Did the John Lewis Christmas Advert, Buster the Boxer, Rip off This Youtube Video?

John Lewis Buster Boxer Advert
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 - #BusterTheBoxer

I will admit that I love the John Lewis’ Christmas adverts and this year’s Buster the Boxer ad is heart wrenching & beautiful. Talking of how we’re ‘manipulated’ into buying things, it’s quite the lovely experience wandering around the store. Yes, I do wind up buying things I never knew I needed.

So, this year’s advert has had us all in tears and yearning for Christmas morning, and to be honest, we need some positive vibes going around right now.

Just one thing, and the reason for the story, is that some have pointed out that the commercial is sort of similar to a 2007 YouTube video by Christina Glover, called The Trampoline Dog.

Ok, so it has a dog flipping around on a trampoline, but given it’s been almost a decade since that vid was put out (and how people have similar ideas), I couldn’t say if they ripped it off.

Still, the John Lewis ad is another classic from them and different enough to stand on its own. What do you think?

You can watch the dog video on YouTube.