James Thurber‘s drawings, once extremely popular, place him firmly in the tradition of Edward Lear’s apparently childish illustration, while his stories tend to be mildly satiric or parodistic.
One of the most famous of these, The Unicorn in the Garden, was adapted for one of UPA‘s most acclaimed cartoons. After watching the short, don’t miss Michael Sporn’s post, which also includes the text and illustration of the story, and the ensuing discussion.
Directed by Bill Hurtz
Story by James Thurber
Animation by Phil Monroe, Rudy Larriva, Tom McDonald
Design & Color by Robert Dranko
Music by David Raksin
Production Manager Herb Klynn
Produced by Stephen Bosustow