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21st Dec '13 12:06:55 PM JIKTV
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[[caption-width-right:312:"I'm absolutely certain you're going to need a strait-jacket."]]

-->"The unicorn is a mythical beast."

'''"The Unicorn In The Garden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons [=UPA=]]] and released through Creator/ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.

This short occupies the 48th place on the list of The50GreatestCartoons.

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!! Tropes:

* AnimatedAdaptation: Inverted. There is a live-action rendition of this short, which cleverly chooses not to show the unicorn itself. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPOCJRlkUc here]].
* AsideGlance
* CassandraTruth: The husband telling his wife about the unicorn, and later what the wife tells the psychiatrist and the police.
* CatchPhrase: The unicorn is a mythical beast.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Some younger viewers may not realize that "booby" here has nothing to do with breasts, but refers to the mentally ill: the "booby-hatch" is an insane asylum.
* HenpeckedHusband
* LimitedAnimation: The 'toon is ''extremely'' sylized, as was typical of all UPA animation. In this particular case, this may be because the style is that of the original story's author.
* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Music/FelixMendelssohn's "Wedding March" plays [[spoiler:-- as the wife is being carried off to the asylum, no less!]]
* SpoofAesop: [[spoiler: Don't count your boobies until they are hatched.]]
* {{Unicorn}}: Which is, of course, a mythical beast.

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[[quoteright:312:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/UnicornInTheGarden_5176.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:312:"I'm absolutely certain you're going to need a strait-jacket."]]

-->"The unicorn is a mythical beast."

'''"The Unicorn In The Garden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons [=UPA=]]] and released through Creator/ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.

This short occupies the 48th place on the list of The50GreatestCartoons.

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!! Tropes:

* AnimatedAdaptation: Inverted. There is a live-action rendition of this short, which cleverly chooses not to show the unicorn itself. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPOCJRlkUc here]].
* AsideGlance
* CassandraTruth: The husband telling his wife about the unicorn, and later what the wife tells the psychiatrist and the police.
* CatchPhrase: The unicorn is a mythical beast.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Some younger viewers may not realize that "booby" here has nothing to do with breasts, but refers to the mentally ill: the "booby-hatch" is an insane asylum.
* HenpeckedHusband
* LimitedAnimation: The 'toon is ''extremely'' sylized, as was typical of all UPA animation. In this particular case, this may be because the style is that of the original story's author.
* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Music/FelixMendelssohn's "Wedding March" plays [[spoiler:-- as the wife is being carried off to the asylum, no less!]]
* SpoofAesop: [[spoiler: Don't count your boobies until they are hatched.]]
* {{Unicorn}}: Which is, of course, a mythical beast.
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21st Dec '13 11:58:11 AM JIKTV
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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: FelixMendelssohn's Wedding March plays [[spoiler:-- as the wife is being carried off to the asylum, no less!]]

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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: FelixMendelssohn's Wedding March Music/FelixMendelssohn's "Wedding March" plays [[spoiler:-- as the wife is being carried off to the asylum, no less!]]
21st Dec '13 11:56:40 AM JIKTV
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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by {{UPA}}, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.

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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' '''"The Unicorn In The Garden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by {{UPA}}, [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons [=UPA=]]] and released through ColumbiaPictures.Creator/ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.



* {{Unicorn}}: Which is, of course, a mythical beast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: UPA planned to adapt more of Thurber's stories, including a feature film of ''The White Deer''. Sadly, it was not to be.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Which is, of course, a mythical beast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: UPA planned to adapt more of Thurber's stories, including a feature film of ''The White Deer''. Sadly, it was not to be.
beast.
10th May '13 3:26:14 PM Geoduck
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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by {{UPA}}, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''The New Yorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.

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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by {{UPA}}, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''The New Yorker'' ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.
1st May '13 7:57:25 AM Nire
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* AnimatedAdaptation: Inverted, there is a live-action rendition of this short, which cleverly chooses not to show the unicorn itself. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPOCJRlkUc here]].

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Inverted, there Inverted. There is a live-action rendition of this short, which cleverly chooses not to show the unicorn itself. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPOCJRlkUc here]].
1st May '13 7:56:11 AM Nire
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* AnimatedAdaptation: Inverted, there is a live-action rendition of this short, which cleverly chooses not to show the unicorn itself. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPOCJRlkUc here]].
1st May '13 7:53:32 AM Nire
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* CassandraTruth: What the wife tells the psychiatrist and the police.

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* CassandraTruth: What The husband telling his wife about the unicorn, and later what the wife tells the psychiatrist and the police.
15th Jul '12 7:35:13 PM PaulA
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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by {{UPA}}, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''The New Yorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.

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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by {{UPA}}, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on JamesThurber's Creator/JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''The New Yorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.
13th Apr '12 6:37:56 PM TonyG
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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by UPA, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''The New Yorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.

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'''"TheUnicornInTheGarden"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] animated short directed by William T. Hurtz, produced by UPA, {{UPA}}, and released through ColumbiaPictures. The short is based directly on JamesThurber's short story of the same name, originally published in ''The New Yorker'' magazine on October 21, 1939, and later collected in ''Fables For Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated'' (1940). The short closely imitates the style of the author's own illustrations and cartoons. Like many of Thurber's fictions, "The Unicorn in the Garden" deals with the fundamental conflict between men and women, and the romantic ''vs''. practical mindset represented by each, respectively.



* {{Unicorn}}: Which is, of course, a mythical beast.

to:

* {{Unicorn}}: Which is, of course, a mythical beast.beast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: UPA planned to adapt more of Thurber's stories, including a feature film of ''The White Deer''. Sadly, it was not to be.
20th Jul '11 12:17:55 AM PaulA
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