Ever since the writers in the cartoon business discovered deadlines, fairy tales have been a surefire way to fill up screen time. That goes for commercials too. One of the most frequently used tales has been Little Red Riding Hood. Of course they used Goldilocks a lot too, but that’s another story. Anyways, today we’re going to look at six variations on the same theme. So if you’re ready, let’s all go out for a nice walk in the woods…
Here’s a strange one from Shamus Culhane productions. Announcer/game show host Jack Narz is the voice of the wolf. I almost used this one for the celebrity impersonation post last week, but I couldn’t figure out if he was imitating Ned Sparks or W. C. Fields. Maybe neither. I was pretty certain he was imitating SOMEBODY…
Directed by John Hubley and animated by Art Babbitt. This time Herschel Bernardi plays the wolf. There is another version of this spot with a different ending. (alternate version click here)
From Format Films. Mostly animated by Robert Cannon who probably directed this as well.
A stop motion epic complete with cheezy Italian dialect. Everybody is crazy for the great taste of Del Monte canned zucchini. Okay, maybe not everybody…
I find this spot to be oddly depressing. But I suppose that any commercial for a spray antiseptic is likely to show at least one character sustaining some kind of an injury.
Theatrical commercial from Walter Lantz Productions, as it actually states at the beginning of the cartoon. Paul Smith and Ray Abrams do the animation here. Music by Frederic Chopin, arranged by Clarence Wheeler.