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Magoo Goes Skiing (1954)

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 »

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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. Unfortunately, Magoo takes the wrong turn while climbing the mountain pass and instead of going to the ski summits, he instead climbs to the top of the steep Matternot. A professor sees Magoo and, sensing danger, sends a St. Bernard up to rescue him. Magoo mistakes the St. Bernard for Waldo and takes the dog with him when he starts skiing eventually causing an avalanche. Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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11 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Average Magoo short with a few laughs

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

Mister Magoo is a one note character, which makes the gags very predictable. For the shorts to work, the story and the dialog need to be good. Though the premise here is decent, the short is average at best. The material just doesn't often rise above the innate limitations of the series.

The best gag here is Magoo's nephew Waldo's continuing attempts to catch the attention of a pretty skier, only to have her keep inadvertently knocking him down. Even that loses its shine after a while, though the ending is cute.

Shout! Factory has released a box set containing all the theatrical Magoo shorts and a Magoo feature film. The box set itself is excellent and well worth having. This short is worth watching once.


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