Happy 4/20, everyone! Thunderbean is humming along. Having most everything done on several projects is really gratifying right now since it opens up time for the next projects– and it’s a full plate of things in progress over the summer. When the school year wraps I’ll be doing some traveling to look at materials all over the place, on both coasts and around the country. While a majority of the next projects have most of their materials in one place, picking the materials of each one to scan becomes a whole process. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the single Tom and Jerry and Little King film (one for each set) will be scanned soon; those projects are both basically complete otherwise. I’ve herd that Flip may be wrapped next week too, knock on frogs….
As we prepare to replicate three titles in a short period of time (and because we’ve been getting a lot of emails) we’ve made the old special sets available this week at the Thunderbean shop. They’ll be available through this Friday only.
I’ve been prepping a few films for a film-out this week, and as I was doing so I pulled up the Stop Motion Marvels blu-ray archive and really enjoyed looking at the commercials on the set— so here they are! I really like these compilation sets since we’ve been able to put really cool little things on a lot of them.
Stop Motion “Butter” Commercial. Im not sure of the production studio on this short, but the print is on 1954 stock. My guess is that it was produced in California (and maybe produced by Cascade). You cartoony folks will recognize Thurl Ravenscroft as one of the Milk voices. Print courtesy of Mark Kaulser.
Camel Stop Motion Promotional film: We’ve posted this film before. It most likely was never finished, but this is a silent work print of the film. Also courtesy Mark Kausler.
Brylcreem Commercials: The first of these has animation by Lou Bunin, and the second is by Bill Sturm productions. Prints courtesy of Jeff Missinne and Ira Gallen.
Chocks Commercial: This one may be my favorite. Also most likely a west coast spot. Sounds like Paul Winchell as the Panda… can you identify the other voices? You may find yourself singing the jingle later, or at least saying “I’m a Tawkin’ Horse”. Print courtesy of Craig Davison.
Glow-coat commercials: These date from the mid 60s. Who knows who did the effects, but they’re pretty fun. Sounds like Dick Tufeld as the announcer.
David Allen’s King Kong Volkswagen commercial: An all-time classic commercial— with test footage at the beginning. Prints courtesy of Jeff Joseph and Eric Grayson.
It’s short but merry this week. We hope you enjoy the spots and please comment if you liked (or hated!) them.
Have a good week all!