Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Back in the 60's "The Alvin Show" premiered on prime time television. It was an example of limited animation that utilized modern design made popular by UPA earlier in the 50's. Format Films and creator Ross Bagdasarian,(David Seville and the Chipmunks), filled the series with fun designs and strong character situations that lifted the show above it's small budget. "The Alvin Show" also features great comic songs by Ross that were available as novelty records. It was a great use of cross marketing.
Check out the opening to see the style of the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv5qlABRlNg
And see some of the songs here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Alvinfanatic