Here are a bunch of commercials that I thought were cool and/or noteworthy. These are overstocks that we couldn’t fit into any of our regular posts. Because of this we can offer them to you at the amazing discount price of 5 1/2 minutes of your time. Alright, 5 1/2 minutes plus however long it takes you to read the captions, assuming you read the captions (If you don’t read the captions, please ignore the last part of this caption.)
Used car czar Earl “Madman” Muntz had a sideline of building television sets. There were several unusual animated commercials produced to sell these sets. This one was animated by Art Babbitt.
Navy – Fairy Godmother
Directed and animated by Robert Cannon. Designed by Chris Jenkyns. Produced by Playhouse pictures in 1957. Paul Frees narrates. The live action fairy godmother was put into the scenes by xeroxing the film frames onto cels, cutting the figures out with a razor blade, and then placing the pictures into the scene as cut-outs.
The Faygo Kid
John Hubley produced this commercial for Detoit’s own Faygo Pop in 1954. Clocking in at 1:20, it was one of the most popular local spots ever. Later, a cut-down minute version was used. Still, the local TV guide book would sometimes have ads telling you what program the spot would air on.
Another Faygo brand ad. This one was produced by Playhouse Pictures, and animated by Phil Duncan and Bill Littlejohn. Featuring the voice of Hal Smith. From 1955.
Little Lulu – Kleenex
This spot answers the question: what would Lulu have looked like if she was animated on the West coast? Animation by Don Williams and Ed Love, with narration by Billy Bletcher.
A very heavy, psychedelic, kaleidoscopic romp. Did this even air? Do any of you junior hippies out there remember seeing a box that looks like the one at the end of this spot? I don’t.