MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,484 this week

When Magoo Flew (1954)

 -  Animation | Family | Comedy  -  1954 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 160 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Mr. Magoo sets off to go to the movies but goes to an airport by mistake and gets on a plane thinking it to be a theater. Little does Magoo know the man he is sitting next to is actually a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Mr. Magoo Co-Creator Dies
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1180 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1159 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 3139 titles
created 24 Mar 2013
 
a list of 655 titles
created 27 Apr 2013
 
a list of 828 titles
created 28 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "When Magoo Flew" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When Magoo Flew (1954)

When Magoo Flew (1954) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of When Magoo Flew.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Animation | Musical | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he'll have to learn to bend before she'll notice him.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Stars: Robert Morley
Family | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare, and Nibbles is always hungry. They start by raiding Tom's milk ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Tweetie Pie (1947)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Every Child (1979)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Fedorenko
Stars: Bernard Carez, Sophie Cowling, Raymond Pollender
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 18th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in a castle, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse companion, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Francoise Brun-Cottan
Quiet Please! (1945)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna
Animation | War | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Mouse Trouble (1944)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mr. Magoo and his nephew Waldo are vacationing at a ski lodge in the Swiss Alps. Magoo is intent on braving the slopes while Waldo tries to flirt with a pretty girl he meets up with. ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Burness
Stars: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner
Comedy | Family | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Part cartoon and part documentary, this film offers a humorous look at birds and the ways people perceive them.

Director: Ward Kimball
Stars: Ruth Buzzi, Richard Bakalyan, John Emerson
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Pete Burness
Stars: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Mr. Magoo sets off to go to the movies but goes to an airport by mistake and gets on a plane thinking it to be a theater. Little does Magoo know the man he is sitting next to is actually a thief and when a detective appears on the plane to track the thief down, Magoo thinks it's all part of the movie. After doing some wing walking, Magoo reenters the plane and exposes the thief to the detective. When the plane lands, Magoo remarks that they should have shown a cartoon particularly one with that "delightful near sighted fellow". Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The funniest cartoon character of them all, Mr. Magoo, flying high in When Magoo Flew.


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1954 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
More crap from Columbia Pictures that somehow garnered the Oscar
2 September 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This rant isn't new for me, but as this film earned the Oscar for Best Animated Short, I feel it wouldn't hurt to do it once again. In the 40s and much of the 50s, Hollywood was producing some of the greatest animated shorts in history. Amazing characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, Droopy and the like were coming into their own and the quality of the toons were amazing...simply amazing. However, starting in the very early 50s, some cynical cheapskates decided that cartoons were mostly watched by children and that children were stupid, so they wouldn't notice or care when cheap animation was substituted. Low frame-rates, lousy backgrounds and poor animation quality was in and one of the worst perpetrators of this catastrophe (Columbia Pictures) was actually rewarded for making wretched and cheap cartoons. Believe it or not, cartoons like Gerald McBoing-Boing and Mr. Magoo were getting Oscars while great products like those of respected studios were being overlooked. Had crack been popular then, I might be able to explain the Academy's decisions--but I can't.

This is one of many Mr. Magoo cartoons. And while some hate them for their political correctness, I cringed at WHEN MAGOO FLEW's horrid animation--third-rate throughout and an offense against humanity. The story was dumb but the animation made my skin crawl. And to think it got an Oscar!!!!


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can I see this? switzr1
Discuss When Magoo Flew (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page