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Release Date:
2 November 1950 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Robert Cannon 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (story)

Bill Scott (story adaptation) &
Phil Eastman (story adaptation)

Produced by
Stephen Bosustow .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gail Kubik 
Production Management
Adrian Woolery .... production manager
Art Department
William T. Hurtz .... designer (as Bill Hurtz)
Animation Department
Jules Engel .... color artist
Herbert Klynn .... color artist (as Herb Klynn)
Rudy Larriva .... animator
Pat Matthews .... animator
Bill Melendez .... animator
Willis Pyle .... animator
Frank Smith .... animator
John Wilson .... animator (uncredited)
Other crew
John Hubley .... supervising director

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Additional Details

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

In a 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors (conducted by the animation historian Jerry Beck), this film was rated the ninth greatest cartoon short of all time.See more »
Narrator:Ten months passed, and Gerald grew louder and louder, 'till one day he went...
[Loud explosion]
Narrator:... like a big keg of powder.
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Another Victory for Dr. Seuss and Some Amazing Animators, 26 December 2015
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I've begun watching some of the marvelous animation that I remember from my youth. This one made me so sad. Gerald had both a curse and a gift. He could not speak but rather made amazing sound effects. He was an outcast. Even his parents turned on him. This is an early work by Dr. Seuss and one is made aware of that in the interesting rhyme schemes of the narration. Gerald is sent to a doctor, to first grade, to play with friends, but is rejected summarily at every turn. There is a place for us all. That sad thing is that there is an element of injustice in this story. Gerald, in modern times, may be seen as the product of abuse, as he runs away, hopeless and betrayed. This is so clever and groundbreaking. See it if you never have.

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