Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

A blog dedicated to the making of the first animated Christmas special, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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 This is my first attempt at a blog so please bear with me.  After managing the Comments section of the book’s website, it became apparent to me that I needed a better and more direct way to interface with fans of the special.  Between now and Christmas, I will attempt to share artwork and stories on the making of the special that didn’t fit in either edition of the book as well as more in-depth profiles of some of the crew members.  I also hope to post info on the upcoming remastered DVD release, soundtrack release and song folio release.  Contributions, suggestions and images are welcome.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the blog morphs into the second greatest Mag0o experience in a long time .....The first being your book ! The Magoo admirer

Dale said...

It was a joy reading "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" last year and I look forward to checking out this blog as the Christmas season approaches. I fondly remember watching the debut broadcast of this Christmas classic as a second grader. Sadly, as the years passed by it seemed to be forgotten and rarely could one find it on commercial television. Watching it through adult eyes I still find it most enchanting and the work most ingenious.

Dale

ChRiStOpHeR said...

Just signed up Darrell! Look forward to future posts! CONGRATS on 2nd printing-just preordered the b/r special edition at Amazon-can't wait!

Darrell said...

There should be several postings regarding the Blu-ray DVD as we get closer to its release.

Raven M. Molisee: said...

I have been on a real Mr. Magoo's Christmas Special kick this past month. This blog showed up just in time! I look very forward to following it. I actually didn't know about the book, so this is a great surprise. :)

Joe R. Frinzi said...

The blog is a great way to share info, etc. about the Magoo special and the various people who were a part of it. You're already off to a good start. I look forward to seeing more. Best of luck.

Dale said...

After watching Christmas Carol this evening, I noticed that the name Jim Backus does not appear anywhere in the credits to the best of my knowledge.

Darrell said...

It doesn't appear at the end but his credit is prominently featured in the opening titles.

Dale said...

Christmas Carol made affective use of animation and song, to convey emotion. In the first "I'm all Alone in the World" sequence,this ingenuity is demonstrated by the imaginative way the globe and the blown away, swirled away leaves were used to highlight young Ebenezer's loneliness. It was pure genius the way the lyrics and animation were merged together.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the moth flying out of Scrooge's money bag, near the end of the film? I bet Charles Dickens would appreciate such imagination.