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Gerald McBoing-Boing's Symphony (1953)

 -  Animation | Short  -  5 July 1953 (USA)
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Gerald McBoing Boing, a little boy who can't talk but can imitate any sound, is working as a one-man sound effects department for a radio station. When a scheduled symphony orchestra does ... See full summary »

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Gerald McBoing Boing, a little boy who can't talk but can imitate any sound, is working as a one-man sound effects department for a radio station. When a scheduled symphony orchestra does not show up, Gerald replaces them. He is doing fine until he mixes up the score with the sound effects script, and creates an original symphony. He is fired, but the critics hail his work as that of a genius. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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

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Radio Station Owner: Your performance's a sensation! Telegrams of congratulation, not one of comdemnation! From all the important conductors: Rosinski, Stokowski, Spike Jones and Stravinski! McBoing-Boing, I knew it1 Believe you can do a thing, and you do it! I'm a happy man, you saved the day! For this you get a raise in pay!
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Hugely enjoyable and visually striking sequel
7 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Excellent second outing for Gerald McCloy "the noise-making boy", which, although not based on Dr. Seuss material this time, manages to be faithful in style to his original vision whilst also bringing in some slightly more sophisticated humour. We join Gerald where we left him at the end of the original story, working for a radio station making sound effects. When a symphony orchestra fails to turn up for a performance, the station manager turns to Gerald out of desperation... A simple idea is fleshed out beautifully - in the absence of a Dr Seuss original to base the script on, the writer (T. Hee) takes some entertaining liberties with the rhyming couplet style and the result is witty and amusing - the animation is stylish (and at times strikingly stylized) and the music and sound effects are once again superb.


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