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Sat morning cartoons: Bank of America commercial

19 Feb

Saturday morning cartoons: Destination Earth 1956

29 Jan

Destination Earth was a cartoon made in 1956 for petroleum company.
I picked this cartoon for the animation, vibrant color scheme, and all those crazy mid mod type it has going on.
Here’s a plot line internet looted from IMDd:

“The American Petroleum Institute presents “Destination Earth” Color by Technicolor… The cartoon begins by establishing the planet Mars, ruled by a dictator named Ogg. The martians are small green guys with big noses and space helmets. The poor guys are herded by soldiers into a space-age colliseum where Ogg forces them to applaud as they hear his criticisms of problems with martian ground transportation — no good fuel and too much friction. A single martian is sent to Earth to find a solution. The intrepid Martian crashes his saucer into a farm, sets forth into the city, learns about the glorious benefits of petroleum AND capitalist competition, steals a few library books, and heads back to Mars. He excitedly reveals the truths he’s learned to the crowd in the colliseum. The crowd is fueled by the spirit of capitalism and the dictatorship breaks down instantly, to be replaced by the Oil Pioneers…”

Written by JasonC

The animating cast includes:
George Cannata
Bill Higgins
Joe Montell
Ken O’ Brien
Tom Ray
Ross Von Neida

Many of these animators went on to work on familair classics. Some of them include, Spider man, Scooby doo, Fat albert, H&B classics, and Disney classics (Ken O’ Brien) like sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Lady and the Tramp, and Bambi.

Saturday cartoons- Heinz 57 commercial

22 Jan

Saturday (morning…) cartoons: Inferior decorator

15 Jan

I am really into the way these characters talk.

Saturday morning cartoons: Merry christmas!

25 Dec

A short 1970’s christmas greeting from CBS! I hope t.v stations do more of these soon.

Saturday morning cartoons: Snowman’s Dilemma (1960)

18 Dec

In the spirit of christmas and all things adorable I humbly bring forth to you this Saturday morning the Snowmans Dilemma. The film was originally released theatrically in Bulgaria.
It was directed By Radka Bachvarova, and
animated By Lilyana Lyutzkanova, Todor Nedev, Proyko Proykov, Ivan Tonev. Unfortunately I couldn’t come across much information about any of the contributors to this creation except that when you type into google Proyko Proykov a link to Best of Bulgarian pictures comes up on Amazon.
This cartoon has some pretty rad and feminine colors going on, and a sweet thoughtful ending. I hope it settles with your morning coffee nicely.

Saturday cartoons: Gaston go home

11 Dec

Gaston Le Crayon was originally released in 1957. It was produced by Bill Weiss and directed by

Connie Rasinski^^^
The shapes and solid colors in this cartoon just give you the feel goods for the illustration that was going on at that time. Good work Terry toons.

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