Cartoon character Mr. Magoo marks 60 years of adventures today.
Mr. Magoo has starred in Academy Award-winning theatrical shorts, three hit television series, the first ever animated holiday TV special and a live action movie.
Here are more fun facts about Mr. Magoo:
- United Productions of America (UPA) first introduced Quincy Magoo in the 1949 animated short, “Ragtime Bear.”
- Mr. Magoo made his comic-book debut in 1952, and starred in a dozen issues from Dell Comics.
- Mr. Magoo’s voice was created by Jim Backus (“Gilligan’s Island”), who portrayed Magoo for more than 30 years.
- UPA produced 52 Mr. Magoo theatrical shorts. Four were nominated for Academy Awards, and two won: When Magoo Flew (1955) and Magoo’s Puddle Jumper (1956).
- Leslie Nielsen played Mr. Magoo in the 1997 live-action film.