5 January 2009–present.
Compare the Meerkat is an advertising campaign on British commercial television for comparethemarket.com, a price comparison website, part of BGL Group.
The adverts feature Aleksandr Orlov, a CGI anthropomorphic Russian meerkat and his family and friends.
What is the names of the meerkats?
What nationality are the meerkats?
Aleksandr Orlov is a CGI Russian meerkat who stands in as the main character for the Compare the Meerkat television advertisements.
Who is the voice of Sergei the Meerkat?
The voice behind Aleksandr the Meerkat of the comparethemarket.com advertisements has been disclosed as that of the actor Simon Greenall. Greenall is best known for his role as Alan Partridge’s friend Michael, the Geordie hotel handyman in the hit sitcom I’m Alan Partridge.
Why do the meerkats have Russian accents?
Meerkats have accents too. Researchers recorded a range of meerkat vocal sounds and played them to wild meerkats in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. London – On the television adverts they speak with thick Russian accents. In the other, a different meerkat voice was played on each side.