Peanuts Commercials for the Ford Falcon

Peanuts Characters Star in Ford Falcon TV Commercials - Airplanes and Rockets"Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz" - Airplanes and RocketsThe first-ever appearance of animated Peanuts characters came in the form of television commercials for the 1960 Ford Falcon. I learned about them in a book titled Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz. To me, Peanuts represents a more innocent time in America, where neighborhood kids played together, were moral in their actions, and even "crabby" kids like Lucy were not evil. Cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, pirates and naval mariners did battle with makeshift weapons and only one ball team at a time won a trophy. My sisters and I rode in basic cars like the Ford Falcon, without the benefit of seat belts, crawling up onto the package shelf in the back to watch the world pass by, standing on our heads in the back seat, and thinking it a privilege to get to ride up front on the rare occasions when Mom was not in the car, too. It takes me back to my boyhood days in the 1960s and 70s when similar activities were a part of life, without all the computer-based activities to compete for precious spare time.

These print advertisements were found on the Doug Pratt website.
Peanuts Gang Ford Falcon Advertisement 1960 (Doug Pratt website) - Airplanes and Rockets

Peanuts Gang Ford Falcon Advertisement 1960 (Doug Pratt website) - Airplanes and Rockets

Here is my modest Peanuts paraphernalia collection.


1960 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement (aired in 1959) Featuring the Peanuts Gang




1960 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang



1961 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang



1961 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang (in color)



1964 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang

 

 

 

 

Posted January 25, 2014