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Kaboom Cereal?


#1

The first time I saw Kill Bill, I thought the cereal that Vernita pulls out of the cabinet in the first scene of the movie was Corn Pops or something due to the yellow box, but its really something called "Kaboom Cereal."



So, is that a real product - a real cereal? Or is it another of QT’s imaginary products like Big Kahuna Burger and Apple Cigarettes?



(Just delete this if this has already been posted)


#2

it is real - from general mills:







[size=28]KABOOM![/size]


#3

LOL, that’s awesome! I didn’t know it was a real cereal! Couldn’t General Mills sue them up the ass for that?


#4

No. They can’t, cuz they didn’t say anything wrong or bad about it.


#5

usually shit like that in movies isn’t a huge issue…but maybe sometimes u have to pay money to General mills…I dunno though.



funny looking box though


#6

Usually the company pays hundreds of thousands or even millions to place products in a scene - even in this case i would think General Mills would have paid to get their cereal in that scene. Not the other way around.


#7

they had Capn Crunch and Pop Tarts in Pulp fiction, too


#8

[quote]it is real - from general mills:





[size=28]KABOOM![/size][/quote]

LMAO



That cereal shall never be viewed in the same light again…


#9

[quote]Usually the company pays hundreds of thousands or even millions to place products in a scene - even in this case i would think General Mills would have paid to get their cereal in that scene. Not the other way around.[/quote]

Not in this case. This cereal was OBVIOUSLY selected by Tarantino to be in the film…it was written in the script and had a connection to what was in the box, a gun.



Therfor I’m sure Tarantino paid for it to be in the film…unless General Mills doesn’t care, was happy with the placement, or…yeah.



and there was no Poptarts in Pulp Fiction. On the commentary (the gay words) it says its a fictionous poptart type food that was made up by the prop guy.



I don’t remember Capt Crunch, but Fruit Brute wasi n Pulp and Dogs.


#10

Somehow i dont believe that Tarantino and Miramax WOULD PAY THEM to put THEIR product in the scene. That’s like the biggest advertisement opportunity ever. Just because QT wanted the cereal in the scene doesnt mean THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO PAY THEM. It seems quite actually - ludicrous.


#11

I don’t really believe having their cereal as a cover used to conceal a weapon in Kill Bill is exactly the advertisement placement that the company has dreamt about. I’m sure they’re a wee bit flattered that their product was chosen to be in a movie, but probably far from thrilled with what it was used for.


#12

Well, whether the Kaboom cereal was a purposeful advertisement or not, it makes me wanna buy a box right now!









**Wow, what a perfect place to hide a gun…gotta write that one down…


#13

Its just like using music in a film. You gotta pay to use it.


#14

I don’t even think they make it anymore, do they?



If they don’t - then I doubt they would have to pay for some nostalgic product that people hardly ever heard of unless you are a cereal fiend like QT is supposed to be.


#15

[quote]  Its just like using music in a film. You gotta pay to use it.[/quote]
Not for advertisements. Believe me, my mom is in advertising, the legal part. I know what i’m talking about. For example, in BUBBA HO-TEP he has a drawer full of baby ruths. Baby ruths didn’t pay them, they didn’t pay baby ruth, they just had it in the scene.