May 25, 2020
We get even bolder in our classic cartoon hot takes as we discuss UPA, the hip postwar studio that changed the way animation at all the studios was done. We talk about directors like John Hubley and Bobe Cannon, who sought to make cartoons with aspirations opposite the status quo in Hollywood cartoons, and the golden years of UPA that birthed Mister Magoo and several Oscar wins and nominations. Our highlighted cartoon is a gem, Christopher Crumpet, from Cannon and writer/designer T. Hee, whom Bob actually met!
Cartoons discussed: The Dover Boys, The Rocky Road to Ruin, Professor Small and Mr. Tall, Hell-Bent for Election, Brotherhood of Man, Robin Hoodlum, Gerald McBoing Boing, Rooty Toot Toot, The Tell-Tale Heart, A Unicorn in the Garden, Ragtime Bear, Grizzly Golfer, Spellbound Hound, Trouble Indemnity, Hotsy Footsy, When Magoo Flew, and Christopher Crumpet.