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Friday, July 29th, 2016

Video Store: DOWNLOAD 1950s CEREAL COMMERCIALS Designed By Ed Benedict!

Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. In March 2015, they were able to download this commercial demo reel full of great cereal commercials from the 1950s. Our Reference Packs change every two months, so if you weren’t a member back then, you missed out on it. But you can still buy a copy of this great video in our E-Book and Video Store. Our downloadable DVD quality video files are specially selected from the collection of Animation Resources, and we also offer PDF e-books that are packed with high resolution images on a variety of educational subjects. If you aren’t a member yet, please consider JOINING ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.


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Cereal Commercial Reel

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Paul Fennell Studios (ca. early 1950s)

Paul Fennell was a pioneer of animated advertising. As early as 1939 he was animating the Kelloggs elves- Snap, Crackle and Pop, and continued to direct commercials starring the trio through the 1950s. In addition, this reel of animated cereal commercials features Cheerios spots with brilliant layouts by Ed Benedict. The design and clever limited animation of these commercials foreshadow the style of Hanna-Barbera’s early television series.

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Cereal Commercial Reel
Cereal Commercial Reel
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Video Store: Download A Reel Of Late 30s Theatrical Animated Commercials

Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. In July 2015, they were able to download this reel of early theatrical commercials. Our Reference Packs change every two months, so if you weren’t a member back then, you missed out on it. But you can still buy a copy of this great video in our E-Book and Video Store. Our downloadable DVD quality video files are specially selected from the collection of Animation Resources, and we also offer PDF e-books that are packed with high resolution images on a variety of educational subjects. If you aren’t a member yet, please consider JOINING ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.


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Fennell Theatrical Commercial Reel

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Paul Fennell Studios (ca. 1938-1939)

Ed Benedict was a pioneer of using animation for advertising. In 1937, Benedict animated on a Walter Lantz cartoon sponsored by Ipana Toothpaste, and it gave him an idea. Along with Jerry Brewer, he pitched Richfield Oil with the idea of projecting animated commercials on billboards in busy downtown areas, synchronized to the flow of traffic. The project fell through, but Benedict and Brewer continued to pick up commercial work, producing promotional short subjects with musical themes for theatrical release.

In 1939, Benedict began freelancing for Cartoon Films Ltd, which was built from the studio and remaining staff of the old Ub Iwerks cartoon studio in Beverly Hills. Along with director Paul Fennell, Benedict designed and animated a series of one minute cartoons for clients like Shell Oil and Rinso Soap. These cartoons were provided to theaters at no charge, and the production of the animation was underwritten by the sponsor. However independent theaters were few and far between. Most were locked into block booking contracts, where they could only run the films supplied to them by the studio with whom they were affiliated. Cartoon Films’ animated commercials got squeezed out of the market, and Fennell and Benedict went their separate ways. In the late 1940s, Ed returned to Fennell’s studio and picked up where he left off, designing industrial films and animated commercials designed for the new medium of television.

This reel of animated commercials produced by Cartoon Films Ltd. includes films that haven’t been seen in over 75 years. We thank the family of Paul Fennell and Animation Resources Advisory Board Member Steve Stanchfield for sharing them with us.

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Fennell Theatrical Commercial Reel
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

REFPACK008: Download An Automotive Product Commercial Reel From The 50s


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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

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Beer Commercial Reel

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Paul Fennell Studios (ca. mid 1950s)

As our members already know, the Paul Fennell Studio was a pioneer in animated television advertising. This time, we are featuring two commercial reels from the mid 1950s.

This commercial reel deals with automotive products- tires, gasoline, motor oil… The Shell gasoline commercial designed by Ed Benedict is a real standout with infectious music and animation. Spots like this certainly wouldn’t get tiresome upon repeated viewings. If you compare the Shell Motor Oil spot to our earlier reel of 1940 theatrical commercials, you will see how Fennell repeated and updated certain concepts from his earliest advertising cartoons.

Because of the ephemeral nature of commercials from the early days of television, these prints may be the last surviving copies of these films in existence. Animation Resources thanks the family of Paul Fennell for sharing these with us.

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