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Cool New “Cheerios Kids” Spots

I just caught up with these cool-looking new Cheeerios Kids animated commercials, which began appearing on Aol this past September. I love the retro look. I’m particularly grateful “Big G” didn’t abandon these advertising icons – who were created in 1953, first designed by Disney animator Tom Oreb. New York-based Mike Luzzi was animator and designer on these new spots for General Mills. Says Luzzi:

“I got to re-design the Cheerios Kid, a character popular in the sixties. I also did all background design, some character animation and After Effects animation for the projector shots. This spot was produced by Pat-Man Studios. We did all animation in Flash and final compositing in After Effects.”

(Thanks, Frank Forte)