Tex Avery (partially found animated commercials by Looney Tunes animator; 1950s-1970s)

From The Lost Media Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Cel from a found Raid commercial

Status: Partially found

Legendary cartoon director Tex Avery directed multiple commercials during the 1950s and 60s during the dark age of animation. While most of them can be found, some of them are lost.


According to the 1975 issue of Film Comment magazine, Avery directed a series of commercials for the bug spray brand Raid, produced by Warner and MGM veteran Jack Zander, where the spray became numerous instruments of death. The Raid commercial and the Kool Aid commercials can be partially found online. His earliest commercials was for a toothpaste brand called Pepsodent. [1]

List of commericals

  • Pepsodent

Status: Found[2][3]

  • Kool Aid

Status: Partially found [4][5][6]

  • Fritos

Status: Found

  • Raid

Status: Partially found [7][8][9][10]


Earliest known commercial by Avery (1955)

He is known for making the first ever Raid commercial.

Avery produced Kool-Aid commercials with Bugs Bunny and Elmer, 2 decades after he helped bring personality to the characters. This is a commercial from 1964 animated by his colleague Rod Scribner and Jones animator Ben Washam.