|Text on Button||7up "FRESH UP" FREDDIE|
Illustration of yellow and red animal in a T-shirt and red text over a cream-colored background.
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"Fresh-Up" Freddie was an animated chicken character used in ad campaigns for 7up starting in 1957. Freddie was created by the Leo Burnett ad agency, but the Walt Disney studio did the animation for TV commercials in which Freddie appeared. The character also was seen in comic books and on Disney's live-action TV show, and spawned merchandise such as plastic dolls and stuffed toys. The ad campaign that featured Freddie was discontinued after only a couple of years.
Freddie was voiced by Paul Frees, a noted voice actor. In addition to many animated characters, Frees' voice has also been heard as the "Ghost Host" in the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California since the ride's opening in 1969.