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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
34 Years Ago Today

Here's an animated commercial for Johnson's Baby Corn Starch from Johnson & Johnson, with a baby girl in discomfort from a sore bottom having said corn starch applied to her affected side by a handsome prince - "and they lived happily ever after."

TECHNICAL GLITCH (OF SORTS) NOTE: In the first three seconds, there is only audio, followed by a very brief shot of a slate from Modern Telecommunications, Inc., before the video portion of this ad came on. The slate read as follows:
TITLE: "Costs Less Rev #1"
CODE: CELT 0473
PRODUCT: Lanacort
CLIENT: Combe Inc.
AGENCY: Griffin Bacal
DATE: Aug. 27, 1980 / LENGTH: 30 Sec.

This was produced on August 27, 1980.

Johnson's Baby Corn Starch - "The Powder That Works Like Magic" (Commercial, 1981)

Here's an animated commercial for Johnson's Baby Corn Starch from Johnson & Johnson, with a baby girl in discomfort from a sore bottom having said corn starch applied to her affected side by a handsome prince - "and they lived happily ever after."

Voiceover by ??

TECHNICAL GLITCH (OF SORTS) NOTE: In the first three seconds, there is only audio, followed by a very brief shot of a slate from Modern Telecommunications, Inc., before the video portion of this ad came on. The slate read as follows:
TITLE: "Costs Less Rev #1"
CODE: CELT 0473
PRODUCT: Lanacort
CLIENT: Combe Inc.
AGENCY: Griffin Bacal
DATE: Aug. 27, 1980 / LENGTH: 30 Sec.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, January 20th 1981.

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The animation looks rotoscoped and the trees at the end look like they were done in the style of Eyvind Earle who did work in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Thursday, May 22nd 2014 at 8:12pm.

At first I thought the voice over was done by Burgess Meredith, but it was not.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Friday, May 23rd 2014 at 3:06pm.

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