The Gremlins franchise knows a little something about follow-ups being as good as the original (and maybe even better), and since that’s the tagline for Mountain Dew Zero Sugar, the soda-makers have enlisted the help of a certain little Mogwai to promote the drink.
The adorable Gizmo reunites with Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch star Zach Galligan in a new commercial released today, which feels like a Super Bowl spot even if it isn’t.
It’s probably safe to say that Galligan is playing his franchise character Billy Peltzer in the commercial, breaking a classic Mogwai rule when he offers Gizmo a sip of his soda. The commercial also introduces Billy’s daughter, who has a mischievous Mogwai pet of her own!
Now that’s the Gremlins 3 we need to see.
Check out the commercial below, and keep your eyes peeled for the return of Gizmo and the Gremlins franchise with HBO’s animated series “Secrets of the Mogwai” later this year!