Some public service spots are about nice things like dental hygiene, good nutrition, and developing social manners… and still others are about things that can kill or maim you. Since injury, mutilation and death make better television, we shall concentrate on the latter.
From the National Film Board of Canada comes these two amusing spots animated by Kaj Pindal.
From ERA Productions. Voiceover by Paul Frees.
Animatic spot whereby Casper the ghost tells you how to… stay alive? Art by Warren Kremer.
Two Breaths To….
Safety film about oxygen made by Hanna-Barbera. Directed by Geoerge Gordon. Voices by Casey Kasem and Herb Vigran.
Another Yogi Bear PSA, this one is from the early nineties. Storyboarded and layed out by Scott Shaw and directed and animated by me. We did the voice recording at H&B, but the animation was done over at Playhoue Pictiures with Gerry Woolery producing. Don Messick reprised his role as Boo Boo. Sadly Daws Butler was gone by then, and the name of the gentleman who did Yogi’s voice here has faded from my memory. This spot was extremely inexpensive (like most PSA’s) and it was shot on 35mm film at a time when the business was switching over to computer paint.
Here’s a master background of Jellystone Park, painted by me from Scott’s layout (click to enlarge). I ended up painting the backgrounds a second time as the result of a client change, so this isn’t the exact one that is in the film.