National Bank – Henry Marries Teller
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In this cel animation Henry discovers the National Bank and it changes his life. "He begins to save, builds a house, goes into business … and he marries the sweet little teller he met at the National. The National Bank, the friendly one."
Watch out for more from Henry and his sweet little spouse – this was the first in a series of six. The family prospers and grows into the 1970s.
According to a flyer on the series housed in a Morrow Productions clippings file at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Henry was intended to be "an appealing symbol of the ordinary small customer, not as the man says 'big people with lots of money.'"
The series stands out amongst TV advertisements of the era for its casual, unlaboured inclusion of Māori characters.
Catalogue Reference C2526
Production Company: Morrow Productions
Director: Mike Walker
Client: National Bank
Agency: Catts - Patterson