A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ...
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This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »
A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair that gets caught in the projector gate!Written by
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Magical Maestro (1952) and Doggone Tired (1949) have same short musical connection. In Doggone Tired the music is heard as the dog, Speedy points out a rabbit hole, with a dance. In Magical Maestro, the musical rhythm is heard when the magical maestro does a quick dance, before asking the tenor, Now, do I get the job? See more »
TV prints often cut out the scenes where a man in the audience squirts a barrel of black ink at the opera singer, turning him into a black-face minstrel and where the magician turns the tenor into a Chinese man, a la Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado". See more »
Tex Avery did for writing cartoons what Mel Blanc did for voicing them. Magical Maestro is yet another of his brilliant concepts. As in almost all of his cartoons, the jokes are non-stop and damn funny, the re-occuring theme of one person making anothers miserable is in full bloom here. Lets hope that an Avery collection is released soon on DVD.
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