See some of the best Cold War Propaganda Animated Advertisements ever created! Put yourself back in time to the "Us Or Them" attitude of the 1950s! This collection is an incredible journey back in time to the Golden Age Of Capitalism. World War II had just been won, but America felt it was facing a new enemy creeping communism. Any student of political history, advertising or film history needs to see the History of Advertising: Animation 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 The History of Advertising - Animation (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.