The photo you see above features the late great David Allen (Equinox, The Stuff) checking out his stop-motion animation model of King Kong that he used for this 1972 Volkswagen television commercial.
[Via] Sebastian Ortiz
This commercial was aired only once on network TV, even though it was well received the executives at Volkswagen demanded it be pulled as they didn’t feel a commercial showing an ape driving one of their cars was appropriate.
Even though I had never had the pleasure of seeing this King Kong ad before this morning it did remind me of one of the commercials in Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 Robocop.
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