Bosko model sheet. Late 1920s? (via John K stuff)
Bucky Beaver - Ipana Toothpaste Commercial
I absolutely love the style of this commercial and apparently Bucky Beaver was designed by Disney Studios in the 1950s.
Illustration by Rankin/Bass character designer Paul Coker Jr. of the Miser Brothers from Rankin/Bass’ 1974 production, The Year Without a Santa Claus. (via Rick Goldscmidt)
Destination Earth is a 1956 propaganda cartoon produced by John Sutherland explaining the fundamentals of the petroleum industry and how petroleum products enrich everyday life in the United States of America, as well as the benefits of a free market economy. Its interesting to see this cartoon now considering the state of the environment, the political climate in today’s world, the knowledge we now have of how unsustainable petroleum products are, and the common knowledge of the evils of the oil companies. Regardless, this is an absolutely stunning piece of animation and a great example of the “cartoon modern” style.
A Modern Madcap cartoon directed by Seymour Kneitel. Animated cartoon about a gambler who risks his last dime.
1960 model sheet of Barney Rubble for Hanna-Barbera’s “The Gladstones”. (via RoGallery)
Abe Levitow’s original model sheet drawings for the 1960s Mr. Magoo model for UPA. (via mrmagooschristmascarol.blogspot.com)
Television commercial created for Beech-Nut from the D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles advertising agency in the 1960s.
In the 1950s, the Piels brewery hired the Young & Rubicam ad agency for new commercials for their beer. Animated by the New York wing of UPA, Y & R created Bert and Harry Piel, the fictitious animated owners and pitchmen for the brewery.
Voices were provided by the comedians Bob and Ray. Harry (Bob Elliott) was tall and soft-spoken, always calming down the short loudmouth Bert (Ray Goulding) when something went wrong.
The first Bert and Harry commercials aired December 1955 and ran until 1960.
A 1988 Sports Illustrated article on beer and sports (“Beer: How It Influences the Games We Play and Watch”) suggests the popularity of the Piels ads actually hurt beer sales because people liked the ads, tried the beer, and found out they did not actually enjoy it.