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When Magoo Flew (1954)

Mr. Magoo sets off to go to the movies but goes to an airport by mistake and gets on a plane thinking it to be a theater. Little does Magoo know the man he is sitting next to is actually a ... See full summary »

Director:

Pete Burness

Writers:

Barbara Avedon (story) (as Barbara Hammer), Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Backus ... Mr. Magoo (voice)
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Storyline

Mr. Magoo sets off to go to the movies but goes to an airport by mistake and gets on a plane thinking it to be a theater. Little does Magoo know the man he is sitting next to is actually a thief and when a detective appears on the plane to track the thief down, Magoo thinks it's all part of the movie. After doing some wing walking, Magoo reenters the plane and exposes the thief to the detective. When the plane lands, Magoo remarks that they should have shown a cartoon particularly one with that "delightful near sighted fellow". Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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The funniest cartoon character of them all, Mr. Magoo, flying high in When Magoo Flew.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Коли Магу полетiв See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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More crap from Columbia Pictures that somehow garnered the Oscar
2 September 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This rant isn't new for me, but as this film earned the Oscar for Best Animated Short, I feel it wouldn't hurt to do it once again. In the 40s and much of the 50s, Hollywood was producing some of the greatest animated shorts in history. Amazing characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, Droopy and the like were coming into their own and the quality of the toons were amazing...simply amazing. However, starting in the very early 50s, some cynical cheapskates decided that cartoons were mostly watched by children and that children were stupid, so they wouldn't notice or care when cheap animation was substituted. Low frame-rates, lousy backgrounds and poor animation quality was in and one of the worst perpetrators of this catastrophe (Columbia Pictures) was actually rewarded for making wretched and cheap cartoons. Believe it or not, cartoons like Gerald McBoing-Boing and Mr. Magoo were getting Oscars while great products like those of respected studios were being overlooked. Had crack been popular then, I might be able to explain the Academy's decisions--but I can't.

This is one of many Mr. Magoo cartoons. And while some hate them for their political correctness, I cringed at WHEN MAGOO FLEW's horrid animation--third-rate throughout and an offense against humanity. The story was dumb but the animation made my skin crawl. And to think it got an Oscar!!!!


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