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Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo (1956)

While meeting a new friend, Gerald is abducted by aliens and whisked to the planet Moo. The king of Moo mistakenly thinks that all Earthlings - like Gerald - speak only in sound effects, ... See full summary »

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While meeting a new friend, Gerald is abducted by aliens and whisked to the planet Moo. The king of Moo mistakenly thinks that all Earthlings - like Gerald - speak only in sound effects, and he attempts to converse with Gerald. Hoping to lure Earth tourism to his planet, the king brings the boy back to Earth in the hope of establishing good relations, but Earth diplomats are puzzled by the king's unusual language. Written by scgary66

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9 February 1956 (USA)  »

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One of a small number of animated cartoons designed for and photographed in anamorphic wide-screen (e.g. Cinemascope), Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo (1956) was released on home video (a now rare VHS tape from Columbia) in a "squeezed," non-anamorphic version. Few people have actually seen the film in its intended format which adds much to the timing and design of the film: it looks very odd indeed when all the characters are like string beans and their movements are squished together. See more »

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Follows Gerald McBoing-Boing's Symphony (1953) See more »

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This is UPA in action.
12 September 2001 | by (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The plot is simple: aliens intending to invade the Earth contact an earthling to learn the language of Earth. However, the aliens kidnap Gerald McBoing-Boing, a kid who doesn't speak--only makes sounds. So the aliens (who actually speak english) think that everybody else on Earth speaks like Gerald, and so the confusion starts.

In fact, the only confusion is that all characters involved on the plot are too cocky to admit that they don't know what's going on, so they pretend they know.

UPA is knows for making cartoons who are fun enough for little children, but also smart enough for grown ups. Anyone with an IQ bigger than its shoesize should love this one.


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