Animation Commercials & Cartoons
Science Fiction Theater - in production
The Origins of Astro Boy 1963
in both English and Japanese
Click: Watch Classic Animation Commercials
Click: Play Alka-Seltzer commercials with the legendary comic actor Buster Keaton
Click: Disney Animators turn to making television commercials.
Click: Kool Aid Kids and help us document the history of the campaign.
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of Animated Commercials.
Colgate Mighty Mouse 1956
In 1956, Colgate purchased sponsorship rights to CBS-TV's Saturday morning "Mighty Mouse Playhouse." The toothpaste company and Terrytoon Studios produced a number of popular spots featuring the diminutive hero over the show's 11-year run. We want to track the partnerships between corporate sponsors and cartoon shows and weave a narrative of the ways in which product tie-ins boosted cartoon characters, and vice versa!
Aurora Toys Sales Film 1967
We want to showcase the participation of iconic animation studios like Hanna-Barbera in the production of sales film and other advertisements. Aurora showcased this film at Toy Fair as a promotional video for their salespeople and toy dealers.
A Conversation with Legendary Animator Shamus Culhane in 1989 with Ira H. Gallen
Click: A biography of Shamus Culhane.
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Talking with Voice Over Artist
Allen Swift with Ira H. Gallen
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A Conversation with Animator/Director
Ralph Bakshi is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. Between 1972 and 2015, he directed ten theatrically released feature films, six of which he wrote. He has been involved in numerous television projects as director, writer, producer and animator.
Click: See more of this rare in depth interview with Ralph Bakshi.
Animator Lew Gifford on Wonderama
with host Sonny Fox, 10/12/1959
We want to document the under-appreciated career of Lew Gifford, beginning with his appearance on Sonny Fox's Wonderama, where he discusses his work and showcases his storyboards for Ballantine Beer's Barry and Piels campaign.
Click: A Biography of Lew Gifford. Plus many of the commercials he created.
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