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Magical Maestro (1952)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Mysto the Magician / Poochini (voice) (uncredited)
The Mary Kaye Trio The Mary Kaye Trio ... Vocalists (uncredited)
Carlos Ramírez ... Opera Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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 Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mästersångaren See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Desert Mirage (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

A-Tisket A-Tasket
(uncredited)
Traditional children's song
Sung by Poochini
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Quintessential Avery
21 July 2001 | by wbhickokSee all my reviews

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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