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

By 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 comic strip studio UPA (United Productions of America). through the Fifties, a bunch of artists ran a company that broke all of the ideas, pushing lively movies past the fluffy myth of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. as a substitute, UPA's movies have been leading edge and graphically bold--the sketch such as smooth artwork. whilst Magoo Flew is the 1st book-length research to chronicle the entire tale of this precise American firm. The booklet positive factors cameo appearances by way of Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen, in addition to a decide on filmography of the easiest of UPA.

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By 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 comic strip studio UPA (United Productions of America). through the Fifties, a bunch of artists ran a company that broke all of the ideas, pushing lively movies past the fluffy myth of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. as a substitute, UPA's movies have been leading edge and graphically bold--the sketch such as smooth artwork. whilst Magoo Flew is the 1st book-length research to chronicle the entire tale of this precise American firm. The booklet positive factors cameo appearances by way of Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen, in addition to a decide on filmography of the easiest of UPA.

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