The above is a more or less faithful reproduction of a brochure made to promote the Jif Dessert Topping cinema commercial from 1977, directed by David Lane and narrated by Ed Bishop, and using Supermarionation technology. It was programmed to run before the main showing of Star Wars (which also came out that year) and, being a Star Wars fan and living in the UK at the time, I was lucky enough (not to mention pleasantly surprised) to see it on the big screen.
A badly mutilated copy of the film was found somewhere in the mid-eighties. The owner had cut the whole filmstrip into separate frames [horror!] to be sold off to collectors. The filmshort was lovingly restored by determining the right order of frames and splicing them together again. This resulted in a somewhat jumpy, but nevertheless watchable copy.
Video copies of the restored commercial circulate among collectors.
with the increasing proliferation of video on the web, a kind soul has posted a link to this advert on YouTube.
Update 2: it's gone. Is this a sign of things to come in the copyright wars?