Where did Ed Love work? A better question might be: Where didn’t he work?
A partial list of studios would include Disney, Iwerks, Lantz, MGM, Hanna-Barbera, Bob Clampett Productions, and DePatie-Freleng. He was fast and good so his services were always in demand. Here’s a small sampling of his commercial work…
Snuffles the biscuit loving dog stars in this mini medical epic. Hal Smith and Daws Butler provide the vocals. From Hanna-Barbera.
Also from H&B. Art Gilmore narrates and Thurl Ravenscroft is Tony the Tiger again.
Stick figures love this famous spray antiseptic in a bottle!
You can say “Hello” to Gallo, but Gallo won’t answer back because Gallo cannot speak, despite what you’ve heard about wine doing the talking…
Produced by DePatie-Freleng and animated by Ed Love. This spot caused me some confusion as a youngster because the villain’s name was “Sweet Tooth Sam” and that also happened to be the name of a villain in the Tom Terrific cartoons. There was no connection other than the name. Voices by Paul Frees and Daws Butler.
Coca Cola – Mountain Flower
Produced by Walter Lantz in 1949, this was one of the last things made before the Lantz studio had its temporary shut down. Animated by Ed Love and Don Towsley (Ed animated the beginning and end, and Don did the middle part.) Directed by Dick Lundy.
Penn Mutual – Excerpts
Paul Fennell produced this sales film for the Penn Mutual life insurance company in 1947. It’s mostly camera moves and graphics. It’s nearly eighteen minutes long, and it’s dead boring. Rather than try to convince you folks to watch the entire film, I’ve compiled the actual bits of character animation into this video which is just over two minutes. Even the character animation is just a man lecturing you, a serious misuse of animation. Still, Ed did a nice job. He always does a nice job.