Gerald McBoing Boing
Studio: UPA Release Date : January 25, 1951 Series: Jolly Frolics
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Synopsis

Instead of talking, a young boy discovers that all his voice can produce is sound effects.

Characters

Gerald McBoing Boing

Credits

Director

Robert "Bobe" Cannon

Animator

Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez
Rudy Larriva
Pat Matthews
Willis "Willy" Pyle
Frank Smith

Story

Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

Music

Gail Kubik

Narration

Marvin Miller

Production Manager

Adrian Woolery

Executive Producer

Stephen "Steve" Bosustow

Design

William T. "Bill" Hurtz

Color

Herbert "Herb" Klynn
Jules Engel

Supervising Director

John Hubley

Story Adaptation

Phil ('P.D.') Eastman
William "Bill" Scott

Distributor(s)

Columbia

Awards

Won the 1951 Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Animated Short Film

Television

Totally Tooned In (Season 1, Episode 17)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Columbia Pictures Presents UPA's Gerald McBoing-Boing
The Columbia Pictures Cartoon Classics

DVD

United States

The Jolly Frolics Collection
Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 14315
Running time: 6:55
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From TibbyH :

I LOVE this short. I could go into detail into my love for UPA and everyone involved, but I rather just go rewatch this short again and again. In fact, I'm just gonna grab my Jolly Frolics set and go watch it again. You should too
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Model Sheet
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Screenshots

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History

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3/26/2012

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4/22/2014

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    Sources

    Robert "Bobe" Cannon: Director
    • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

    Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel: Story
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Gail Kubik: Music
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Phil ('P.D.') Eastman: Story Adaptation
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Rudy Larriva: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Pat Matthews: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Willis "Willy" Pyle: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Frank Smith: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Herbert "Herb" Klynn: Color
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    William T. "Bill" Hurtz: Design
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Jules Engel: Color
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Marvin Miller: Narration
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Stephen "Steve" Bosustow: Executive Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    John Hubley: Supervising Director
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Adrian Woolery: Production Manager
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    William "Bill" Scott: Story Adaptation
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)