A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 29: Fantasy Squad – Yeti

YThe Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, is an interesting creature because, though most agree the Yeti is part of myth, cryptozoologists have been trying to prove the existence for years.

I remember an advertisement years ago for Stones Bitter. The barman was based on this legendary creature, which led to lines such as “Are you open, Yeti?” and “This barman’s abominable!” As far as advertising goes, it’s quite clever – it certainly stuck with me and I don’t even drink bitter!

In media, the Yeti has made several appearances. The list includes:

  • Yeti by Seb-M Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Illustrations / StorybookΒ©2010-2015 Seb-M
    Yeti by Seb-M
    Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Illustrations / StorybookΒ©2010-2015 Seb-M

    The Yeti appears in a variety of films, including: The Snow Creature; Half Human; The Abominable Snowman; Monkeybone; Yeti: A Love Story; The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Monsters, Inc.

  • In television depictions include: Hugo the Abominable Snowman (Looney Tunes); Robbie the Reindeer; Power Rangers Operation Overdrive; The Secret Saturdays: Ugly Americans, and Regular Show. A robotic Yeti appeared in The Abominable Snowmen (Doctor Who).
  • The Yeti features in numerous video games: Urban Yeti!; Spyro: Year of the Dragon; Carnivores: Ice Age, and Warcraft.
  • There are references in literature: The Abominable Snowman is a Marvel character; a Yeti is the main creature in Goosebumps (The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena) by R. L. Stine, and the creature features in The Red Guard, a Nick Carter novel.

As always, this is just a flavour. Do you have a favourite story? Have you seen the Stones advert? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Mel

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24 thoughts on “A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 29: Fantasy Squad – Yeti

  1. Isn’t there a Yeti in the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie? I’m Jewish, so I only know this from commercials. I think one of the Final Fantasy games on the Super NES had a Yeti as a hidden playable character too.

    1. I’ve not seen the movie, but if you spotted a Yeti in the advert then I’m sure there is. It doesn’t surprise me about Final Fantasy – every great creature should be represented πŸ˜€

    1. Oh gosh, I just posted about Lamb today (subtle self-promotion but totally relevant πŸ˜‰ ) and I’d actually forgotten about the yeti. It made me cry too…

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