Another Big “G” cereal post from Cartoon Research! Also please forgive us for using the word “Post” when speaking of General Mills. Today we present to you a series of animated odds and ends from GM. Not very new, but hopefully they have not gone beyond their sell-by dates…
Kix – Clyde
One of series of Kix spots directed by Len Glasser. Featuring the voice of Len Maxwell!
Produced by Lars Calonius. There is another version of this same spot with George S. Irving providing the voice of Twinkles.
Short Twinkles “cartoons” appeared on the King Leonardo show. They were produced at TV Spots on a considerably smaller budget.
Frosty O’s – Bear
The ubiquitous Larry Storch does the voices here. At one point the bear describes the cereal as being “cookie crisp!”
Frosty O’s – Tooter Turtle
Directed by Gerry Ray. Beloved kid’s show host Sandy Becker is Mr. Wizard. Tooter Turtle has one short line in this spot (voiced by Allen Swift) and I wonder if they lifted it from another cartoon to save money.
Frosty O’s – Tennessee Tuxedo
How do you convince children to eat your cereal morning, noon, and night? By having a penguin tell them not to, of course. Animation by Gamma Productions. Don Adams normally provides the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo, but it sounds more like Chuck McCann in this commercial. Bradley Bolke and Mort Marshall are Chumley and Baldy.
Cocoa Puffs – Sonny
Chuck McCann is both Sonny and Gramps. Animated by Martin B. Taras.
Bullwinkle – Football
We couldn’t do a general Mills post without Bullwinkle. Here he is with the eternally irritating Cheerios Kid. Animation is by Phil Duncan, except for the shot of him eating the cereal which is by Ben Washam. That scene was redrawn with Bullwinkle in different outfits for several different spots. From Jay Ward Productions.