Did Aesop ever know that his stories would be routinely used for advertising purposes? Did any of the known and unknown authors of children’s literature know? I suspect not, otherwise they might come back to life to try to claim back royalties. Take a gander at the cartoons below, and watch how the beloved characters of your cherished youth became pitchmen for gasoline, tires, and syrup…
Daws Butler does the voices in this Playhouse Pictures production from 1956.
From Murakami-Wolf Productions. Featuring the voice of Paul Frees.
Another Walter Lantz Coca-Cola advert from 1953. Paul Smith directs.
Three Little Pigs PSA
You’ll hear Len Maxwell at the beginning and end.
Log Cabin – Three Bears
Produced by Playhouse Pictures in 1958. Allen Swift is doing all the voices.
US Royal – Cinderella
A two minute epic directed by Paul Fennell.