313. The Unicorn in the Garden – William T. Hurtz

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SUMMARY: A man tells his wife that he has seen a unicorn in their garden, leading his wife to attempt to have him committed.

WHY IT’S HERE: An adaptation of New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber’s modern fable, ‘The Unicorn in the Garden’ is one of UPA’s most famous shorts. Although the story itself is a tad dated in its husband vs. wife humour, the short itself is beautifully realised, with characters that are essentially James Thurber drawings brought to life. As usual with UPA, the use of colour, bold design and a witty script make the limited animation an asset rather than a hinderance.

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