|Gerald McBoing Boing (1950)|
A scene from UPA's Gerald McBoing-Boing.
|Directed by||Robert Cannon|
Stephen Bosustow (executive producer)|
John Hubley (producer)
|Narrated by||Marvin Miller|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|November 2, 1950|
Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film produced by United Productions of America (UPA) and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on November 2, 1950. The winner of the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, Gerald McBoing-Boing is the story of a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words.
It was adapted by Phil Eastman and Bill Scott from a story by Dr. Seuss, directed by Robert Cannon, and produced by John Hubley. In 1994, it was voted #9 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field, making it the highest ranked UPA cartoon on the list. In 1995, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".