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

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Click: Disney Animators turn to making television commercials.

Click: Kool Aid Kids and help us document the history of the campaign.

Click: To see listings of 6 hours

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

Click: Learn  more about  Allen Swift.

A Conversation with Animator/Director

Ralph Bakshi

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.

 UNDER CONSTRUCTION
 

Click: A Biography of Lew Gifford. Plus many of the commercials he created.

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