Rare Animation on TCM: “UPA Cartoons”

This is gallery of images from Columbia Pictures cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America), the groundbreaking animation studio of the 1950s who changed the perception of what animation could be. These cartoons will be telecast Oct. 21st at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific on Turner Classic Movies – 1. A cel and background from RAGTIME BEAR (1949), 2. Book cover from GERALD McBOING BOING (1950), 3. cel and background from GERALD McBOING BOING (1950), 4. The poster for ROOTY TOOT TOOT (1952), 5. A color sketch for ROOTY TOOT TOOT (1952), 6. a newspaper advertisement for THE TELL TALE HEART (1953), 7. The one sheet poster for A UNICORN IN THE GARDEN (1953). 8. An animation cel and background from FUDGET’S BUDGET (1954), 9. A cel and background from CRISTOPHER CRUMPET (1953), 10. a frame grab from CHRISTOPHER CRUMPET (1953), 11. and 12. two comics books based on UPA cartoons.

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