Sunday, August 30, 2009

Did You Know?

Before John Swartzwelder wrote 59 shows [give or take] for the Simpsons, he was a great ad writer.  One of his award winning campaigns was for Kitty cat food. Yep, he named the cat food KITTY. I guess eventually they had to take the product off the market because it was missing an ingredient that male cats needed in order to live. When they started dying -- no more Kitty cat food.  At least, I think that's the story. 
     I discovered several of Swartzwelder's Kitty cat food spots on Kurtz & Friends' reel. [I guess they're posting all their award winning animation on the Tube.] He worked very hard to get them to create a really stupid looking cat. I think he succeeded. You can also tell by the script that he wrote it. Well, I can tell, at least. Here's where you can see one of them: 

1 comment:

emmapeelDallas said...

Why don't we have ads like this anymore? Instead we are inundated with the annoying.