Is this the Greatest Crest Commercial ever made?

I love the “Cavity Creeps” and those commercials will always have a special place in my heart, but for many years I have thought this mid-eighties ad, which seamlessly blends traditional and stop-motion animation is probably the best thing the folks who held the advertising purse strings at Crest ever funded. I have shared it with many people and many have said they think it is odd or creepy (probably because of the mouth), but not one person has said that it was not one of the cooler 30 seconds of advertising they have ever seen.



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2 thoughts on “Is this the Greatest Crest Commercial ever made?

  1. This is a great example of the mixed media fad in advertising that was going on in the 80s. “More Is Better” was the mantra. Wouldn’t be surprised if this Crest spot was done by the same studio that did the PEE WEE’S PLAYHOUSE animated title sequence and the other animated bits for the show. Broadcast Arts In NYC was that studio.

  2. Max Power says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Will Vinton Studios. There’s a lot of elements that look like the California Raisins.

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