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Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

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The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

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At age two, Gerald McLoy should be at the age where he says his first words. But when the first "words" that come out of his mouth sound more like a broken spring - "boing boing" - his nervous father is worried that Gerald will never speak properly and keep on making these unusual sounds. After his father calls in medical help, Gerald continues to keep making these and other unusual sounds as the doctor doesn't know what to do. And later, when Gerald's father sends him to school hoping that being around other children speaking and having teachers who can teach him will make him speak properly, Gerald still can only make these sounds. Is there any hope for Gerald or his exasperated parents? Written by Huggo

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included in the 3-disc DVD set "UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection," released 15 March 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: But as little Gerald grew older, he found, when a fella goes...
[honk, honk]
Narrator: ... no one wants him around. When a fella goes...
[boing, boing]
Narrator: ... he can't have any pals, and his...
[alarm bell ringing]
Narrator: ... frightened the gals. "Nyah-nyah!" they all shouted. "Your name's not McCloy! You're Gerald McBoing-Boing, the noise-making boy!'
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Referenced in The Powerpuff Girls: Get Back, Jojo (2001) See more »

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Adventures of a little boy who can say nothing but "Boing!"
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In my opinion, this is the best cartoon ever made. It has terrific animation and a charming story, it is witty and lively, and of course has a "moral" in that you don't have to be the same as everybody else to succeed as the title character ends up in a wonderful job, despite his "disability."


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