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Meet the Scholar: Author Adam Abraham


Author Adam Abraham presents his book When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA.

 In When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA, author Adam Abraham provides the first book-length history of United Productions of America, the 1950s cartoon studio that brought to animated life not only the myopic Mr. Magoo, but also Gerald McBoing Boing and a number of other graphically bold characters. With the artistic guidance of directors like John Hubley and Robert Cannon, UPA forged its own animation identity, setting its output apart from the styles trademarked at Walt Disney Studio and Warner Bros. LPA’s Meet the Scholar series is pleased to welcome Abraham, who will talk about UPA Studio and When Magoo Flew, show some clips from the cartoons, and take questions from the audience.

MEET THE SCHOLAR series curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.

The LPA Cinema Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.