6 Vintage Commercials that Will Make You Smile

Go on a retro trip to the 20th century [VIDEO]

Aug 9, 2013

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It’s always enjoyable to take a walk down memory lane, and fortunately with the internet, the past is more accessible than ever. For your viewing pleasure, we have compiled a list of six vintage commercials that will make you smile, reminisce and provide a glimpse into a moment frozen in time. What was your most memorable childhood commercial? Share the link with us in the Facebook section below!

1. STUDENT INTERNET PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (1995)

This commercial puts things in perspective as only 18 years ago the internet was still a new and growing tool. 5th graders outline the prospective possibilities of the internet, which back then were only dreams, yet today make up a very present reality.

2. RICE KRISPIES (1950s)

Kellogg's Rice Krispies hasn’t changed much since its creation in 1927, and to this day the cereal features those lovable elves, Snap, Crackle and Pop on their boxes. This ad from the 1950s will have you jamming along with the groovy theme song, and despite the black and white, craving a bowl of the crispy cereal.

3. MAKE THOSE BODIES SING (1994)

If you grew up in Australia, this commercial for bananas might ring a bell. The ad from the Australian Banana Growers is filled with healthy children engaging in fun physical activities, all the while munching on bananas. A follow up commercial was made fourteen years later in 2008 revisiting the kids from the original ad, and showing how they have grown up to be happy and healthy young adults.

4. CRAYOLA CRAYONS (1960s)

Crayola crayons provide children the tools to create, dream and explore. This classic commercial shows the creative inner workings of children, ending with their motto that Crayola crayons work on brains not batteries.

5. KODAK (1984)

Kodak was an official sponsor of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California. The sweet ad shows adorable kids showing off their athletic prowess as their proud parents snap their photos with pocket sized Kodak cameras, complete with automatic flash.

6. LEGO (1970s)

Lego is a household name and its timeless popularity has twice garnered the honor of being named “Toy of the Century.” The commercial highlights the adaptability of Lego and its age-friendly products that are fit for pre-schoolers and tweens alike.

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