Put some furry friends in an ad campaign and we’re instantly sucked in and ready to splash our cash. The Gorilla Cadbury’s Dairy Milk ad was voted the nation’s favourite in September. Here's the 15 animal ads we love the most. See if you agree…

1.  Cadbury Dairy Milk

In this ad first aired back in 2007,  a scary looking gorilla pounded his drums to Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight, and viewers watched in awe and wonder. Watch the big ape (bloke in suit!) give his drums some welly…

 

2. Ikea

You may think that your kitchen is a bit a bit chaotic at times. But you wouldn’t have much chance of sitting down for a quiet a cuppa in this one. See why…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDsbbyFilZY

 

3. Pet Plan

Perhaps you didn’t even realise that when pets seem to be playing and having fun, they’re actually doing very important jobs. Let them explain…

 

4. Cesar

They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. And nowhere is this more evident than in these heartwarming and touching scenes…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu9sWjnJFHU

 

5. Sheba

Cats are often described as slinky. However, Eva Longoria certainly gives her purr-fect puss a run for its money in the slinky stakes. Watch this ad and you’ll see that cat and owner are both looking and feline fine…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noDx1DANFII

 

6. Whiskas

All cats, from lion cubs to domestic kittens, learn by exploring. These cute littl’uns prove that you’re never too young to start being adventurous… Watch their adorable antics…

 

7. Anchor Butter

Anchor launched this campaign in 2010 to highlight the heritage of its brand. It wanted to make it clear that it was hardworking cows who made the butter. See the busy bovine here…

 

8. Pets at home

There are a vast array of creatures all great and small in this heartwarming compilation ad. And what’s extra special is that all the clips have been submitted via the store’s customers. Check it out…

 

9. Lloyds Bank

This ad was created to mark the 250th anniversary of Lloyds Bank and featured the iconic black horse. We see it firstly as a foal and then in a variety of historical situations to mark the years the bank has been in business. Enjoy the horse and the history here…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6eZ3WQCjhA

 

10. Kit Kat

We hold our paws up – not for one minute are we suggesting that these are real pandas! However, we decided that they looked authentic enough to make our list. And this 1987 ad caused such a buzz back then that we felt it was time to revisit it. Enjoy!…

 

11. Andrex

This ad marked the 40th anniversary of the Andrex advertising puppy and launched their campaign to raise £300,000 to finance the training of 40 puppies as guide dogs. The bulk of the money was to come through sales of a soft toy puppy, with 50p from each sale donated to the charity. Who wouldn’t want a toy that looked like this!

 

12. Butcher’s Lean & Tasty

Look what happens when a dog is as fit as… well, a butcher’s dog! They jump about and frolic an awful lot. Which makes us laugh and want to share the joy with you…

 

13. Dentastix

Apparently four out of five dogs over the age of 3 have gum disease, and dogs don’t want dentures. Although if this is what they’d look like with false gnashers, we say bring it on!

 

14. Purina

Here we have dogs dreaming about all the things they’d love to do and they’re living out the scenarios in their sleep. Dare they think dreams can come true? This ad wants us to believe so…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3FnVy8QoQE

 

15. Dulux

We always thought it was slightly odd to have such a shaggy, long-haired dog around wet paint. But the Old English Sheepdog has become synonymous with the paint brand. There have been so many ads over the years, it was difficult to chose one. But when it came down to it, we had to go with the one where the big mutt was singing My Way…