacky characters all singing along to the most catchy theme tune. Kia-Ora was "too orangey for crows"


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Do You Remember Kia-Ora?

Do You Remember Kia-Ora?

  • Anonymous user
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    Don't forget the kia-ora aurora said mum aurora oh what kia-ora suncrush said mum oh kia-ora said aurora
  • Mini Mort
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    it's just for me and ma dawwwwg!
  • Anonymous user
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    Yeah, it was done in 1930s American jazz cartoon-style. The sharp-dressed crow offers to be the lads dog in return for a nip of Kia-Ora, and starts barking rhythmically. He's followed by another, taller crow with a deeper voice, and the cavalcade gets longer and longer. It includes a rubber-limbed basketball- playing bird, a saxophonist whose saxophone had it's own pair of legs, and a 'coal black momma' washerwoman whose bundle of laundry she's carrying on her head unravels and forms a set of clothes that jives along on it's own! The ad. was very retro, harking back to the 'silly symphonies' cartoons of early '30s America, in which black people and crows were often depicted together for some reason.
  • Anonymous user
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    do they still sell kia-ora, just curious
    • Anonymous user
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      Yes at Sainsbury's avocado delivery and asda
  • Anonymous user
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    We all adora, Kia Ora! bought a t-shirt for my daughter with this on and it played the tune!
  • Anonymous user
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    I'll be your dawg!
  • Anonymous user
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    HI Guess the black boy was post 1960's - Kia Ora was sold in movie theaters (cinema!) I don't remember the ad that went with it. (the 'good old fashioned drink??) not sure if that was part? Don't remember buying it at the stores - tho' obviously was sold that way. Was just curious if it was around - and Corona too (that is not) G
  • Th3 Firestarter
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    That ad can be found on good old youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvLn9PWln8 Enjoy.
  • Anonymous user
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    What a blast from the past the Kia Ora advert is! I've just purchased myself a Kia Ora T-Shirt for the summer from Character Planet.co.uk get in there! :)