29 August 2012

The First Ronald McDonald From 1963

Ronald McDonald is probably one of the most recognizable mascots in the world, thanks to his signature red hair and yellow jump suit.

But did you know that the original Ronald from 1963 had a cup as a nose and wore a food tray as a hat?

Retronaut has posted a picture of the original Ronald McDonald, who was portrayed by American media personality Willard Scott.

According to his Wikipedia page, Scott has also been credited as the creator of the Ronald McDonald character for the fast-food chain and he performed regularly as the mascot from 1963 to 1966.

However, he was replaced because of his weight, which McDonald’s was supposedly concern about.

What do you think of the original Ronald McDonald?

[via Retronaut]