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Gerald McBoing Boing (1951) - Jolly Frolics Theatrical Cartoon Series Gerald McBoing Boing

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  • Jolly Frolics Theatrical Cartoon Series
  • Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: Gerald McBoing Boing, Gerald's Parents, Radio Station Manager, Dr. Malone, Boys, Girls.
  • Originally Released in 1951.
  • Technicolor
  • Running Time: 7:15 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.
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Gerald, who doesn't speak words but goes "boing boing" instead, finds his talents unappreciated by family and friends, and so he runs away from home. However, a kindly radio station boss is quick to spot his potential...

At age 2, the little boy, instead of starting to talk, produces sound effects. The desperate father calls on Dr. Malone, who, after examining Gerald, declares that there's nothing he can do. The parents are constantly being scared by Gerald, so they send him to school, hoping that he'll learn words, but he's sent home. When he tries to play with boys and girls, he's rejected.

Depressed, Gerald runs away from home, but he's found by a radio program producer, who hires him to do sound effects for his programs. As the announcer describes the action, Gerald produces the appropriate sound effects, using a script. He becomes a big hit, signing autographs for his fans, and his now-proud parents accompany him in a gigantic new car.

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Charmingly drawn cartoon with great verse narration. This was made 50 years ago. With all the cartoons made since - what happened to originality? Super, super, super.

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Skilfully presented version of a Dr.Seuss story, vividly brought to animated life with wit, charm and style (and an excellent score).

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