The nearsighted cartoon character, Mr. Magoo, is always getting into funny situations because he refuses to believe his vision is impaired. But the wealthy retiree possesses an uncommon amount of luck which leaves him no worse off than before. The cartoon character was first developed in 1949 and voiced by Jim Backus, aka Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island.
Magoo has won 2 Oscars for Best Short Subject for When Magoo Flew (1955) and Magoo’s Puddle Jumper (1956). In Magoo Flew, he mistakes an airport for a movie theater. In Puddle Jumper, Mr. Magoo drives an electric car into the ocean.
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