Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fresh-up Freddie - Bullfight

The 7-Up commercials created by the Disney Studio in the '50s are all catalogued under production number 5956.

This is "sequence" (translate "commercial") number 002. It started production on June 11, 1957.

Here is the information from the animation draft (date July 5, 1957):

Director: Jack Hannah
Layout: Yale Gracey
Secretary: Mary Satterwhite
Animation: Mike Lah

So Mike Lah (of MGM fame) was back at Disney (or rather freelancing for Disney, I suspect) in the late '50s. This was complete news to me. Mike had worked at Disney in the '30s. An in-depth interview will him will appear in Walt's People - Volume 11.

1 comment:

Mark Mayerson said...

That commercial is Speedy Gonzales meets Woody Woodpecker meets Clown of the Jungle.