Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was no reason to skip watching TV commercials. They were often animated and often amusing. Thanks to Grapevine Video, you can return to the golden daze of vintage commercials with their six DVD collection. Each one-hour volume is sold separately, and on sale for just $15.99 each (a saving of $5 off each DVD.) Order at grapevinevideo.com.
Volume One includes Hamm’s Beer, Pepsodent, Black Label Beer, Rheingold Beer, Ballantine Beer, Ritz Crackers, Skippy Peanut Butter, Jell-O, Kroger Stores, Maypo, the 1955 Chevy, Cocoa Puffs, Fruit Stripe Gum, Trix, Robert Hall, Esso, Calgon and many more.
Volume Two includes Heinz Beans, Yoo-hoo, Mr. Potato Head, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Alka Seltzer, Schweppes, Butternut, Elsie the Cow Dutch Chocolate, Good & Plenty, Rinso, Sominex, Kroger, Chunky Bumble Bee Tuna, Palmolive, Bank Americard and many more.
Volume Three includes Bromo Seltzer, Lustre Creme, Wheaties, Goodyear, Band-Aids, Mattel Thunder Burp, Cheerios, Armour Hot Dogs pirate party, Baker’s Chocolate with Jiminy Cricket, Coke, Snickers, Hostess Cakes, Wyler’s Lemonade, Lucky Charms, Nabisco Cinnamon Crunch, Nabisco Oreos with the “Sky King” theme, Log Cabin, Mars candy, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Canada Dry and many more.
Volume Four Halo with Eddie Cantor, Quaker Puffed Rice, Esquire Boot Polish, Sunshine Hi Ho, Nabisco Coconut Shortbread, Lorna Doone, Cadbury’s Caramello, Buffalo Bee, Cinnamon Crisp, Keebler Chocolate Fudge, Vitalis, Nabisco Pretzels, Abbott’s Ice Cream, Krispy Saltines, Gillette Super Razor with Roy Campanella, Lipton Ice Tea and many more.
Volume Five includes Fig Newtons, Salada Tea, Quisp and Quake, Captain Crunch, Frosty O’s, Milk Bone, Welch’s Candy (with the voice of Mae Questel), Mott’s, Ideal Bread, Sunbeam Bread, Mutual Savings Bank, Klix Dog Candy, Vicks Cough Drops, Black Horse, First National Bank of Boston and many more.
Volume Six includes a rare Aurora Toy Company sales film (hosted by Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble!) that displays the new line of Aurora commercials that was slated to be done by Hanna-Barbera in the ’70s. Made to be shown at Toy Fair to hype the distributors, these segments cover commercials for Rickety Rack, Stick A Round, Skittle Ball, Hateables Inflatable, Paraphernalia and Whoops. Also included is a segment from a “Wonderama” episode (hosted by Sonny Fox) featuring an interview with animator Lou Gifford as he demonstrates the animation process by showing how a Burt and Harry Piels public service announcement for the Fresh Air Fun was made.