Wix.com brings us the characters of the animated film Kung Fu Panda 3 in their 2016 Super Bowl commercial. Mr. Ping wonders aloud how he can get more customers to come to his noodle shop, which stands practically empty. Po the Panda, voiced by Jack Black in the movies, says they should make a big commercial. Po imagines scenarios where they copycat famous commercials of the past to drum up business, including Carl’s Jr.’s “All Natural” burger girl (which is technically a boobs reference – hey kids!), the Old Spice Guy, and the Budweiser frogs.
Master Shifu says they actually need to start with a great website, and suggests Wix.com. The commercial is advertising both Wix and Kung Fu Panda 3, which is currently in theaters and made $21 million this weekend alone. For the kids watching Super Bowl 50 at home with their parents, if they love the Kung Fu Panda movies they will perk up when these characters appear onscreen. The jokes within the commercial about Old Spice, burgers, and beer might go over their heads, but children will still find Po’s antics entertaining.