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Gerald McBoing-Boing ()


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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... See more »

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Robert Cannon

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Dr. Seuss ... (story)
 
Bill Scott ... (story adaptation) &
Phil Eastman ... (story adaptation)

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Stephen Bosustow ... executive producer

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Gail Kubik

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Adrian Woolery ... production manager

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William T. Hurtz ... designer (as Bill Hurtz)

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Jules Engel ... color artist
Herbert Klynn ... color artist (as Herb Klynn)
Rudy Larriva ... animator
Pat Matthews ... animator
Bill Melendez ... animator
Willis Pyle ... animator
Frank Smith ... animator
John Wilson ... animator (uncredited)

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John Hubley ... supervising director

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Gerald McBoing Boing (United States)
  • Джеральд Макбоiнг-Боiнг (Ukraine)
  • Джеральд МакБоинг-Боинг (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 8 min
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Trivia In a 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors (conducted by the animation historian Jerry Beck), this film was rated the ninth greatest cartoon short of all time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #2.3 (1989). See more »
Quotes Narrator: This is the story of Gerald McCloy, and the strange thing that happened to that little boy. They say it all started when Gerald was two. That's the age kids start talking, least most of them do. Well, when he started talking, you know what he said? He didn't talk words, he went...
[boing, boing]
Narrator: ... instead.
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