TCM VAULT: UPA Classic Cartoon Collection in March

UPA Classic Cartoon Collection (TCM Vault)
March 5th

Sony is venturing into new territory with the upcoming release of their UPA Classic Cartoon Collection on March 5th. Released via the TCM Vault line, this is the first animation distributed by Columbia to appear on DVD from Sony (not including the recently released 1001 Arabian Nights on MOD).

Available exclusively for purchase at, this 3-disc set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!

Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment present the UPA Classic Cartoon Collection. This three-disc set includes 38 theatrical cartoons from the most critically-acclaimed cartoon studio of the 1950s.

Released theatrically 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 the UPA Classic Cartoon Collection.

Presented for the first time on DVD, these classic cartoons have been re-mastered - with as many of the original theatrical titles restored as possible - making the UPA Classic Cartoon Collection a desirable addition to any animation and classic movie fan’s DVD library.

Shorts included:
  • Robin Hoodlum
  • The Magic Fluke
  • Ragtime Bear
  • Punchy De Leon
  • The Miner’s Daughter
  • Giddyap
  • The Popcorn Story
  • Gerald Mcboing-Boing
  • The Family Circus
  • Georgie and the Dragon
  • Wonder Gloves
  • The Oompahs
  • Rooty Toot Toot
  • Willie the Kid
  • Pete Hothead
  • Madeline
  • Little Boy With a Big Horn
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Christopher Crumpet
  • Gerald Mcboing-Boing’s Symphony
  • The Unicorn in the Garden
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Bringing Up Mother
  • Ballet-Oops
  • The Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • Fudget’s Budget
  • How Now Boing-Boing
  • Spare the Child
  • Four Wheels No Brake
  • Baby Boogie
  • Christopher Crumpet’s Playmate
  • The Rise of Duton Lang
  • Gerald Mcboing! Boing! on Planet Moo
  • The Jaywalker
  • Trees and Jamaica Daddy
  • Sailing and Village Band
  • Spring and Saganaki
  • Picnics are Fun & Dino’s Serenade

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