The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo

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The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 19, 1964
Finale April 24, 1965
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company United Productions of America
Seasons 1
Episodes 26
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo is an animated comedy that aired on NBC.

The television series was based on the original cartoon of the same name, with Jim Backus reprising the voice over of the role he did on TV: while doing this show, he continued with the prime time show Gilligan's Island.

Unlike the theatrical cartoons, which focused on the extremely nearsighted Quincy Magoo's bumbling, the show featured the Magoo character as an actor in adaptations of such literary classics as Don Quixote and Gunga Din. Each of these roles was played seriously, with few if any references to Magoo's nearsightedness; however, introductory segments in each program featured Magoo backstage stumbling into scenery and talking to props, thus connecting the older cartoons to this series. Some stories were contained in a single half-hour episode, but others ran to two and even four episodes. As UPA did not have its own studio facility the production was farmed out to the Grantray-Lawrence and Format Films studios.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Jim Backus Mr. Magoo 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 19, 1964 April 24, 1965 26


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Mr. Magoo in Sherwood Forest May 11, 2010 1


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