Sunday, December 6, 2009
More Magoo, More Christmas Carol Delight
If you live near Santa Monica, you might want to hop on a one-horse sleigh (or at least hitch a ride on a surfboard) because the animated classic Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol will be screened on Saturday December 19, 2009—and that means you can experience in an even better way than those TV viewers who originally saw it in living color on NBC in 1962—with an audience and in high-definition. Several members of the cast and creative team will be on hand for a panel discussion on the creation of this landmark Christmas special, as will artist, director and animation historian Darrell Van Citters, the author of the brand-new and brilliant book, Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special, which I wrote about here. If you are anywhere in Southern California you will want to be part of this festive event—but please be aware, you'll have to bring your own razzleberry jelly.