Saturday, March 3, 2007

Drink Tang, gang!

Tang was one of the original sponsors of The Bugs Bunny Show in 1960 and Bugs and the gang appeared in commercials during the show promoting the drink. Here is one below, done by Robert McKimson's unit, featuring a snowbound Bugs and Daffy.


7 comments:

Thad K said...

I LOL'ed at Daffy's gun being bigger than him.

David Gerstein said...

Wow! And in the Elmer role... Daffy Duck! Fascinating look at exactly how far he'd devolved, isn't it? We need a hunter in a cabin whom an unprovoked Bugs heckles. We choose... Daffy Duck, who himself had been a prey animal just a few years before?

Jon Cooke said...

It's hard to hate a commercial that has the line, "It's cold enough outside to solidify an orangutan."

J Lee said...

It's also interesting to note that if you go through the Tang ads done for "The Bugs Bunny Show", Daffy actually fares a lot better here against Bugs than he ever did in the cartoons themselves. so maybe the ad agency folks approving the copy weren't all that happy with the Bugs-Daffy relationship as it had developed by 1960, either.

Craig D said...

Is there a "filmography" for all these LT commercials? (e.g.Tang, Kool Aid, Post Cereals, etc.)

Seems like just when I think I've seen 'em all a "new" one pops up!

PCUnfunny said...

Here's another one.

I guess the sponsors did want Daffy to win in these commericals.

WileE2005 said...

Superb animation. Daffy looks like he was drawn the way he was in the late 1940s!

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