The Wilmington, NC Pet Will Be Featured in the Iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny Commercial
HERSHEY, Pa., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cadbury brand, one of America’s top Easter brands, has announced Henri, a bulldog as the winner of its’ first-ever “Bunny Tryouts.” This Easter, Henri, who lives with his owners Kathie & Tim Santillo in Wilmington, NC, will star with the Cadbury bunny in the brand’s iconic Clucking Bunny commercial.
“When people see the iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial, they know Easter season is here,” said Katrina Vatter, Marketing Team Member, Cadbury US brand. “For the first time in over 35 years, we are honored to expand our tradition and welcome Henri as a new character to the commercial.”
Over 4,000 entries of pets wearing bunny ears were submitted to the first-ever Cadbury “Bunny Tryouts” contest. With help from insta-famous star honorary judge, Doug the Pug, the contest judges selected Henri to star in the Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial this Easter. Henri will make his debut with the Cadbury bunny himself in this year’s commercial, which will be released April 2019.
The Cadbury brand would like to thank everyone who entered and a special thank you to the other 19 semi-finalists:
- Arthur (Lizard) from Huntsville, AL
- Coco (Dog) from Scottsdale, AZ
- Conswala (Llama) from York Springs, PA
- Goblin (Dog) from Cranberry Township, PA
- Indigo (Bunny) from Cedar Park, TX
- Jake (Dog) from Bellevue, MI
- Kardi (Dog) from Lubbock, TX
- Kit (Horse) from Clinton, IA
- Louie (Dog) from New York, NY
- MaDolly (Goat) from Hornbeak, TN
- Midna (Bearded Dragon) from Venice, FL
- Nacho (Cat) from Nashville, TN
- Oliver (Cat) from Martinsville, IN
- Roger (Dog) from Newark, DE
- Sheldon (Dog) from Alpharetta, GA
- Starfish (Cat) from Arlington, TX
- Sweet Sundance (Dog) from Las Vegas, NV
- Valor (Dog) from Morrisville, PA
- Winston (Dog) from Hermitage, PA
In addition to starring in the new Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial, Henri will receive $5,000. The Cadbury brand will also be donating $10,000 to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), the longest-standing animal welfare organization in North America which serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is an industry-leading snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its iconic brands, remarkable people and enduring commitment to help children succeed. Hershey has approximately 17,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.5 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat®, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and SkinnyPop.
The Hershey Company sells Cadbury products under license from Cadbury UK Ltd.
For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on helping children succeed. To learn more visit www.thehersheycompany.com.
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