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UPA, short for United Productions of America, began as a studio creating political/industrial and World War II training films. After receiving a contract to produce theatrical shorts for Columbia Pictures, UPA stretched it's wings, and became quite influential as it developed it's own unique animation style and technique, and its innovations were recognized and copied by the other major animation studios. UPA pioneered the technique of limited animation as a stylistic alternative to the growing trend of recreating cinematic realism in animated films, not as a cost-cutting and time-saving measure as it later became.

UPA is most remembered for the Mr. Magoo theatrical among various theatrical series the studio produced, and the The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show for CBS. In the 1960s, UPA produced the Dick Tracy series and Mr. Magoo specials. UPA also produced two features, 1001 Arabian Nights and Gay Purr-ee. After the animation studio shut down, UPA distributed Japanese films from Toho Studios in the 1970s and 1980s.

UPA (United Productions of America) Studio Directories Cartoon Series:


Feature Films Feature Films   (1959-1962, 2 Theatrical Films.)

Fox and Crow Fox and Crow   (1948-1949, 3 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)

Ham and Hattie Ham and Hattie   (1958-1959, 4 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)

Jolly Frolics Jolly Frolics   (1949-1951, 20 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)

Mister Magoo Mister Magoo   (1950-1965, 80 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)

Private Snafu Private Snafu   (1945, 2 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)

Television Television   (1956-1962, 340 Episodes.)



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Flat Hatting 1944
UPA

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Hell-Bent For Election Picture To Cartoon Hell-Bent For Election1944
UPA, United Auto Workers, Industrial Films
 featuring Diesel Express Train, Steam Train, Joe, Sam, Conspirator.

Hell-Bent For Election On Video!  BCDB Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.65 stars from 16 users.)


Brotherhood Of Man Picture To Cartoon Brotherhood Of Man1945
UPA, United Auto Workers

Brotherhood Of Man On Video!  BCDB Rating: 1 out of 5 stars (15 star from 5 users.)


Man Alive! 1952
UPA Productions, American Cancer Society

Man Alive! There have not yet been any votes for "Man Alive!". Vote Now! 23


Man On The Land Picture To Cartoon Man On The Land1952
UPA Productions

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The Unicorn In The Garden Picture To Cartoon The Unicorn In The Garden1953 5307
UPA Productions
 featuring Unicorn, Husband, Wife.

The Unicorn In The Garden On Video!  BCDB Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.15 stars from 8 users.)


The Tell-Tale Heart Picture To Cartoon The Tell-Tale Heart1953 5309
UPA Productions

The Tell-Tale Heart On Video!  BCDB Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.75 stars from 18 users.)


Howdy Doody And His Magic Hat Picture To Cartoon Howdy Doody And His Magic Hat(Not Released)
UPA Productions
 featuring Howdy Doody.

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Bringing Up Mother Picture To Cartoon Bringing Up Mother1954 5401
UPA Productions

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Ballet-Oop Picture To Cartoon Ballet-Oop1954 5402
UPA Productions
 featuring Tutor, Pupils.

Ballet-Oop On Video!  There have not yet been any votes for "Ballet-Oop". Vote Now! 21


The Man On The Flying Trapeze Picture To Cartoon The Man On The Flying Trapeze1954 5404
UPA Productions

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Fudget's Budget Picture To Cartoon Fudget's Budget1954 5405
UPA Productions
 featuring George Fudget, Irene Fudget.

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Pump Trouble Picture To Cartoon Pump Trouble1954
UPA Productions, The American Heart Association
 featuring Cordell Pump, Doctor.

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Spare The Child Picture To Cartoon Spare The Child1955 5502
UPA Productions
 featuring Father, Son, Mother.

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Four Wheels, No Brake Picture To Cartoon Four Wheels, No Brake1955 5503
UPA Productions
 featuring Pete Hothead, Pete Hothead's Wife, Neighbor.

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Baby Boogie Picture To Cartoon Baby Boogie1955 5505
UPA Productions
 featuring Susan (the little girl).

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Christopher Crumpet's Playmate Picture To Cartoon Christopher Crumpet's Playmate1955 5508
UPA Productions
 featuring Christopher Crumpet, Marvin Crumpet, Abigail Crumpet, Webster, Bilgewater.

Christopher Crumpet's Playmate On Video!  There have not yet been any votes for "Christopher Crumpet's Playmate". Vote Now! 21


The Rise Of Duton Lang Picture To Cartoon The Rise Of Duton Lang1955 5510
UPA Productions

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The Jaywalker Picture To Cartoon The Jaywalker1956 5605
UPA Productions
 featuring Milton Muffet.

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Inside Magoo Picture To Cartoon Inside Magoo1960
UPA, American Cancer Society
 featuring Mr. Magoo, Stephen Bosustow, Jim Backus, Doctor, Nurse.

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