Hanna-Barbera vintage ads

American Animation studio Hanna-Barbera created many famous cartoon characters during its thirty-something years of production. Characters such as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry and The Smurfs are known worldwide. Here is TVTA’s small presentation of adverts and comic covers featuring Hanna-Barbera characters.

UK. Flintstones and Friends cover. 1988.

UK. Flintstones and Friends cover. 1988.


The Flintstones View-Master, 1962


Top-cat, Yogi Bear and others

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.


Mebetoys Yogi car. France. 1973.


Brazil. Pelezinho. 1982.

Brazil. Pelezinho. 1982.


Tom & Jerry


Smurfs

France. PIf Gadget. 1984.

France. PIf Gadget. 1984.


Jabberjaw, with Scooby-Doo and Hong Kong Phooey

Jabberjaw, Scooby-Doo, Hong Kong Phooey. Télé Parade. Mensuel N°5. 1978.

Jabberjaw and The Neptunes. Télé Parade. 1977.

Cover for Télé Parade Mensuel N°6. 1978 featuring Jabberjaw and Scooby-Doo.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Post updated January 2019 with new images.

Non-toy ad Tuesday: Stop, look and listen…

Presenting: 1970s UK road safety advert The Green Cross Code; Milky way chocolate from France; Burton’s Wagon Wheels and Smax skateboard offer; The Stephen Spielberg Story, and Drinky drink from France!

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

 

France. Picsou. 1984.

France. Picsou. 1984.

 

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

 

UK. Return of the Jedi. 1983.

UK. Return of the Jedi. 1983.

 

France. PIf Gadget. 1985.

France. PIf Gadget. 1985

Ads just in: Lego, Big Jim, Barbie, Atlantic and Polistil

Five 1979 Italian ads showing Lego Space, Big Jim featuring Dr. Steel, Barbie, Atlantic toy soldiers, and Polistil’s Alfa Romeo 1750 model car.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


 

Non-toy ad Tuesday: Office cats, bubblegum, beer, cigarettes and Saturday Morning TV

As TVTA stumbles from the holiday season into another New Year we must confess there has been much overindulging at the office (not work we hasten to add). Still, everything in moderation we say – with just a little bit of excess to keep things interesting. Alas, paperwork duties have fallen to poor Wooof, our office cat, who has been stoutly keeping things going this past week and managed to find the following advertising goodies in the wine cellar on one of his many excursions down there. Well done Wooof!

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

France. Paris Match. 2001.

France. Paris Match. 2001.

France. Képi Blanc. 1979.

France. Képi Blanc. 1979.

France. Geo 163. 1992.

France. Geo 163. 1992.

France. Geo 163. 1992.

France. Geo 163. 1992.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

 

Tom & Jerry adverts and merchandise

Hanna-Barbera’s animated cat and mouse double act Tom & Jerry has featured in numerous advertising campaigns around the world for a number of products. Below are some examples from France, Denmark and the UK.


UK. Tom and Jerry Playmates inflatables. Ideal catalogue. 1972.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Hand-held electronic game by Lansay. Pif Gadget. 1983.


Denmark. Frisko Ice cream promotion. 1983. Image supplied by Jaltesorenson.


Denmark. Frisko Ice cream promotion. 1983. Image supplied by Jaltesorenson.


UK. Victor. 1975.

UK. Quosh Jokers drink promotion, Victor. 1975.


Fair Play. France. 1980.


Fair Play. France. 1980.


Corgi Juniors – Jerry’s Banger. 1979/80

Corgi Tom & Jerry. Jerrys Banger. 1980s.


Thank you for playing cat and mouse with us 🙂

Post updated July 2019 with new images

Latest ads: Forbidden Planet, RPGs, Superhero Watches, Strawberry Shortcake and Big Jim

These latest retro paperworks from the UK, US and Brazil have just been added to the archive.


UK. 2000 AD's Dice Man #1. 1986.

UK. 2000 AD’s Dice Man #1. 1986.


UK. 2000 AD Dice Man #1 cover art by Glenn Fabry.

UK. 2000 AD Dice Man #1 cover art by Glenn Fabry. 1986.


UK. 2000 AD Dice Man #1.

UK. 2000 AD Dice Man #1. 1986.


US. Jonah Hex. 1978.

US. Jonah Hex. 1978.


Brazil. Chico Bento. 1985.

Brazil. Chico Bento. 1985.


US. Superman 296. 1976.

US. Superman 296. 1976.


 

Non-toy ad Tuesday: the Habitrail Hamster Wonderland, Skateboard jerseys, the Sleeze Brothers, Species II and the Strat-O-matic baseball thing

Possibly the oddest selection of Non-toy ad Tuesday ads in a while. Blow your hamster’s mind with the Habitrail Hamster Wonderland! Look cool in the latest 70s skatewear. Or just go and figure out the Strat-O-matic baseball thing.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Detail from above advert showing the white tee-shirt with 'Skateboard' design.

Detail from above advert showing the white tee-shirt with ‘Skateboard’ design.

 

US. Cloak and Dagger. 1989.

US. Cloak and Dagger. 1989.

 

US. Alpha Flight. 1998.

US. Alpha Flight. 1998.

 

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.