British Gas Advert Song – Wilbur the Penguin Home Care

British Gas Advert Music 2015 – Composer and song details for the animated Home Care Penguin commercials.

Song Title: Ice Dance.

Musician/Composer: Danny Elfman.

Available To Download From: iTunes and Amazon.

The tune you hear playing in this new British Gas HomeCare ad is called ‘Ice Dance’ and was created by the American singer-songwriter, composer and record producer, Danny Elfman. This same song was also recently used in the companies ‘No Place Like Home’ animals advert.

Johnny Depp fans may recognise this piece of music from the 1990 film ‘Edward Scissorhands’, for which the song was originally produced.

In addition to once being the lead singer for alternative/new wave rock band Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman is the man behind a vast array of TV and movie soundtracks, including the majority of Tim Burton’s other films. The California-based multi-instrumentalist even created the theme tune to The Simpsons.

Basically, if you’ve watched any significant amount of films or television over the last 30 years, you’ll have already listened to a number of Danny Elfman soundtracks.

This latest advert from British Gas shows a backpacking penguin sneaking around a families home after entering via the oversized cat flap.

Wilbur, as we believe him to be known, then proceeds to startle the cat, waste hot water, eye up a potential fish supper, slide down the banister and quickly inspect the hallway radiator. All this before zooming off back into the cold winters night.

The commercial promotes the British Gas HomeCare service, which offers different types of cover for such issues as faulty home electrics, boiler breakdowns and more. The above video was added to the British Gas YouTube channel on the 28th of September, 2015.

If you like this British Gas advert, you should also check out the knitted version that was created especially for the ITV Text Santa appeal:

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