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L.A. Bus Commercials (1956)

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Brew reader and longtime colleague Dana Gabbard (The Duckberg Times) has a side interest in the history of L.A. public transit, and that led to him finding these vinatge animated commercials on You Tube. Matthew Barrett at the Metro Library discovered the original film prints, arranged to get them digitized and placed them on the net.

Lantz veteran Milt Schaffer directed these spots, Bill Thompson (Droopy) does the voices and Disney artists Ed Aardal and Clarke Mallery animated them at studio “ERA Productions for Television” in 1956. Read more about their production in this PDF of an article from The Metro Coach News (June 1956), which includes photos of the people who worked on the spots plus some of the storyboards.