By now, you've undoubtedly watched the brilliant Star Wars-themed "Bark Side" video teasing Volkswagen's Super Bowl commercial. Watching those pups from a galaxy far, far away made me realize that it isn't the first auto ad I have seen this year featuring a bunch of cute animals. Hyundai showcases its environmentally friendly Sonata Hybrid speeding past wide-eyed forest critters, while Subaru demonstrates its dog-approved vehicles with vignettes featuring outdoorsy canines. And let's not forget the party rockin' hamsters who conquer post-apocalyptic robots with their slick dance moves and a lime green Kia Soul.
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