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 »
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.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
This is the next to last theatrical Gerald McBoing Boing short done by UPA, with this being the third of the four that the studio produced. It's a cute, clever cartoon, but the novelty factor is beginning to wear off and there's not enough other solid material to sustain extending the series. It's brought to a resolution of sorts here, as Gerald and his parents turn to science and technology for a communication breakthrough. Enjoyable and with enough moments to make it worth watching, even though it pales in comparison to the first one, Gerald McBoing Boing. There was also a television series that featured the character, as well as other material done specifically for television. Well worth watching. Recommended.
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