Tag Archives: UPA

Animation Anecdotes #228
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 4, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #228

The first animated series broadcast in prime time was probably UPA’s “Gerald McBoing-Boing Show” on CBS in 1956. CBS was so excited about the show that they took out a seven year option on the series – but it only lasted three months. So what happened?

Columbia’s UPA Cartoon Posters
Animation History
July 30, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Columbia’s UPA Cartoon Posters

Steve Stanchfield takes a well-deserved break this week and I fill in with a look at the theatrical one-sheet posters for the classy Columbia UPA cartoons of the 1950s.

Mister Magoo Soundtrack Albums
ANIMATION SPIN
April 22, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Mister Magoo Soundtrack Albums

Today’s long-awaited release of the Shout Factory DVD Mr. Magoo – The Theatrical Collection 1949-1959 calls to mind two soundtrack records featuring the master of myopic misadventures. 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS…

UPA Advertising
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
April 19, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

UPA Advertising

Throughout the 1950′s, television commercials were an important part of the UPA cartoon studio’s output. In fact, it’s widely believed that commercial work kept the company afloat, as their Columbia-released…