Tubby the Tuba
Victor Jory with music by George Kleinsinger
Total Time: 11:53
Tubby the Tuba is a 1975 animated feature film, based on the 1945 children’s story for concert orchestra and narrator of the same name by Paul Tripp and George Kleinsinger. It was released on April 1, 1975 by Avco Embassy Pictures.
The film was produced by the New York Institute of Technology, under the supervision of its founder, Alexander Schure, who was the project’s director.
Nearly three decades before the release of this full-length adaptation, stop-motion innovator George Pal made a 1947 Puppetoon which was also based on Tripp and Kleisinger’s work. The Paramount short was nominated for a Best Animated Short Oscar.
A young tuba named Tubby sets off on a quest to find a song of his own. He visits a circus and ventures into the forest while on the way to Singing City.