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Trivia: Mr. Magoo
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Jim Backus, Thurston Howell III of Gilligan's Island, was Magoo's voice for many, many years.
    • Nephew Waldo was voiced at one time or another by both Daws Butler and Casey Kasem.
    • Butler also voiced Presley, the con man.
    • Tycoon Magoo and his manservant, Worcestershire, on The Mr. Magoo Show were both voiced by Mel Blanc.
    • Momma Magoo, voiced by June Foray.
      • In her first appearance in the theatrical short "Meet Mother Magoo", she was voiced by Pat Caroll, better known today as the voice of Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
    • On 1001 Arabian Nights, Aladdin is Dobie Gillis, the Wizier is Snidely Whiplash, the Sultan is Fred Flintstone, and Daws Butler (again) is Omar the rug maker.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The original plan for a Magoo feature film was to have him play Don Quixote. They even had Brave New World author Aldous Huxley do a script treatment. However, when they went to the bank to secure financing, no one there knew who Don Quixote was, so they went with a more proven property. Magoo eventually did appear in an adaptation of Don Quixote as an episode of The Famous Adventures of Mister Magoo.
    • Pete Burness, who directed most of the Magoo shorts, was the original director for 1001 Arabian Nights, but became dissatisfied with how the movie was turning out and left the studio. He was replaced by former Disney director Jack Kinney, who directed most of the Goofy shorts.

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