When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA

When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA

Adam Abraham


What do Franklin Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, the U.S. army, and Mr. Magoo have in universal? they're all a part of the superb tale of the pioneering sketch studio UPA (United Productions of America). through the Fifties, a gaggle of artists ran a enterprise that broke all of the ideas, pushing lively motion pictures past the fluffy myth of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. as an alternative, UPA’s motion pictures have been leading edge and graphically bold—the comic strip resembling sleek paintings. while Magoo Flew is the 1st book-length examine to chronicle the full tale of this detailed American company. The publication good points cameo appearances via Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen, in addition to a opt for filmography of the simplest of UPA.

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