Archive for June, 2010

More UPA

Posted: June 22, 2010 in Animation, UPA

Stage Door Magoo

Magoo’s Puddle Jumper

Christopher Crumpet’s Playmate



Posted: June 22, 2010 in Animation, UPA

Here are some UPA cartoons that have been uploaded to Youtube and Daily Motion. I wish that Sony and Classic Media would just organise to get these out onto DVD.

When Magoo Flew

Gerald McBoing Boing Symphony

The Unicorn In The Garden

The Magic Fluke

Hotsy Footsy

Punchy De Leon

Ragtime Bear

The 80s

Posted: June 19, 2010 in Advertising

You know you lived in Australia (especially Melbourne) in the 80s when you can remember…


Wobbies World

…in QLD they may have Dreamworld, Sea World and Movie World but in Melbourne we had this. How sad!

The Cadbury ad with the Professor putting the egg in the bottle…


Franco Cozzo…

The Gobbledock… Mmmm Chippies…

Stan Who… Stan Cash…

And of course Copperart…

What a crappy/glorious time to be alive…

Here’s an Aussie animated commercial for Fanta that played in the cinemas in the early 70s.

I can’t pinpoint the exact date this was made but it does feature John Farnham and the animation does seem to be more than inspired by Yellow Submarine which was made in 1968. Obviously the execs were trippin’ when they made this commercial.

There was a follow up commercial which I gather was shown on TV (considering it’s in B&W)

A while ago I wrote about the Freddo The Frog cartoon that was shown on the old Tarax Show in the early 60s and how this was our first ever made for TV animation program. I wondered why we haven’t done so much to preserve this piece of our history and why fragments of the cartoon hadn’t shown up on Youtube.

Anyway here’s an animated commercial from the same period as the cartoon was made. I assume that the actual cartoon was like the ad and made by the same people.

Cadbury Dairy Milk

Posted: June 19, 2010 in Advertising

An interesting ad for Cadbury’s from the earliest days of Australian TV.

The ad presents a few talking points that I can see. Did we all really speak like the voice over guy in the ad does? Is there a reason he’s trying to sound so British? Was our animation industry really so awful back in the 50s that this was the best we could do? Is Cadbury’s only meant for people who can afford to buy a Jaguar XK 120 convertible?

Batman may have the greatest rogues gallery in all of comicdom but there are also a few duds too. The Eraser comes to mind as does Crazy Quilt and the Ten Eyed Man, but I think Kiteman takes the cake.

I wonder whether there is a Kiteman origin story.