animated cartoon When Magoo Flew © UPA
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When Magoo Flew

Mr. Magoo goes off to watch a film, but mistakes the airport for the cinema, buying a "ticket" from a weight machine. Boarding a plane he assumes that he's in the auditorium about to watch a 3D film entitled "Fasten Seat Belts". He overhears a conversation between the airhostess and a cop who is looking for a thief onboard the plane, but thinks it is dialogue for the film. When he notices that the passenger who was next to him - the actual thief - has left without his briefcase, Magoo goes off to return it to him, inadvertently ending up outside the plane.

Created by: UPA
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Jim Backus ... Mr. Magoo
Directed by: Pete Burness
Executive Producers: Stephen Bosustow
Musical Score by: Hoyt S. Curtin
Writing Credits: Tedd Pierce and Barbara Avedon
Animated by: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry and Tom McDonald

animated cartoon When Magoo Flew © UPAWas the first Mr. Magoo cartoon to be made in the CinemaScope format.

Won the 1955 Oscar for best Short Subject (Animation), making it the second UPA short to win the award after Gerald McBoing Boing.

Mr. Magoo thinking that he's going to see a 3D movie parodies the short-sighted fad of 3D films in the early part of the 1950's.

Buy When Magoo Flew
Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)
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