Softbank, one of big mobile phone company made a character, “Oto-san Ken”, means, Father Dog. He is a white cute Japanese dog and father of a family. The strange thing is that his wife, son and daughter are human. Oto-san became quite popular character in Japan and his family story become series as advertisement on TV. This is one of them. Students learn English by playing dodge ball. This is my favorite one.
This is another one about iPhone (Japanese with English subtitle). Here you can see, Oto-san family. I am not sure if this one is used in USA, people like it or not. But surely, this family are contributing to sales in Japan.