Tag Archives: UPA

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

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?

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

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…

Animation Anecdotes #148
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 7, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #148

Origin of Christopher Crumpet. Thornton Hee (“T. Hee”) was responsible for “Christopher Crumpet” (1953) a UPA short about a little boy who turns into a chicken whenever he doesn’t get…