Gerald McBoing-Boing | 1950

Directed by: Robert Cannon, John Hubley

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Main Plot

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.


  • Marvin Miller's character in Gerald McBoing-Boing serves as the narrator who tells the story of the main character.


In the ending of "Gerald McBoing-Boing," Gerald's unique talent for making sound effects with his voice saves the day. He imitates the sound of a train, stopping it just in time to prevent an accident. The crowd applauds his remarkable ability, and Gerald is hailed as a hero. He is finally accepted and embraced by the world, proving that being different can sometimes be a wonderful thing.

Robert Cannon, John Hubley