+16: The First Animated Christmas Special
When UPA mashed up Charles Dickens with its most famous character.
Welcome to the 16th bonus issue of the Animation Obsessive newsletter! It’s Thursday again, and that means another deep dive into animation.
Today, we’re looking at an unusual milestone in history — the first animated Christmas special for television. The American studio UPA blended its most famous character, Mr. Magoo, with a …