310. The Tell-Tale Heart – Ted Parmelee

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SUMMARY: An animated version of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of terror.

WHY IT’S HERE: An adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story, UPA’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ was the first X-rated cartoon. It captures the subtly horrific atmosphere of Poe’s narrative with a characteristically dramatic narration from James Mason but it is the innovative, minimal animation that really makes ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ an unforgettable classic.

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