The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Family
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 275 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 37 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 06 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2771 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1965   1964  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mouser Jaone Tom and housecat Mewsette are living in the French country side, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow
Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons
Rocky and His Friends (1959–1964)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An comedic anthology featuring primarily the adventures of a heroic flying squirrel and his dumb moose friend.

Stars: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton
The Bullwinkle Show (1961–1964)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.

Stars: Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees
Top Cat (1961–1962)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone.

Stars: Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang
Underdog (1964–1973)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.

Stars: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Norma MacMillan
Ragtime Bear (1949)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

At the Hodge Podge Lodge, a crotchety, near-sighted Mister Magoo takes a banjo-playing bear to be his nephew, Waldo.

Director: John Hubley
Stars: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner
Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Don Messick
Flipper (1964–1967)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.

Stars: Brian Kelly, Flipper, Luke Halpin
Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young
Tom & Jerry Kids Show (1990–1994)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An updated version of the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons from 1940s/ 1950s. The 'kids' in these cartoons are far less violent than their parents were, but still find ways to cause plenty of ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Adler, Pat Fraley, Teresa Ganzel
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Mr. Magoo / ... (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
Joan Gardner
(15 episodes, 1964-1965)
Edit

Storyline

Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the program won a prestigious George Foster Peabody award in 1965. Written by Bob Sorrentino

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Mr. Magoo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

No matter what the plot, era or circumstances of the episode were, the main villain of the piece was always depicted as a sharp-featured man with black hair and beard, as if he were a regular actor cast in the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Burn: Cycle (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Delightful Introduction To Some of the Classics
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1962 Jim Backus's famous cartoon character Mr. Quincy McGoo (graduate of Rutgers), was dusted off and made to appear in a television cartoon - a musical entitled "Mr. McGoo's "Christmas Carol"", in which he played Ebenezer Scrooge. It happened to be a very charming version of the Dickens' tale, and was well received. It is usually revived on one network or another in December.

Obviously this series from 1964 was to take advantage of the success of "The Christmas Carol". It was a weekly show with McGoo playing a wide variety of characters from fiction. For example, he played Ismael in a half hour version of "Moby Dick", Victor Frankenstein in a version of the Mary Shelley novel, Edmond Dantes in a version of "The Count Of Monte Cristo", D'Artagnan in a version of "The Three Musketeers", Don Quixote,and Dr. Watson in a Sherlock Holmes adventure. He was also Noah in a retelling of the great flood story from Genesis. The most ambitious retelling was Robin Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Instead of the half-hour format these shows were two episodes or so. In the Robin Hood episode he was not Robin but Friar Tuck, and in the Snow White he was all seven dwarfs (fully possible without trick photography of course - just "trick" cartoon drawing). There was also one episode where he played himself and a crook he was pretending to be, as he worked with Dick Tracy to smash a criminal conspiracy.

The series only lasted one season. It was well handled, and of course it did not get deeply involved in the various plot complexities of Melville, Dumas pere, Doyle, or Cervantes. But it held the attention of a young ten year old who watched it - and it did it's job: encouraged the ten year old to read more.

For Jim Backus it was the last real highpoint in his career as the nearsighted cartoon figure. At least here (except when he played himself and when he was Dr. Watson) he acted more straight - although he kept the voice properly. He would say many years later, on a program about the history of cartoons, that he never heard of any real person with a voice like McGoo's. But it was his first boost to stardom. His next was around the corner. Shortly he was cast as Thuston Howell III in "Gilligan's Island".


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Buy the Region 1 boxed set, not the UK 7 volumes The_Triple_Echo
Anyone know why dwgryph

Contribute to This Page