UPA Week: The Unicorn in the Garden


Today's UPA Week selection is a 1953 adaptation of James Thurber's 530 word short short story "The Unicorn in the Garden," directed by William T. Hurtz. Considering the source material was so spare and yet still kind of profound, UPA was probably the perfect choice to animate it. Enjoy!

(But be warned, some of the "Suggestions" links that YouTube offers for additional viewing at the end seem... off-message, we'll say, with the flavor of this particular video, and this entire blog as well. I suspect it has to do with the phrasing of the story's moral, which didn't have quite the connotations in 1953 that it does today. The cartoon itself is perfect work and home safe. Some of the suggestions? Maybe not so much. Stupid interwebs.)

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