‘Mr. Magoo–The Television Collection’ DVD Review

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on January 9, 2012

Mr. Magoo—The Television Collection (1960-1977)
DVD ($79.97)

Bumbling and seriously nearsighted, the TV character Mr. Magoo nonetheless found his way into millions of hearts as the star of his own cartoon series, a pair of Academy Award-winning theatrical shorts and two prime-time specials. This 11-DVD collection rounds up 52 episodes from two different '60s television incarnations, 16 more from its 1977 spinoff, and a 1970 TV movie, all memorably voiced by Jim Backus, who's go on to even greater pop-cultural enshrinement as Thurston Howell III on "Gilligan's Island." Bonus features include commentary from animation historians, plus a retrospective featurette titled after the line of exasperation that would invariably punctuate the messy aftermath of every Magoo misadventure: "Oh, Magoo, you've done it again!"

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