Van Citters launches Magoo’s Christmas Carol blog

To support the second printing of his self-published book on the making of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Darrell Van Citters has begun a blog. It will be updated at least weekly, probably more, and will include info that wouldn’t fit in the book, trivia, info on ancillary Magoo material (like the upcoming Blu-Ray DVD) and more in-depth profiles of UPA crew members. You can also pre-order the second edition of the book through the blog or the website. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend this superb volume.

First up at the blog, Darrell discusses the career of Phil Norman, the unsung title card artist and lettering genius of UPA in the early 1960s. (That’s one of his creepiest, above) Bookmark this and visit it regularly.


  • Steve Menke

    Congratulations to Darrell on the second printing! It’s an excellent read and tribute to UPA’s creative minds, especially if you also came of age when “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” were all still freshly minted.

  • http://mayberabies.blogspot.com Raven M. Molisee

    Wow, I *just* showed this special to my husband for the first time last night. What timing!

    Looking forward to following the blog. Thanks for the tip.