Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Disney Ephemera: "Peter Pan Peanut Butter" (cir. 1950's)

One of the most familiar icons of Disney's television past was Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, who would present each episode of the Disney anthology program on network television throughout the 1950's, 60's and 70's. But did you know she was also the spokespixie for Peter Pan Peanut Butter? During the years that ABC's "Disneyland" television program was airing, these sponsored ads entertained and informed a generation of Americans to the rich, creamy delight of processed peanut spread to add to their Wonder Bread daily.

Produced at the Disney studio's own advertising division, featuring some nifty designs by the likes of Tom Oreb and others, here's a batch of these classic 50's adage to savor!



2 comments:

Tohoscope said...

Whoo! Hot Tinker-Bell action!

The production values on these are killing me. They look so damn good. I've always wondered if they ever shot colour versions of these.

I wish somebody was doing this kind of stuff again.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Whoo! Hot Tinker-Bell action!

I always pictured some lonely guy getting off on that in the 50's! It's kinda like that Beavis & Butt-Head episode where they spoof that sort of thing.

The production values on these are killing me. They look so damn good. I've always wondered if they ever shot colour versions of these.

You do sorta wonder (much like the animated bits from the Mickey Mouse Club that were, at least they planned ahead a little, if only the original series didn't end in '59, a few more years and ABC could've been persuaded to carry it in color perhaps).

I wish somebody was doing this kind of stuff again.

And nothing like the stupid thing they got Tink doing these days with the talking. She should never be blessed with vocal chords! (well, not that harsh) :-)