Tony the Tiger Grows Up
Tony was introduced to the world by Kellogg's in 1952 as the spokestiger
for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (see Origins for
more details). He certainly has changed over the years as you can see below.
A rather urbane and
dapper Tony. His long curling whiskers speak of a quiet sophistication. Looks
a lot like David Niven if you ask me.
Tony's scarf looks a
little less "Wild West" now. Definitely an improvement. Also his tongue looks
more natural (what were they thinking in 1952?).
Tony certainly is a wide-eyed
and bushy-tailed tiger in the 70's! What an eager young chap.I'd say that he
doesn't know that several
recessions, AIDS, and Star Wars are on the way.
Well, Tony has
grown up. He looks much older -- a kinder and gentler Tony. One who exudes
warmth and understanding. Notice the wrinkles on Tony's chin -- perhaps
Kellogg's admires Ronald Regan?
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