Mr Potato Head Will Help To Bring Travelling Backpackers To Belper

Nailed can exclusively reveal that a new promotional video aimed at bringing tourists into Belper will star the fibreglass sculpture, Mr Potato Head.

The film sponsored by Belper Town Council is aimed at young, international travellers and backpackers and is designed to be released on social media.  Belper Town Council will not say how much the film cost to produce, but we are assured by them that the CGI process used in the film to render Mr Potato Head is of a professional standard “equivalent to that used by Disney in Toy Story”.

A spokesperson from Belper Town Council said “we were looking for a symbol that was friendly and internationally recognisable and after a long discussion we realised that Mr Potato Head fitted the bill. We realise that to some people in Belper Mr Potato Head is a marmite figure, but when we did a survey of visitors to Belper we found that the demographic of 18 – 25 year olds really like Mr Potato Head and associate him with Belper. They also understand his back story and the links with Pawtucket – which is something we want to get across in the video”.

In the video an animated version of Mr Potato Head will guide the viewer around Belper, visiting important sites and telling the story of Belper’s industrial heritage and its links with Pawtucket.

The video can be seen here.

By Tony Webster

Update: This was one of 4 April Fool’s Day articles 2016

One thought on “Mr Potato Head Will Help To Bring Travelling Backpackers To Belper

  • 3rd April 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Brilliant Spoof – However, my candidate would be Mr Bean – AKA Our beloved Councillor Cox. This Esteemed Conservative Leader of AVBC thinks spreading £14,000 among tens of thousands of homeowners – a Council Tax reduction of less than 50 pence a year – to treat themselves to maybe half a baked bean a day, will win the borough election in May. At the last full AVBC council meeting before the election in March I pointed out that, instead of this silly stunt, the council could have spent the money on Community Groups, like the Drop Inn, where a small amount of money goes a very long way and it would have made a real difference. The Mayor told me he would ‘reply to me in a letter on the subject’ I am still waiting.
    Maurice Neville – Belper and Duffield Labour Party

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