Smokey the Bear turns 65

While Smokey the Bear is currently voiced by actor Sam Elliott, Jim Cummings also voiced the famous bear for a time and before that, Jackson Weaver. No matter who is playing his voice, however, Smokey has been reminding everyone that “Only you can prevent forest fires” for 65 years. Smokey is the longest running Ad Council campaign in history.

Today, Smokey has his own website (where you can watch Smokey blow out his birthday candle), a Twitter account, a Facebook page and more.

For more information about Smokey and his anniversary, you can read this article.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, a vintage Smokey the Bear commercial featuring Jim Cummings as Smokey:

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