Monday, April 23, 2007

Little Golden Book Monday #7

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Gerald McBoing-Boing is a 1950 animated short film produced by UPA and given wide release by Colombia Pictures on January 25, 1951. The winner of the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, Gerald McBoing-Boing is the story of a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words. It was adapted by Phil Eastman and Bill Scott from a story by Dr. Seuss, and directed by Robert Cannon. The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 1994, it was voted #9 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
Today I present the 2004 "Gerald McBoing Boing" Little Golden Book. I remember seeing the cartoon for this title many times as a young kid and as soon as I saw the cover of this one, I immediately remembered the story and wanted to add this to my collection. I absolutely love the retro style of artwork throughout the book!

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