Gerald McBoing Boing
Studio: UPA Release Date : January 25, 1951 Series: Jolly Frolics
Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

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


Awards

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

Distributor(s)

Columbia

Television

Totally Tooned In (Season 1, Episode 17)
The Boing-Boing Show (Season 1, Episode 1)

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

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

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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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