Magoo’s Christmas Carol panel in NYC

The Paley Center for Media on 52nd Street will be hosting a screening and panel discussion celebrating The First Christmas Special: Revisiting Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm. Following a screening of the show, a panel including animator/author Darrell Van Citters; Judy Levitow, daughter of Magoo’s director Abe Levitow; and Marie Matthews, Voice of “Young Scrooge”, will examine the making of the program and its place in television history. Reserve tickets here.


  • Karl Wilcox

    I saw that show when it first aired. It is still my favorite version of Charles Dickens’ classic story.

  • http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/ Nina Paley

    The REAL Paley Center for Media is my apartment.

  • Mike Fontanelli

    What an awesome photo of Jim Backus!

  • uncle wayne

    I just viewed (for the 500th time) the film, “A-Lad in His Lamp” (the Bugs film with the Genie!) It, i think, even PRE-dates the first Magoo film…. (….by only months!!) His reputed “first film role!” It bears re-watching. What’s downright funny is STILL funny…..the “500th time!”

  • Pedro Nakama

    I wish I could see this. I’ll just have to get a copy of the DVD.

  • Gummo

    There are only 2 versions of the Dickens classic worth watching:

    One is the live-action version starring Alistair Sim.

    The other is Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.