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[Mister] Mr. Magoo (cartoon, voiced by Jim Backus)

    (Syndicated, 1960 - 1961;
     NBC Saturday Mornings 1964 - 1965)

    [NBC title: "The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo";

     UPA films had produced a series of clever theatrical cartoons
     featuring a nearsighted old man that bumbled through his life
     narrowly avoiding disasters; The bumbling mumbling character 
     was created by veteran animator Jules Engel for UPA, and was
     voiced by Jim Backus, a TV character actor who had starred 
     in his own series and played roles on several others including 
    "Gilligan's Island."

     The writing and situations were clever and entertaining so for
     many, these cartoons preceding the main attraction were a 
     welcome diversion in movie theaters.

     The theatrical cartoons were such a hit that -- following the
     success of "Gerald McBoing Boing" on CBS -- UPA decided "Magoo"
     was next, and produced and syndicated a low-budget version; At
     first a network sponsorship deal with Kellogg's Cereals was 
     discussed but never finalized.

     When that fell through, UPA went ahead and sold it directly to 
     150 stations in 1960 on the strength of the name "Mr. Magoo";
     In addition to Backus, other character voices were supplied by 
     veteran voice men Daws Butler and Paul Frees; 
     
     Unfortunately this more hastily produced show did not have the
     good writing nor the imagination of the theatrical shorts 
     which had made "Magoo" famous, so this effort failed following
     a single season in syndication.

     Then, during the Christmas season of 1963, NBC aired a special
     program featuring the "Magoo" character in a cartoon version of
     the classic Dickens story "A Christmas Carol." Ratings were strong,
     so NBC ordered a year of episodes for the 1964 - 1965 season;
     Again the lead character voice was Jim Backus; other voices were
     supplied by Paul Frees and Marvin Miller (who had played the
     role of "Michael Anthony" on "The Millionaire") among others;

     Although the cartoon had its sophisticated followers, the antics
     of a nearsighted old man were above the heads of most of the NBC
     Saturday morning viewers -- who were children, so the series did
     not last past the one season;

     Over the years the original theatrical cartoons along with the
     others have also been seen on television although not too often.]


Theme 1: "Magoo TV Show. Pt. 1, 1960"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright; ASCAP title variations
     aka: "Mr. Magoo Cues";
     aka: "Comedy";
     aka: "Barbeche (Mr. Magoo)"]

     Composer: David L. Snell (British PRS/ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o U P A Productions of America (ASCAP)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA; and
                     UPArio Music (BMI)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA
                                          
     Copyright Date: Oct. 10, 1960; Eu 643 033.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  4, 1988; RE-366-803.

     Recordings: 


Open Theme 2: "Mr. Magoo (Main Title)"

    [aka: "Madcap Magoo Main Title";
     aka: "Mister Magoo";

     This was a Shorty Rogers THEME from the theatrical
     cartoon "Madcap Magoo", produced in 1955]

     Composer: Shorty Rogers (ASCAP)
              [professional name of Milton Michael Rogers]

     Orig. Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY
                                          
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


Close Theme 2: "Mr. Magoo (End Title)"

    [aka: "Madcap Magoo End Title";
     aka: "Mister Magoo";

     This was a Shorty Rogers THEME from the theatrical
     cartoon "Madcap Magoo", produced in 1955]

     Composer: Shorty Rogers (ASCAP)
              [professional name of Milton Michael Rogers]

     Orig. Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY
                     
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


Theme 3: "Mister Magoo Main and End Title Theme Music"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright; also filed as
     aka: "Magoo TV show. Pt. 6, 1960"; and
     aka: "Magoo TV show. Pt. 9, 1960"; and also filed in 1964 as
     aka: "Magoo Theme (Ser. 66) from 'The Famous Adventures of 
              Mr. Magoo'"; ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Mr. Magoo (Main and End Title)";
     aka: "Magoo Cartoon [Theme]"; BMI title variations...
     aka: "Magoo Main Title";
     aka: "Magoo End Credits";
     aka: "Magoo TV Series Thematic A and B"

     This is the most recognizable main THEME which included
     sound effects and traffic horns in its 1964 version...]

     Composers: Carl E. Brandt (ASCAP/BMI) and
                Glanville ("Glan") Heisch (not affiliated)

     1978 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o U P A Productions of America (ASCAP)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA; and
                     UPArio Music (BMI)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA
  
    [as "Mister Magoo Main and End Title Theme Music"]:                   
     Copyright Date: Oct. 10, 1960; Eu 643 034.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  4, 1988; RE-366-804.
 
    [as "Magoo TV show. Pt. 6, 1960"]:                   
     Copyright Date: Oct. 10, 1960; Eu 643 037.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  4, 1988; RE-366-807.
 
    [as "Magoo TV show. Pt. 9, 1960"]:                   
     Copyright Date: Dec. 12, 1960; Eu 650 662.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  4, 1988; RE-366-812.

    [as "Magoo Theme (Ser. 66) from 'The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo'"]:                   
     Copyright Date: Sep. 30, 1964; Eu 846 651.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 16, 1992; RE-571-812.   

     Recordings: 


Other Theme 4: "Magoo Opening"

    [this music was from the theatrical cartoons that sometimes made
     their way to television; Farnon also composed a suite that was
     recorded commercially on a 1956 LP album called "Magoo In Hi-Fi";
     Other selections included the "Mother Magoo Suite", and the 
    "Wormwood Scrubs March", dedicated to the fictional city in which
     Magoo lived]

     Composer: Dennis Farnon (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o U P A Productions of America (ASCAP)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA
                     
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

             LP: "Magoo In Hi-Fi" (1956)
                  RCA Victor LPM-1362

             CD: "The Mother Magoo Suite" (1996)
                  Metropole Orchestra [Dutch]


Sub-Theme 5: "The Nearsighted Mr. Magoo"

    [above is the title as seen on the original manuscript in the
     Jack Meakin collection provided by daughter Jill Mack Meakin
     and her Husband Wayne Mack; it was also known as...

     aka: "Honest Harold"; ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Magoo Theme - Soft";
     aka: "Magoo's Lodge Brother Cues"; BMI variations...
     aka: "Magoo's Lodge Brother Main Title";
     aka: "Magoo's Lodge Brother End Credits";

     This alternate Sub-THEME for Mr. Magoo was derived from the Main
     Title of a 1964 Magoo episode called "Mr. Magoo's Lodge Brother"
     which writer Jack Meakin re-cycled pretty much intact from his
     1950 theme for the short-lived Hal Peary radio show "Honest 
     Harold Hemp" (although U P A was apparently none the wiser);

     This THEME was probably not a TV series Main Title, but it was
     a frequently heard sub-theme]

     Composer: Jack Meakin (ASCAP/BMI)
              [professional name of John Brunker Meakin]

     1978 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: U P A Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o U P A Productions of America (ASCAP)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA; and
                     UPArio Music (BMI)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA

     Composition Date: 1950
                
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 6: "Mister Magoo (Main and End)"

     [aka: "Mr. Magoo (Main and End);
      aka: "Mr. Magoo (E T)"]

     Composer: Hoyt S. Curtin (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: Columbia Pict (now S. B.) (ASCAP)
                    [referring to Shapiro Bernstein & Co.]

     2002 Publisher: Columbia Pict (now S. B. - F. D.)
                        c/o Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
                        of New York, NY 
          
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

































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