<p>The Pillsbury Doughboy is a famous <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/trademarks-understanding-trademarks-1992515" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">trademark</a>. A trademark is a special design or word that is used to represent a service or product. Inventions &#34;do things&#34;, a car transports people, an umbrella protects you from the rain etc.</p><h3>Famous Trademarks</h3>Some well know trademarks are: Got Milk?, Channel No.5, <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-popsicle-4070016" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">Popsicle</a>, Calvin Klein, the Pillsbury Doughboy figure, the shape of a <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/photos-of-coca-cola-company-brands-1991153" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="3">Coke bottle</a>, the sound of the NBC chimes and the graphical image of the NBC peacock.<h3>History of the Pillsbury Doughboy</h3>The Pillsbury Doughboy was created by an ad agency called Leo Burnett. Pacific Data Images, a pioneer in the world of computer graphics for film and video, created the animated version of the figure for the commercials. Chet Noice, a freelance artist from Minneapolis, MN, had written and drawn a story about a doughboy character and later sold the rights to Pillsbury. The story was about a baker who lovingly created a very special batch of dough. The dough when left to rise overnight came to life.[p} The character was evolved into Poppin&#39; Fresh (the Pillsbury Doughboy) by the ad agency&#39;s artist Martin Nodell, who made the final conception of Poppin&#39; Fresh and drew him. Mart Nodell is well known in the comic book world as the creator of the original Green Lantern.<p>In October of 1965, Pillsbury debuted the loveable 14-ounce, 8 3/4-inch character in a Crescent Roll commercial. The original voice of the Doughboy was performed by the actor Paul Frees (1920-1986). The Doughboy&#39;s costar in the commercial was Maureen McCormick.</p><h3>Pillsbury Doughboy Trivia</h3>Other trivia about the Pillsbury Doughboy: his formal name is Poppin&#39; Fresh, the only music he ever performed was rap, he is all dough, he has blue eyes, he always wears a bakers hat and scarf, he originates from Minneapolis, MN, he loves to bake and twenty years ago he had a wife and two pets.