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1960s TELEVISION COMMERCIAL for Post ALPHA-BITS Cereal Item Type: Original Hand Painted Production Cel of the Snake from the 1960s ALPHA-BITS Cereal Television CommercialThis is one of the Original Hand Painted Cels that appeared under the camera during the filming of the Original 1960s TELEVISION COMMERCIALSSize: 12 Field 12.5 x 10.5 EACH Condition: GOOD Featuring: ALPHA BITS Circa 1960s Comes with a laser print background
Alpha-Bits, also known as Frosted Alpha-Bits, is a breakfast cereal made by Post Cereals, which contains frosted alphabet-shaped corn cereal bits. Post Cereals also started producing Marshmallow Alpha-Bits in 1990.
Alpha-Bits cereal was invented by a father of seven named Thomas M. Quigley who worked for Post Cereals. The cereal was introduced in 1958, and was taken off the market in 2006. However, Alpha-Bits reappeared for sale in January 2008 with a new formulation, touting "0% Sugar!" as a "Limited Edition" cereal. The old recipe was reintroduced later in 2008.
Beginning in 1964, the mascot for Alpha-Bits was a postman, possibly a pun on "Post Man" named Loveable Truly, who was originally voiced by insult comic Jack E. Leonard in a Southern accent. Loveable Truly was also a character in the 1960s cartoon show Linus the Lionhearted on CBS, along with other Post Cereals mascots at the time (including Sugar Bear of Golden Crisp, then called Sugar Crisp). Since then, mascots have included the Alpha-Bits Wizard, who appeared near children in kitchens. In Canada, the last Alpha-Bits mascot was Alpha, a computer who "makes bits". He continues to be used as of 2010. The Canadian Alpha at first resembled IBM PCs, but recent versions have begun to look like Macintoshes. In the 1980s there was yet another mascot named Alfie the Alpha-Bits Cereal Wonder Dog.
Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five starred in a series of Alpha-Bits musical TV commercials in 1973. Tastiest cereal you've ever met -- it's just like eating up the alphabet!
Alpha-Bits, you know you want them, come and have some!
Ray Favata (b. 1924) is a New York-based animator who produced and directed the Billy Joe Jive series for Sesame Street. He also directed inserts about the dangers of crossing the street alone (EKA: Episode 2228) and toothpaste (EKA: Episode 1446). Ray Favata also did layout and Designers for Famous Television Commercials Like My LIttle Pony Toy Commercials.... Cereal Commercial included FRUITY PEBBLES featuring the Flintstones......SUGAR CRISP with SUGAR BEAR, ALPHA-BITS Cereal for POST Hawiian Punch Punchy Commercials 1960sFavata began his animation career at the commercial studio Tempo Productions. He was later recruited by Gene Deitch to Terrytoons, as part of an attempt to revitalize the studio with more stylized, modern designs. Favata directed the industrial film Depth Study (with character designs by Cliff Roberts) and storyboarded other projects. More recently, he worked on the series Doug. The Beginner's Bible: The Story of Easter (video short) (character designer)
Doug (TV series) (layout artist - 13 episodes, 1991) (character designer - 2 episodes, 1993-1994)
– Doug's Math Problem/Doug's Big Feat (1994) (character designer)
– Doug's Great Beet War/Doug's Magic Act (1993) (character designer)
– Doug's Fair Lady/Doug Says Goodbye (1991) (layout artist)
– Doug's Cookin'/Doug Loses Dale (1991) (layout artist)
– Doug's Runaway Journal/Doug's Doodle (1991) (layout artist)
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1991 The Tale of Peter Rabbit (TV movie) (layout artist)
1981 The Great Space Coaster (TV series) (graphics and animation - 1 episode)
– Episode #1.1 (1981) (graphics and animation)
1960 Kid Gloves (short) (animation director, layout artist)
HideShowArtDepartment (3 titles)
1995 The Beginner's Bible: The Story of Easter (video short) (prop designer)
Doug (TV series) (prop designer - 2 episodes, 1993-1994) (storyboard supervisor - 1 episode, 1993)
– Doug's Math Problem/Doug's Big Feat (1994) (prop designer)
– Doug's Great Beet War/Doug's Magic Act (1993) (prop designer, storyboard supervisor)
1980 Drawing Power (TV series) (designer - 1980)
1987 Uncle Meat (documentary) (additional photography)
1985 Video from Hell (video) (camera operator)
HideShowDirector (1 title)
1957 Depth Study (short) (uncredited)
June Foray In the 1940s, she also began film work, including a few appearances acting in live-action movies, but mostly doing voiceovers for animated cartoons.
For Walt Disney, she played Lucifer the Cat in the feature film Cinderella, Lambert's mother in Lambert the Sheepish Lion, a mermaid in Peter Pan and Witch Hazel in animated shorts; decades later, Foray would be the voice of Grandmother Fa in Disney's 1998 Mulan. She also did a variety of voices in Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker cartoons. For Warner Brothers Cartoons, she was Granny (whom she has played, on and off, since 1955, taking over for Bea Benaderet), owner of Tweety and Sylvester, and, memorably, a series of witches, including Looney Tunes' own Witch Hazel, for director Chuck Jones.
She voice acted on The Smurfs as Jokey Smurf and Mother Nature; voiced Ursula on George of the Jungle; and on How the Grinch Stole Christmas voiced Cindy Lou Who, asking "Santa" why he's taking their tree. She was the voice of the original "Chatty Cathy" doll.
She voiced evil characters as well, such as the "Talky Tina" doll in The Twilight Zone episode ("Living Doll") as well as all the female roles in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975), including the villainous cobra Nagaina.
Foray worked for Hanna-Barbera, including on The Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Jetsons and many other shows. She has done extensive voice acting for Stan Freberg's commercials, albums and 1957 radio series, memorably as secretary to the werewolf advertising executive. Foray has also appeared in several Rankin/Bass TV specials in the 1960s and 1970s, voicing the young Karen in the TV special Frosty the Snowman (although only her singing parts remained in later airings, after Rankin-Bass reedited the special a few years after it debuted, with Foray's speaking parts re-dubbed with an uncredited voice).
For Jay Ward: she played nearly every female on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, including Natasha Fatale and Nell Fenwick, as well as male lead character Rocket J. Squirrel (a.k.a. Rocky Squirrel). Foray also voiced May Parker in "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" from 1981-'83, as well as Magica De Spell and Ma Beagle in the televised cartoon DuckTales. In the later part of her career, she had a leading role voicing Grammi Gummi on the television series Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, working with her Rocky and Bullwinkle co-star Bill Scott until his death in 1985. Around 2003, she was a guest star in an episode of Powerpuff Girls. IIn October 2006, she portrayed Susan B. Anthony on three episodes of the podcast The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.
Chuck Jones is reported to have said, "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc was the male June Foray
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Alpha-bits Cereal Original Animation Production Cel 1960 Tv Commerical I#571: $20