“Energetically Yours” by Dave Hilberman

We’ve been meaning to post this for a long time: Energetically Yours (1957). An industrial film about the history of mankind’s use of energy, it was produced for the Standard Oil Company and directed by UPA co-founder Dave Hilberman – with animation production supervised at both Playhouse Pictures (by Bill Melendez) and Quartet Films (under Art Babbitt).

The film stands apart due to its design by British illustrator Ronald Searle, perfectly translating his unique style of drawing to animation. Sorry this copy of the film is so faded… to see some behind the scenes photos, artwork (with the correct color) and to read more information on the film, I highly recommend this post at Matt Jones’ Searle tribute blog, Perpetua.

And yes, that’s Marvin Miller doing the narration.

(Thanks, J.M. Urbina)

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