That’s right gang, it’s another no-theme day at Cartoon Research. Please enjoy this hastily assembled compendium of colossal clips.
Here’s a couple of excerpts from a sales film produced by Jerry Fairbanks for the Standard Oil company. The film was live action with animation and featured a carbon atom voiced by famed Jack Benny announcer Don Wilson. The close-ups of the atom were animated by Manny Gould, one of the real giants of the cartoon world.
In today’s era where most commercial directors are afraid to let a scene run on for longer than eighteen frames, it’s amazing that the first scene of the atom runs for about forty-five seconds. Fans of Mr. Benny will also noticed the reference to the Sportsmen Quartet at the end. If you haven’t seen them before, here they are in action…
Campbell’s Scotch Broth
A nifty spot for thrifty soup. Animated by Don Towsley.
Lenny’s Clam Bar
One of those marvelous local spots, who’s origins are a mystery to me. Thanks to Milton Knight for bringing this one to my attention.
Old Pro – Teetering Rock U
Eddie Mayehoff returns as the Old Pro. Animated by Bill Littlejohn. From 1958.
Navy – College Grads
Paul Frees and Herschel Bernardi have taken beatnick lessons in preparation for this Navy recruiting spot. Produced by Playhouse Pictures in 1956.