FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2014
"Oh, Magoo, You've Done It Again!"
The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)
TO BE RELEASED AS A 4-DVD SET BY SHOUT! FACTORY
APRIL 22, 2014
Los Angeles, CA - Shout! Factory will release The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection (1949-1959) in a 4-DVD set on April 22, 2014. This special collector's edition brings together for the first time on DVD all 53 theatrical cartoons, including 12 cartoons in anamorphic widescreen for the first time, and the feature film 1001 Arabian Nights, all in one deluxe collection. Also included as a special feature is the vintage documentary A Princess For Magoo: The Making Of 1001 Arabian Nights, an interview with film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, a documentary on UPA & Mr. Magoo, and 14 commentaries. All shorts have been newly remastered in their original theatrical aspect ratios.
Mr. Magoo has bumbled his way to good fortune for more than six decades. His endearing misadventures in everyday life and his stubborn self-confidence have entertained generations.
Voiced by the multitalented comedic actor Jim Backus (Gilligan Island), Quincy Magoo or simply Mr. Magoo, is a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of sticky situations as a result of his nearsightedness and his stubborn refusal to admit the problem.
Mr. Magoo was an instant hit and went on to become a classic animated character starring in two Academy Award(R)-winning theatrical shorts, three television series and two television specials.
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD and Blu-Ray(TM) offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout's audio division boasts GRAMMY(R)-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
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These Mr. Magoo theatrical cartoons are under license from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)
|DISC ONE:||DISC TWO:||DISC THREE:|
|RAGTIME BEAR||MAGOO'S CHECK-UP||MATADOR MAGOO|
|SPELLBOUND HOUND||WHEN MAGOO FLEW||MAGOO BREAKS PAR|
|TROUBLE INDEMNITY||MAGOO MAKES NEWS||MAGOO'S GLORIOUS FOURTH|
|BUNGLED BUNGALOW||MAGOO'S EXPRESS||MAGOO'S MASQUERADE|
|BAREFACED FLATFOOT||MADCAP MAGOO||MAGOO SAVES THE BANK|
|FUDDY-DUDDY-BUDDY||STAGE DOOR MAGOO||MAGOO'S YOUNG MANHOOD|
|THE GRIZZLY GOLFER||MAGOO'S CANINE MUTINY||SCOUTMASTER MAGOO|
|SLOPPY JALOPY||MAGOO GOES WEST||EXPLOSIVE MR. MAGOO|
|THE DOG SNATCHER||CALLING DOCTOR MAGOO||MAGOO'S 3-POINT LANDING|
|PINK AND BLUE BLUES||MAGOO BEATS THE HEAT||MAGOO'S CRUISE|
|HOTSY FOOTSY||MAGOO'S PUDDLE JUMPER||LOVE COMES TO MAGOO|
|CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS||TRAILBLAZER MAGOO||GUMSHOE MAGOO|
|SAFTEY SPIN||MAGOO'S PROBLEM CHILD||BWANA MAGOO|
|MAGOO'S MASTERPIECE||MEET MOTHER MAGOO||MAGOO'S HOMECOMING|
|MAGOO SLEPT HERE||ROCKHOUND MAGOO||MERRY MINSTREL MAGOO|
|MAGOO GOES SKIING||MAGOO'S MOOSE HUNT||MAGOO'S LODGE BROTHER|
|DESTINATION MAGOO||MAGOO'S PRIVATE WAR||TERROR FACES MAGOO|
|MAGOO GOES OVERBOARD|
|DISC FOUR:||1001 Arabian Nights (Feature Film)|
* An interview with Leonard Maltin
* A documentary on UPA & Mr. Magoo featuring the people listed above that did commentaries.
* Vintage Documentary: A PRINCESS FOR MAGOO - the making of 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS
* WHEN MAGOO FLEW - Commentary by UPA animator Bob Longo PhD
* MAGOO'S PRIVATE WAR - Commentary by Michael Schesinger
* MEET MOTHER MAGOO - Commentary by animator historian Mark Evanier
* MAGOO SAVES THE BANK - Commentary by UPA historian Adam Abraham
* GRIZZLY GOLFER - Commentary by UPA historian Adam Abraham
* RAGTIME BEAR - Commenatry by Academy Award winning animator, scholar and Magoo historian John Canemaker
* HOTSEY FOOTSY - Commentary by Academy Award winning animator, scholar and Magoo historian John Canemaker
* PUDDLE JUMPER - Commentary by animation historian Jerry Beck
* TERROR FACES MAGOO - Commentary by animation historian Jerry Beck
* PINK AND BLUE BLUES - Commentary by animation scholar and historian John Culhane
* FUDDY DUDDY BUDDY - Commentary by Emily Hubley, daughter of John Hubley
* SPELLBOUND HOUND - Commentary by Emily Hubley, daughter of John Hubley
* BAREFACED FLATFOOT - Commentary by Tee Bosustow, son of UPA founder Steve Bosustow
* MAGOO EXPRESS - Commentary by Tee Bosustow, son of UPA founder Steve Bosustow
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