Animation Artifacts &commercial animation &Layout & Design &UPA 25 Jul 2012 05:21 am

Even More UPA Spots

- Here are more Layouts and character poses for the commercial work done at UPA. They are all pulled from Vince Cafarelli‘s collection of artwork. I assume these all come from UPA since Magoo models were in the same folder. The design styles are consistent with what we’ve seen from UPA at the time.



A photostat of a character model sheet

An ad that features Romeo and . . .

. . . Juliet

Cleopatra was obviously cut out of the spot.
Note that the pegs were cut off the NG drawing.

Napoleon, but it looks like it comes from a different spot.

Was this something that stuck in Gene Deitch’s mind before he left
UPA to go on to run Terrytoons? Shades of Gaston le Crayon.



Obviously, an ad for Mueller pasta

An interesting series of Layouts. I’m not sure if they’re for an ad . . .

. . . or a short film for the McBoing Boing Show.





5 Responses to “Even More UPA Spots”

  1. on 25 Jul 2012 at 1:54 pm 1.Amid said …

    The painter model sheet would appear to be the work of Fred Crippen, who worked at UPA-NY before heading to LA. Jimmy Murakami had a nearly identical style during this period, but he only worked at UPA-LA, so I think Crippen would be the best guess.

  2. on 25 Jul 2012 at 8:28 pm 2.Fernando said …

    Thanks for the great post! Pictures 4 to 7 are from a series of Aqua Velva commercials, depicting great couples from story and literature. The little guy on picture 4 and 5 is not Romeo, but an “Aqua Velva man” who makes Juliet jump from the balcony, leaving Romeo. I have this ad on film and the character design is great! The best of the series is the ad with Napoleon (pic 7) and Josephine. It can be watched on YouTube.

  3. on 25 Jul 2012 at 9:44 pm 3.The Gee said …

    that Napoleon/Josephine commercial on youtube

  4. on 25 Jul 2012 at 10:24 pm 4.Fernando said …

    Just to correct a wrong word on my comment: I meant “great couples from History”. Sorry about my English.

  5. on 07 Sep 2014 at 5:41 pm 5.Hugh Christopher Henry said …

    #9 is Rusty from their “Danny Thomas Show” title package.

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