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History of Advertising: Animation 1940-1950 (1940-1950)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: A2ZCDs
Genre: Short Films
Running Time: 57 min.

Synopsis
Amongst The Funniest Animated Advertisements From The 1940s! A Unique Collection From The Golden Age Of Animation! From Classic Lucky Strike Ads To Clever AT&T Promotions, this collection has it all! Take an exciting journey re-visiting this classic decade of animated advertising. If you are fascinated by classic hand drawn animation or just want to see some amusing film shorts you need in this wonderful series of short subjects!

GreenCine Says: Some would call the 1940s, 50s and 60s the Golden Age for animated advertising. Others may take delight simply in how cheesy it all now appears today or recoil at a few very dated caricatures. No matter what, though, seeing these blasts from the past in (1930-1940, 1940-1950, and 1950-1960) series provides for a surprisingly rewarding experience. This was back when cigarette ads were often animated (you thought Joe Camel was bad when it came to making cigarettes appealing to children), but the collection also offers up some surprisingly wonderful ads for everything from automobiles to Eisenhower to good watershed management (!) as well as some amusing, if disturbing Cold War-era propaganda on the profit motive, petroleum and American efficiency. Some of the shorts were created by a handful of the great production houses of the era - such as Jam Handy and Fleischer Brothers (for the earlier ones), and Roy Disney, Raphael Wolff and John Sutherland for the later ads. Snap, Crackle and Pop - seen battling the evil rivals Mushy, Soggy and Toughy - seemed so innocent back then.

If you are fascinated by classic hand drawn animation, are interested in the history of advertising, or just want to see some amusing film shorts this collection is for you.




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