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 Comments

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.

I like myths like this one: Ones with enough hint of truth and unresolved mystery that some still believe them to be true.

I went on a binge on Netflix watching anything and everything they had with Yetis and hunting for them.

Yeti are always a fun – sometime strange! – addition to a story.

Reblogged this on Armchair Bigfooter.

My favourite Yeti is in Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – it made me cry. I also rather like the yetis in The Mummy, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor :).
Tasha
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There are some yeti in veeery old lost episodes of Doctor Who, but they’re unintentionally hilarious. Big fluffy hoppy things. πŸ˜€

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