Tag: Hudson

Here’s A Classic Disney Hudson TV Ad Featuring Donald Duck

Here’s A Classic Disney Hudson TV Ad Featuring Donald Duck

Advertising, Auction Finds
Long before the Walt Disney Company became known not just as a purveyor of magic but as a corporate behemoth, they tried their hand at television advertising. In the early-to-mid 1950s, Disney produced a series of fantastic TV ads featuring classic characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Tinker Bell, as well as original product-specific characters. This great ad and animation cel come from a spot for what I believe to be the 1955 American Motors Hudson Hornet, and feature Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The designer was Tom Oreb, who worked with Disney during what was arguably their golden age for feature productions. First, let's look at the Hudson Hornet ad. I'm not 100% certain what model year this is for, as the sources I've seen for this animation vary...
Retrotisements — Classic Ads from Car Companies of the Past

Retrotisements — Classic Ads from Car Companies of the Past

Featured Posts, Retrotisements
The list of car makes and manufacturers no longer with us is a long one indeed. And seemingly growing all the time. Here's the first of many looks back at the cars of yesteryear -- Retrotisement style! Oldsmobile (1897 -- 2004) The Six (1934) 1960 sedan 1966 Vista Cruiser (familiar to fans of That '70s Show) DeSoto (1928 -- 1961) 1937 convertible sedan 1956 Fireflite sedan Hudson (1909 -- 1957) 1940 Six Touring Sedan 1955 Hornet Hollywood coupe Plymouth (1928 -- 2001) 1929 coupe 1967 Barracuda 1989 Voyager minivan Maxwell (1904 -- 1925) 1922 sedan 1925 sedan Related articles A Man Built a Car from 1906 Using Google Books [Google] (gizmodo.com)