Dig this comics and video bundle — just in time for Christmas…
Everyone has their fave Christmas TV classic. Mine is A Charlie Brown Christmas but I also dug Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.
Well, if you’re a fan of the Jim Backus-led production, you’re in luck: Studio Chikara has a wonderful bundle of comics and video available for order.
Check out the press release:
BUNDLE of MISTER MAGOO’s CHRISTMAS CAROL COMIC BOOK, DVD & GRAPHIC NOVEL AVAILABLE NOW
TO CELEBRATE THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF MISTER MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, Studio Chikara offers remaining warehouse copies of the original, official comic-book adaptation of the classic, first-ever animated holiday special produced for television!
Originally aired on NBC-TV in 1962, this program remains a staple of all-time-favorite holiday specials. The first time Mr. Magoo has been published in comic books since 1965, this special bundle includes a DVD, a comic book and a graphic novel for the low price of $24.95 with FREE ECONOMY SHIPPING until 12/20/2022!
“Mr. Magoo is an icon in the world of animation,” says Studio Chikara founder and project editor/contributor, Robert V. Conte. “What an incredible opportunity to pay homage to this classic character and to one of America’s favorite holiday specials.”
Since 1949 Mr. Magoo has bumbled his way from comic good fortune time after time. Voiced by Jim Backus, the myopic Magoo was an instant animated hit and went on to become a classic character starring in Academy Award-winning theatrical shorts, three TV series, two holiday television specials and a live-action film.
Writers who contributed to the graphic novel and bonus comic book include Michael Eury, the late Chris Yambar, Robert V. Conte, and Stephen Stern. Artists include Bill Morrison, Patrick Owsley, Richard Maurizio, Delfin Barral, Thom Zahler, David Hillman, George Broderick, Jr., Kelly Jarvis, Chris Lopez, and J.R. Chilly!
MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL LIMITED EDITION STOCKING STUFFER BUNDLE includes three items:
▪ MISTER MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL 56-page Graphic Adaptation with THREE BONUS STORIES and more;
▪ MISTER MAGOO’s HOLIDAY SPECIAL 40-page comic book including one EXCLUSIVE story; and
▪ MISTER MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL DVD, First Edition with the classic animated special PLUS the cartoon, “GERALD McBOING BOING MEETS MR. MAGOO!”
MISTER MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL is the first-ever animated special produced exclusively for television. Originally aired on NBC-TV in December of 1962, this delightful program remains a staple of all-time-favorite holiday specials.
MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL is printed on glossy paper with a perfect-bound card-stock cover illustrated by Richard Maurizio and contains the following:
— Comic-book adaptation of MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL;
— “Behind-the-scenes” comic strip showing never-before-published backstage antics with Magoo and his supporting characters;
— “Makings of Mr. Magoo,” a complete history of Magoo including an interview with Bill Melendez, an animation artist that contributed to the original cartoons;
— Reprint of “Falling for the Falls,” a classic Mr. Magoo comic-book story from the 1950s and,
— The secret recipe to the classic favorite, Razzleberry Dressing!
MR. MAGOO’s HOLIDAY SPECIAL is a SPECIAL EDITION COMIC exclusively produced to be sold as part of North Carolina’s First Flight Celebration in 2003 including:
— An 8-page EXCLUSIVE STORY written by Michael Eury and drawn by Gary Fields in black-and-white as part of a “Color It Yourself Adventure”;
— All-new COVER BY Patrick Owsley; with a FLIP COVER by Bill Morrison, and
— An edited version of the official comics adaptation of MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL.
In 2001 Goodtimes Home Video was the first company ever to release MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL on DVD. When Classic Media took over licensing rights from UPA the following year, this edition and its original packaging was discontinued. This set includes the remaining copies in brand-new condition and shrink-wrapped with SPECIAL FEATURES including:
— Bonus cartoon MR. MAGOO MEETS GERALD McBOING BOING (An Oscar-award winning character created by Dr. Seuss!);
— Biographies of several voice actors including Mister Magoo himself, Jim Backus;
— A history of Mr. Magoo in film and television;
— Retrospective of composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill; and
— Original Magoo Poster Art!
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— The Everlasting Glow of SANTA COLORING BOOKS. Click here.
— MELANCHOLY MASTERPIECE: The Making of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Click here.