7.0/10
1,765
15 user 2 critic

Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

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.

Writers:

Dr. Seuss (story), Bill Scott (story adaptation) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

At age two, Gerald McLoy should be at the age where he says his first words. But when the first "words" that come out of his mouth sound more like a broken spring - "boing boing" - his nervous father is worried that Gerald will never speak properly and keep on making these unusual sounds. After his father calls in medical help, Gerald continues to keep making these and other unusual sounds as the doctor doesn't know what to do. And later, when Gerald's father sends him to school hoping that being around other children speaking and having teachers who can teach him will make him speak properly, Gerald still can only make these sounds. Is there any hope for Gerald or his exasperated parents? Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2005, this film was included in the "From the Den" collection on the "special edition" DVD of Hellboy (2004). See more »

Goofs

At about five minutes the man from the radio station plays the three note NBC theme on a set of chime bars with three notes. When he strikes the bells, he goes from high to low in descending order, rather than playing the lowest, then the highest followed by the center bell. He repeats this about fifteen seconds later. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: But as little Gerald grew older, he found, when a fella goes...
[honk, honk]
Narrator: ... no one wants him around. When a fella goes...
[boing, boing]
Narrator: ... he can't have any pals, and his...
[alarm bell ringing]
Narrator: ... frightened the gals. "Nyah-nyah!" they all shouted. "Your name's not McCloy! You're Gerald McBoing-Boing, the noise-making boy!'
See more »

User Reviews

Adventures of a little boy who can say nothing but "Boing!"
10 February 2000 | by imimslimSee all my reviews

In my opinion, this is the best cartoon ever made. It has terrific animation and a charming story, it is witty and lively, and of course has a "moral" in that you don't have to be the same as everybody else to succeed as the title character ends up in a wonderful job, despite his "disability."


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gerald McBoing Boing See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed