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Magoo Beats the Heat (1956)

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Mr. Magoo, intent on going to the beach, winds up in the desert instead. Thinking himself to be at the beach, he tries fishing (he hooks a turtle which he mistakes for a crab) and swimming.... See full summary »

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Mr. Magoo, intent on going to the beach, winds up in the desert instead. Thinking himself to be at the beach, he tries fishing (he hooks a turtle which he mistakes for a crab) and swimming. Meanwhile, a desert wanderer and his horse are lost beyond hope when suddenly they lay eyes on Magoo's set up. Thinking the whole thing to be a mirage, they decide to make the best of it by devouring Magoo's picnic lunch and refreshments despite Magoo's protests. After the hearty meal, the man wants to thank Magoo before he "fades away" by giving him the only gold nugget he found while trekking the desert. Magoo thinks the gold is a sea-shell and plans to give it to Waldo to add to his collection! Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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Entertaining if predictable short from UPA

This is a Mister Magoo short from UPA Studios. There will be spoilers ahead:

Once again, Magoo mistakes one situation for another. He believes he's on the beach, but he's in the desert in the middle of nowhere. Magoo has a picnic lunch which is basically consumed by unexpected guests-a prospector and his mule, lost and wandering the desert.

The prospector believes Magoo to be nothing more than a rather noisy mirage, though the "mirage's" lunch is most definitely real and apparently delicious, as it's eaten quickly.

The prospector, still thinking Magoo to be a mirage, decides he needs to give Magoo a gold nugget as thanks for a square meal. Magoo, in turn, doesn't believe the nugget is real and decides it would be a nice souvenir to give Waldo.

Shout! Factory has now released a box set containing all the UPA Magoo theatricals and a Magoo feature film. The set itself is excellent and this short is very good.


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