Tip-Tops in Peppyland, The
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- New York State Bureau of Milk Publicity
PART-ANIMATED, PART-LIVE ACTION FILM FOR CHILDREN SHOWING MILK PRODUCTION, CONTENTS & NUTRIENTS OF MILK, AND HOW MILK IMPARTS PEP, STRENGTH, ETC. GOOD SCENES OF CHILDREN IN EARLY 1930S.
"Pep," "Strength" and "Health" Ñ the three Tip-Tops Ñ show how drinking milk enables children to be active, acrobatic and successful in business. Unassuming and primitive compared to other Jam Handy pictures, Tip-Tops contains many fascinating images of what appear to be real children, 1930s-style, representing diverse social and economic backgrounds. An engaging animated sequence describes the vitamins and their function, using imagery that momentarily gets creepy.
Taken as a whole, the dairy industry is one of the most unsung and prolific propagandists of the twentieth century. Through the American Dairy Association, the National Dairy Council and many state and local organizations, the industry has successfully linked consumption of dairy products with health and fostered a friendly regulatory climate. A study of the many hundreds, perhaps thousands of dairy-produced films that survive would reveal recurring clichs and a few unusually bizarre films like this one.
ANIMATION HUMOR FANTASY SURREALISM CLOWNS VITAMINS MILK NUTRITION FOOD FILM HISTORY SILENT CINEMA MOTION PICTURES COWS DAIRY INDUSTRY PRODUCTS FARMS TRUCKS CHILDREN PLAYING RECREATION CARTWHEELS EXERCISE STRENGTH PEP DRINKING SCHOOLS PLAYGROUNDS NEW YORK CITY STATE Milk Dairy industry Vitamins Animation Cartoons Children Clowns Performances Playgrounds New York City (history and culture)
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
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Subject: Definate Calcium Overload
Subject: Oh the irony!
Subject: A quart a day???
Subject: see the ccandreva version
Basic campy milk industry film. Average-to-good quality
The version in the open source archives is much cooler.. the one with sound added.
Subject: Fairly amusing, it just needed some sound
Shameless plug: My family used our home movie editing program to add a sound track and SFX to a version of this, and it is uploaded in the Open
Source movie section as "Tip Tops in Peppyland with sound". It's a bit more fun that way.
I can't help but wonder what sound went with it originally. It would be interesting to dig up an original score.
Subject: Clowns, cartoons, and teats!
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