Christmas is nearly upon us, and around our house that usually means candy. Lots of candy. In honor of our annual overindulgence of the confectioner’s craft, we present a selection of candy coated commercials in vivid black and white, and the finest faded Eastman color.
Here’s a typical “elves working on an assembly line making our wonderful candy” type ad. Ken Harris does some of the animation here, and that’s when the elves really start to look like Elmer Fudd.
Good and Plenty
Produced by Soundac Studios of Miami, Florida. The same folks who brought you Colonel Bleep and Mighty Mister Titan.
Bonomo Turkish Taffy
Animation from UPA. Animated by Gil Turner and Rudy Larriva. We actually tried to eat this stuff when we were kids.
Holloway’s Sugar Duds
From 1969. Produced by Playhouse Pictures. Directed by Gerry Woolery and designed by Rosemary O’Connor.
Beech Nut Hot Shots
It’s the candy that makes your head explode! Animated by Alan Zazlove. You’ll flip your Beatle wig!
This amazing pop-art ad is almost certainly the work of Fred Mogubgub. Is that music by Herb Alpert, or is it just an incredible simulation?
Now that we’ve had our candy, we need to brush our teeth with a decent toothpaste. Directed by Paul Fennell and animated by Carlo Vinci.