Animation &Animation Artifacts &commercial animation &Layout & Design &Models &UPA 18 Jul 2012 07:05 am

More UPA Spots

- Out of the Vincent Cafarelli collection, we’ve found another burst of UPA drawings. We know they’re UPA because there are models and animation drawings from a Mr. magoo short: “People to People.” The accompanying drawings from commercial spots and segments of the Gerald McBoing Boing Show all come on the same paper stock. The peg system is Acme not Signal Corps (which leads me to believe that some of those I called UPA in a past post are really from the Gifford Studio.)

This model and the other Magoo pieces here are from
the short “People to People” which features a gorilla.

Per Mark Mayerson, in the comments section, the film was retitled
Terror Faces Magoo and was directed by Chris Ishii and Jack Goodford.

See the film here.


This model comes with the names “Lu” and “Vinny” indicated.
Obviously Vinny Cafarelli was Lu Guarnier’s assistant.


The following three drawings are key animation poses of the Gorilla.

An ad for Gold Bond powder







This is obviously a drawing of the Tworlinger Twins, a
series done for the McBoing Boing show. The NY office
seems to have done a number of pieces for the show.

These guys look similar to the three who open
the McBoing Boing Show carrying their logo.

A vertical pan for a Savarin Coffee spot. A sign painter
pastes a placard of the product on a billboard.

Part of another vertical pan for the Savarin spot.







4 Responses to “More UPA Spots”

  1. on 18 Jul 2012 at 7:29 am 1.Mark Mayerson said …

    Based on a still in Leonard Maltin’s Of Mice and Magic, I think that People to People had a title change to Terror Faces Magoo. It was the last UPA theatrical and was directed by Chris Ishii.

  2. on 18 Jul 2012 at 6:03 pm 2.Amid said …

    Aahh!….where was all this when I was doing “Cartoon Modern”?

  3. on 20 Jul 2012 at 10:07 am 3.Michael said …

    Hi Amid,

    Vincdent Cafarelli was Lu Guarnier’s assistant for the entire existence of UPA-NY. Tissa David was Grim Natwick’s permanent assistant. Both saved a lot of paper art from the studio. I seem to remember suggesting that you contact Tissa about the book, before it was published, but you were well on the way to completion by that point. So it never happened.

    C’est la guerre.

  4. on 20 Jul 2012 at 7:50 pm 4.Amid said …

    I actually visited with Vinnie when I was in NY working on the book. Of course, I don’t expect anybody would go digging through decades of boxes to find a few drawings like this, but it’s nice to know that they exist at least. I hope he also saved stuff from Stars & Stripes. They made a lot of fun stuff in the 1960s.

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