Okay, for all of you uninitiated animation fans - forget everything you think you know about Mister Magoo. Forget the early sixties "Road hog!" cartoon show that rests nicely in the nostalgia aisle of your mind. Forget Magoo's racist sidekicks from that incarnation. Forget the awful What's New, Mr. Magoo that was (poorly) animated by Depatie-Freleng in the late seventies. Forget the live-action movie starring Leslie Nieslon (I'm sure you already had - until reminded you about it - sorry). The UPA Studio created the character who would become wildly popular. Can you imagine watching beautiful design like this on the big screen? Well, audiences did in the early fifties, right before enjoying the latest William Castle thriller from Columbia Pictures. The design... the Jim Backus voice... what's not to love?
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Well, I don't think it ever aired on a Saturday morning but ... when has a cartoon ever made you so uncomfortable? These aryan children just have the worst luck in the world! For some reason I get a similar feeling when I watch Captain Planet (which is of course never - but I believe I had to sit through its ending a couple times while waiting for the cartoon that was coming on after).