Saturday, 3 April 2021


Mr. Jinks may have been better on commercials than he was in the TV cartoons.

Here are some frames for a 60-second Kellogg’s Raisin Bran spot. I’m glad the plot is self-explanatory because I can’t find the original commercial (I downloaded it last June). But the over-confident Jinks is called on to do a live commercial for those golden flakes of bran. As soon as the camera is on, he loses his place on the teleprompter run by the meeces and bollixes the whole thing.

There’s a portion where he pulls down a projector screen and live action takes over for a bit.

Jinks even sings part of the Kellogg’s jingle (assisted by the meeces, whom he’s told to speed up the prompter), then defeatedly says hello to the viewers once again at the end.

Someone more well-versed in the matter can tell you who animated this.


  1. Hi Yowp, the last half of the spot is Irv Spence's animation, not sure who did the first half.

    1. Thanks, Mark. I wrote this so long ago I forgot I posted it.
      I don't think the commercial is on-line now.

    2. Stupid question but do you think post it online?

    3. If someone has it, I suppose they could.

  2. Kellogg's Raisin Bran.
    Known here in Brazil as All-Bran Flakes with raisins.