Ronald McDonald and the Adventure Machine (found McDonald's animated video; 1987)
Date found: 16 Jan 2019
Found by: owensfilmsinc
Around 1987, McDonald’s released an eight minute video called Ronald McDonald and the Adventure Machine, which was only available for viewing at birthday parties at the titular restaurant. The video was animated by Sinnott and Associates in Chicago.
Not much is known about it except that Ronald McDonald and his friends go inside the "Adventure Machine" except The Professor.
Since the tape was only made available for viewing at birthday parties at the restaurant, no footage of it had resurfaced to the public and no copies of the tape were known to exist. However, several animation Cels from the video had been made available online from the "FilmingInMcDonaldland"'s Facebook page.
On January 16th, 2019, LMW user $5footslong discovered that the tape was uploaded by YouTube user owensfilmsinc back in 2011. The total length is around eight minutes. It is unknown how Owen got a copy of the tape. It can now be watched publicly. Additionally, the owenfilmsinc upload has been reuploaded to the Internet Archive.
- Internet Archive re-upload of Ronald McDonald and the Adventure Machine. Retrieved 16 Jan '19
- A Facebook post that has information on the exclusive video. Retrieved 18 Jun '18