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Magical Maestro (1952)

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Mysto the Magician / Poochini (voice) (uncredited)
The Mary Kaye Trio The Mary Kaye Trio ... Vocalists (uncredited)
Carlos Ramírez ... Opera Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair that gets caught in the projector gate! Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mästersångaren See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 'hair in the projector gate' gag was so realistic, many projectionists attempted to remove the hair themselves, not realizing it was part of the cartoon. See more »

Alternate Versions

TV prints often cut out the scenes where a man in the audience squirts a barrel of black ink at the opera singer, turning him into a black-face minstrel and where the magician turns the tenor into a Chinese man, a la Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado". See more »

Connections

Featured in Så er der tegnefilm: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
(uncredited)
Original music by Prince Leleiohoku (song "Kaua i ka Huahua'i (We Two in the Spray)") (1860)
Revised music by Johnny Noble (1929)
Sung by Poochini and rabbits
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outstanding
20 March 2002 | by kydarSee all my reviews

One of the best gags of the toon, IMHO, is the stray fleck on the film. We've all seen them in old films, but nobody would ever expect what happens with this one!


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