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The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) Theatrical Cartoon The Tell-Tale Heart

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>UPA Productions
  • UPA Productions
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1954.
  • Originally Released in 1953.
  • Production Number: 5309
  • Running Time: 7:24 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

Many sources state this film was originally promoted as being produced in 3-D. There is no indication the film was ever produced stereoscopically, much less released in 3-D.

This was the first cartoon to be X-rated (adults only) in Great Britain under the British Board of Film Censors classification system; the first British cartoon to be so rated was "A Short Vision."

In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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I saw this film at a news-theatre cinema in the west end of London in 1955 and it has been engraved on memory ever since. I was 17 at the time and it scared me witless! The cinema had a good sound system, and that combined with a heady perfume in...  (read more)

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Several art schools dot the Hollywood/Los Angeles area, and the UPA movement attracted many students to any of the films they produced during the fifties.

UPA's "Tell-Tale Heart" was an animated short (not considered a cartoon in...  (read more)

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One of UPA's best and most terrifying films.

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