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Players - Pleasure Revived

1960

Players - Pleasure Revived (1960)

Arctic survival

Commercial for Players cigarettes. 

Arctic survival

Commercial for Players cigarettes. A puppet film in which a sailor goes fishing on the North Pole, but accidentally ends up in an ice cold snow bank. Fortunately local Eskimos offer him a pack of Player’s cigarettes.

Trivia

Despite the highly stylized design, the puppets offer a wealth of detail. Note for instance the range of expressions both in the main character and the Eskimos. The seals who “run” away scared deserve some attention, too. Each one consists of a range of individual seals carved out of solid wood. It took a sequence of 18 seals to create the illusion of one running seal.
Unfortunately the mediocre quality of this remaining transfer doesn’t do this film justice.

Players - Pleasure Revived (1960)

Credits

Title: Players - Pleasure Revived
Client:Players Cigarettes
Duration:2,5 minutes
Year of production:1960
                                                      Director:
Unknown - probably Jan Coolen or Max Keuris
Animator:Cor Icke
Puppets:Harry Tolsma
Format:
35 mm, Technicolor
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