(Note: The idea to make one of the children black was a conscious choice on the part of Weidman. Unfortunately, in the final commercial, the black child was turned white. There’s a still from the spot in my book Cartoon Modern.)
A painting from the 1950s by John Dunn. He was the primary designer and story artist of this sequence in Mars and Beyond. In the 1960s and ’70s, Dunn was the primary writer of the Pink Panther shorts as well as the creator of Roland and Rattfink, Tijuana Toads, and Ant and the Aardvark.