Friday, August 19, 2016
While it may seem unimpressive today, General Mills was quite proud of utilizing the computer technique that allowed them to place enhanced images from classic horror movies onto their cereal boxes, but they overlooked one pesky detail in their image of Dracula. In the 1931 film, Bela Lugosi wore a six-pointed medallion with a large stone in the middle, and when their computer team enhanced the image, the medallion became flat and two-dimensional. Rather than looking like a medallion with a stone in the middle, the necklace appeared to be a traditional Star of David, and the Jewish community was none too happy about the idea of a blood-sucking monster being presented as Jewish.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 10:28 AM