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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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Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony is another entertaining animated short from UPA
3 June 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this, the second Gerald McBoing Boing animated short from UPA, the title character is asked by his radio station manager to voice an entire symphony orchestra when the scheduled performers fail to show up. Unfortunately, it seems Gerald has the music sheets mixed up with the sound effects one...Not as good as the first one written by creator Dr. Seuss (who is referenced as one of Gerald's doctors here) but pretty entertaining nonetheless. Bobe Cannon did the direction and one of the animators was Bill Melendez. Loved when Gerald did a real loud explosion noise and the adults around him just jumped in the air and froze! In summation, Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony comes highly recommended. P.S. Spike Jones is also referenced here.


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