Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film produced by United Productions of America (UPA) and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on January 25, 1951. It was adapted by Phil Eastman and Bill Scott from a story by Dr. Seuss, directed by Robert Cannon, and produced by John Hubley. The winner of the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, Gerald McBoing-Boing is the story of a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words.
In 1994, it was voted #9 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field. In 1995, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. —Wikipedia
I had the rare opportunity to see this on the big screen about three years ago as part of a night of UPA shorts with creators and animators in person. I've seen this on DVD since, but nothing can compare to the effect of the simple lines and fifties modern art influence than when I saw it on the tremendous screen at the Egyptian Theater.