March 04, 2010

Mr Magoo 1001 Arabian Nights

A while back I was lucky enough to find these lobby cards for UPA's first animated feature from 1959, 1001 Arabian Nights starring Mr Magoo. Unfortunately Ive never had the chance to see the whole film but you can view the trailer below

Sadly, the film doesnt seem to have been very well received, which is a real shame because I love the background drawings, and the super technicolor (see John Hinde). The drawings are by Jules Engel, whos pictured below.

If you like the whole fifties cartoon scene, theres a fantastic book by Amid Amidi called Cartoon Modern, which really is superb. If you cant wait to see the book, you can hop along over to his very informative blog , where the picture above is taken from.

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