Mr. Magoo's dog is threatened by the dog catcher (who Magoo takes for a policeman). He's given until noon to license it. As he's preparing to leave, a circus goes by; he hitches a ride in a... See full summary »

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Mr. Magoo's dog is threatened by the dog catcher (who Magoo takes for a policeman). He's given until noon to license it. As he's preparing to leave, a circus goes by; he hitches a ride in a clown car (thinking it's a taxi) and, after a digress through the big top and into the gorilla cage (mayor's office), he ends up in the panther cage. He thinks the panther is his dog, and that he's been captured by the dog catcher, so he slips on the collar and takes it home. When Magoo gets home, the dogcatcher is waiting for him, but at the sight of the panther, he gives Magoo the license and traps the panther under a washtub. As the circus people cart it away, Magoo slips the license onto his tigerskin rug's head. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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29 May 1952 (USA)  »

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Interesting Magoo short with an amusing ending

This is an early Mister Magoo short from UPA. There will be spoilers ahead:

This is the typical UPA Mister Magoo with more than its share of really funny gags. Magoo is a one note series, with everything working off of Magoo's nearsightedness, which usually means the jokes are predictable.

Thus the difference between Magoos is in the inventiveness of the plot. The plot here is rather good, with Magoo trying to get a license for his dog after the dogcatcher threatens to take his dog in at noon.

Magoo winds up at a circus, mistakes the gorilla's cage for the mayor's office and then mistakes a rather large panther for his dog. Imagine Magoo walking a panther on a leash! The dogcatcher is lying in wait for Magoo and his dog when he hears Magoo coming up and talking to his "dog". He nets the panther, sees what he trapped and loses it, giving Magoo a dog license for free. The circus trainers come for the panther as Magoo returns home triumphant holding the license. The end is priceless.

This short is part of a DVD set featuring all the Magoo theatricals and a Magoo feature film, released by Shout! Factory. The collection is excellent and so is this short. Most recommended.


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