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Title UPA : the jolly frolics collection / Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Published Culver City, CA : Turner Classics Movies, [2012]
©2012

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 5867  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 3 videodiscs (286 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide ([16] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
polychrome rdacc
Series TCM vault collection.
TCM vault collection.
Notes Videodisc release of cartoons made from 1948 to 1959.
Contents DISC 1. Robin Hoodlum (1948 ) / directed by John Hubley -- Magic fluke (1949) / directed by John Hubley ; commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck -- Ragtime bear (1949) / directed by John Hubley ; commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck -- Punchy de Leon (1950) / directed by John Hubley -- The miner's daughter (1950) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Giddyap (1950) / directed by Art Babbitt -- Popcorn story (1950) / directed by Art Babbitt -- Family circus (1951) / directed by Art Babbitt -- Gerald McBoing Boing (1951) / directed by Robert Cannon ; adapted from a story by Dr. Seuss ; commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck -- Georgie and the dragon (1951) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Wonder gloves (1951) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Oompahs (1952) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Rooty toot toot (1952) / directed by John Hubley ; commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck. DISC 2. Willie the kid (1952) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Pete Hothead (1952) / directed by Pete Burness -- Madeline (1952) / directed by Robert Cannon ; based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans ; commentary by Gladys Holland and Jerry Beck -- Little boy with a big horn (1953) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Emperor's new clothes (1953) / directed by Ted Parmelee ; based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen -- Christopher Crumpet (1953) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Gerald McBoing Boing's symphony (1953) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Unicorn in the garden (1953) / directed by William T. Hurtz ; based on a short story by James Thurber ; commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck -- Tell-tale heart (1953) / directed by Ted Parmelee ; based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe ; commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck -- Bringing up mother (1954) / directed by William T. Hurtz -- Ballet-oop (1954) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Man on the flying trapeze (1954) / directed by Ted Parmelee -- Fudget's budget (1954) / directed by Robert Cannon. DISC 3. How now Boing Boing (1954) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Spare the child (1955) / directed by Abe Liss -- Four wheels no brakes (1955) / directed by Ted Parmelee -- Baby boogie (1955) / directed by Paul Julian -- Christopher Crumpet's playmate (1955) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Rise of Duton Lang (1955) / directed by Osmond Evans -- Gerald McBoing! Boing! on planet Moo (1956) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Jaywalker (1956) / directed by Robert Cannon -- Trees and Jamaica daddy (1958) / directed by Lew Keller and Fred Crippen -- Sailing and village band (1958) / directed by Lew Keller and Fred Crippen -- Spring and saganaki (1958) / directed by Lew Keller and Fred Crippen -- Picnics are fun and Dino's serenade (1959) / directed by Lew Keller and Fred Crippen.
Notes Bonus features include: Concept art, model sheets, storyboards, color styling sketches, color continunity board, backgrounds, cel setups, publicity stills, movie posters, pressbooks, pencil tests.
Guide includes bibliographical references.
Summary "[This three-disc set] includes 38 theatrical cartoons released from 1948 to 1959. Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. Giving the animators at Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. a run for their money, UPA earned six nominations and three Academy Awards, and among their classic one-shot cartoons they adapted stories by James Thurber ("A Unicorn in the Garden") and Edgar Allan Poe ("The Tell-Tale Heart" narrated by James Mason). The studio tried to avoid repetition, but nevertheless presented two long-lasting characters in Gerald McBoing Boing (created by Dr. Seuss) and the near-sighted Mr. Magoo, whose first cartoon -- "Ragtime Bear" -- is also included in [collection]."--Container.
System notes DVD.
Other author Seuss, Dr.
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962. Madeline.
Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875. Kejserens nye klæder.
Thurber, James, 1894-1961. Unicorn in the garden.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Tell-tale heart.
Hubley, John.
Cannon, Robert, 1909-1964.
Babbitt, Art, 1907-1992.
Burness, Pete, 1910-
Parmelee, Ted, 1912-1964.
Hurtz, Bill, 1919-2000.
Liss, Abe.
Julian, Paul.
Evans, Osmond.
Keller, Lew, 1912-1996.
Crippen, Fred.
Maltin, Leonard.
Beck, Jerry.
Holland, Glayds.
Mason, James, 1909-1984.
Backus, Jim.
United Productions of America.
Columbia Pictures.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Turner Classic Movies (Firm)
Subject Robin Hood (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Folk songs -- United States -- Film adaptations.
Children's literature -- Television adaptations.
Children's literature -- Film adaptations.
Folklore -- United States -- Film adaptations.
Animated films.
Comedy films.
Short films.
Film adaptations.
Variant Title United Productions of America.
Jolly frolics collection.
Other uniform title Frankie and Johnny.
Standard Number 608866795407