VIDEO: Early Super Bowl commercials tease, entertain, warm hearts of audiences

Companies spending millions for short commercials airing during the Super Bowl are whetting consumer appetites by releasing their ads early.

Airtime during TV’s most-watched night doesn’t come cheap. Companies are reportedly shelling out as much as $4 million for a 30-second spot.

Jaguar will air its first Super Bowl commercial during this year’s game. The 60-second spot will feature Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Strong and the new F-Type Coupe.

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Other commercials getting airtime before the game? GoDaddy, known for its racy, skin-baring Super Bowl ads in years past, will include an ad in which a real woman quits her job.
 

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The company will also air another ad featuring racecar driver Danica Patrick.

Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” commercial is sure to get a lot of adoration, for obvious, cuddly reasons. It’s already been viewed more than 16 million times on YouTube.
 

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Also getting lots of attention this year is the “greek yogurt showdown.”  Chobani and Oikos are both airing ads during the Super Bowl.

Oikos features John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget, formerly the men of TV’s “Full House,” in an air hockey standoff.

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Chobani’s ad features a grizzly bear who knows when he wants preservative-free protein:
 

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Heinz released its Super Bowl on Thursday. It features a variety of folks humming happily and smacking ketchup bottles to get to that very last drop:
 

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Pepsi traditionally has had some of the most popular commercials in years past. The ad this year explains the “story” of how halftime was invented. It features a song by Bruno Mars, who will perform during halftime of this year’s Super Bowl.
 

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Other ads for which to watch include Bud Light’s spots featuring Arnold Schwartzenegger and Don Cheadle, and Stephen Colbert for Wonderful Pistachios. For more Super Bowl ad fun, check out Youtube’s Ad Blitz, where you can watch, vote and share your favorite 2014 Super Bowl commercials.

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