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The Puppetoon Movie (1987)

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Salute to the revolutionary Oscar winning stop motion animated Puppetoons created by sci-fi fantasy film legend George Pal. Gumby, Pokey and Arnie the Dinosaur host 12 of Pal's milestone ... See full summary »

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Arnold Leibovit

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Arnold Leibovit (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Paul Frees ... Arnie the Dinosaur / Pillsbury Doughboy (voice)
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... Gumby (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Art Clokey Art Clokey ... Pokey (voice)
Dick Beals Dick Beals ... Speedy Alka-Seltzer (voice)
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Salute to the revolutionary Oscar winning stop motion animated Puppetoons created by sci-fi fantasy film legend George Pal. Gumby, Pokey and Arnie the Dinosaur host 12 of Pal's milestone shorts from 1934-1947 that have inspired animation and special effects filmmakers ever since. Written by B2MP Inc.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA) See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Features Together in the Weather (1946) See more »

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Music Maestro Please
Written by Allie Wrubel and Herb Magidson
(Courtesy Bourne Co.)
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Very good summary of an all too neglected cartoon style
31 May 2001 | by Robert ReynoldsSee all my reviews

George Pal's Puppetoons are entirely too rarely seen these days. His brand of stop-motion animation is simply wonderful and this film gives an all too brief look at some of his fantastic work.

A framing device is used to showcase eight of his shorts, including Tubby the Tuba, John Henry and the Inky Poo and Tulips Shall Grow, all nominated for Academy Awards. The shorts are marvelous and make wonderful use of music in connection with the animation, particularly Tubby the Tuba and Jasper in a Jam. More of Pal's Puppetoon shorts should be in print. The detail work is inspired! Hunt up a copy of this. You won't be sorry. If and when I get a DVD player, this is at the top of my list of purchases first. Most recommended.

Edit: This has recently (November 2013) been released on a Blu-Ray two-disc set which includes most, possibly all, of the extras from the DVD and much more additional material. The Blu-Ray is excellent and well worth getting. The Blu-Ray has a limited run of 3000 copies.


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