February 09, 2011, 10:02 AM — If you enjoyed the Volkswagen Super Bowl ads (the Darth Vader and Black Beetle ones, specifically), the carmaker has some additional treats for you. The company has released two new videos, showing the "making of" the ads with basically a compilation of outtakes and bloopers.
Here's the Darth Vader one, with speculation that the kid in the costume might actually be a girl:
Here's the "making of" video of the Black Beetle ad, complete with time-lapse animations and other fascinating discussions of bugs.
The ads have been a huge hit for Volkswagen - the Darth Vader ad has racked up more than 23.5 million video views, and the Black Beetle ad has amassed 2.8 million views. The company released the ads last week before the Super Bowl, as part of a strategy to get some buzz before the big game (along with other companies).
Plus, funny kids and Darth Vader are always enjoyable to watch.