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The Unicorn in the Garden – James Thurber

This is the 1953 animation from UPA (who also did The Tell Tale Heart and Rooty Toot Toot) and shouldn’t be confused with the 1969 DePatie-Freleng version animated for the Thurber story-based tv show My World and Welcome to It.

In 1951 animation studio United Productions of America (UPA) announced a forthcoming feature to be faithfully compiled from Thurber’s work, titled Men, Women and Dogs. However, the only part of the ambitious production that was eventually released was the UPA cartoon The Unicorn in the Garden (1953) via

You can read the short story this is based on here.

Rooty Toot Toot – UPA

The Tell Tale Heart – UPA

UPA (United Productions of America) was a major player in commercial animation from the mid-1940’s to the mid-1960’s. They have a good sized library of quality and cutting edge (for the time) work so you can be sure that more will be showing up here.

This is an adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale, a tale that follows a man on his descent into madness…

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