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Gerald McBoing-Boing
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Created by Dr. Seuss (characters)
Developed by
  • John Derevlany
  • Robin Budd
Starring Glenn Barna
Linda Ballantyne
Patrick McKenna
Samantha Weinstein
Joanne Vannicola
Narrated by Deann deGruijter
Composer(s) Tom Szczesniak
Ray Parker
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (52 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Lesley Taylor
  • Evan Baily
Running time 22 minutes (11 minutes per segment) (approx. per episode)
Production company(s) Classic Media
Cookie Jar Entertainment
Distributor Classic Media
Release
Original network Teletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Original release August 22, 2005 (2005-08-22) – April 3, 2010 (2010-04-03)

Gerald McBoing-Boing is a Canadian-American 2D animated children's television series based on the 1950 animated short film Gerald McBoing-Boing. It premiered on Cartoon Network & Smile in the United States on August 22, 2005, as part of their Tickle-U programming block, and on Teletoon in English and French in Canada on August 29, 2005. The show would later be rerunned on Boomerang around 2006-2009. It uses the same basic art style as the original, but with more detail. Each 11-minute episode features a series of vignettes with Gerald, of which the "fantasy tales" are done in Seussian rhyme. There are also sound checks, gags, and "real-life" portions of the show.

Gerald still only makes sounds (and, unlike the UPA specials, is actually praised for it), but he now has two speaking friends, Janine and Jacob, as well as a dog named Burp, who only burps (accompanied by someone, usually Gerald's mother, saying "excuse me" afterwards). Gerald's parents (names unknown) also fill out the regular cast. The television series was produced in Canada by Cookie Jar Entertainment, and directed by Robin Budd and story edited/written by John Derevlany. The animation was done by Mercury Filmworks in Ottawa and Vancouver. The music and score for the series was composed by Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak.

Cast

  • Glenn Barna as Gerald
  • Linda Ballantyne as Gerald's Mother
  • Patrick McKenna as Gerald's Father
  • Samantha Weinstein as Janine
  • Joanne Vannicola as Jacob
  • Deann DeGruijter as Narrator

Episodes and segments

52 segments in 26 episodes were produced:

  1. "Cuckoos & Pirates"
    "Parades, Honking & Mumbling Mummies"
  2. "Monkeys, Wrestling & The World's Greatest Super Spy"
    "The Dentist, The Sheep & The Two Anniversary Gifts"
  3. "Ghosts, Owls & An Evil Witch"
    "Art, Glass & The Deep Dark Jungle"
  4. "Carnivals, Phones & Sneezing Dragons"
    "Cars, Bees & Magic Puppies"
  5. "Good Deeds, Librarians & Aliens"
    "Tornado, Chicken & Circus"
  6. "Burp, Cry Baby Blues & The Return of Scritchy McBeard"
    "Videos, Cats & Superheroes"
  7. "Dog Tricks, Spare Change & The Lost Snowmen"
    "Mini-Golf, Checkers & Bad Manners"
  8. "Swings, Cans & The Flying Ace"
    "Photos, Radios & Knights"
  9. "Hot Rod, Elevators & Genie Meanie"
    "Cheese, Birds & Cave Kids"
  10. "Escapes, Hide-N-Seek & The Beanstalk"
    "Haircuts, Opera & The Albino Alligator"
  11. "Camping, Watchdogs & Janinerella"
    "Hardware, Hair & Hairy Weather"
  12. "Thin Ice, Squeaky Shoes & Leprechauns"
    "Museum, Coyotes & A Race Around the World"
  13. "Hopscotch, Hugs & Hunchbacks"
    "Lost Dogs, Horses & Monsters"
  14. "Sleepover, Chalkboard & Trojan Cow"
    "Popcorn, Shadows & 20,000 Boings Under the Sea"
  15. "Burping Hero, Dog Whistle & The Incredible Shrinking Gerald"
    "Play, Cleaning & The Royal Crown Quest"
  16. "Telescopes, Hiccups & The Boing Boing Express"
    "Book Clubs, Broccoli & The Mighty Ding Dong"
  17. "Loud, Drive-thru & Ben Hur"
    "Stings, Beeps & Pings"
  18. "Monsters, Snowblowers & The Planet Bedtime"
    "Fairs, Mimes & Dragons"
  19. "Doctor, Pigeons & Gerald McShakespeare"
    "Baby Sister, Chalk & King Gerald"
  20. "Ice, Fog & Wolves"
    "Auctions, Soda Pop & The Surfing Thief"
  21. "Karate, Slurps & Wrinklystiltskin"
    "Tap-Dancing, Convertibles & The Three Musketeers"
  22. "Magic, Showers & Mermaids"
    "Lunchboxes, Car Wash & Robot Jacob"
  23. "Planes, Parrots & Party Clothes"
    "Growls, Paper & Flying Horses"
  24. "Fish, Skis & Rocket Ships"
    "Name That Sound, Strongman & Rockstars"
  25. "Sports, Banks & Queen Long Big Nose the Third"
    "Pinball, Parks & Princesses"
  26. "Red Light, Rain & Sneezing Flowers"
    "Arcades, Scanners & News"
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