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Magical Maestro (1952)

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

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Mysto the Magician (voice) (uncredited)
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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair that gets caught in the projector gate! Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Mästersångaren  »

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Trivia

Magical Maestro (1952) and Doggone Tired (1949) have same short musical connection. In Doggone Tired the music is heard as the dog, Speedy points out a rabbit hole, with a dance. In Magical Maestro, the musical rhythm is heard when the magical maestro does a quick dance, before asking the tenor, Now, do I get the job? See more »

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Featured in Return to Edge City (2005) See more »

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Oh, My Darling Clementine
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Traditional
Sung by Poochini
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Matchless Avery genius
7 April 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Although the premise of this cartoon is extremely simple - a luckless magician wreaks revenge on an obnoxious opera singer with an all-powerful wand - Avery's handling makes it soar. The jokes come thick and fast, the transformations never stop being funny and not a single frame is wasted. Sadly, this cartoon will probably not be shown uncut on television again, hilarious as the gag involving the Inkspots-style vocal turn undoubtedly is

  • it's politically incorrect! Luckily, MGM did issue this and several


other vintage Avery classics on video in the early 1990s, so my advice to you is seek 'em out and laugh your socks off.


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