Magoo’s original creators Kaufmann and Hubley were blacklisted during the Cold War-era Communist witch hunts.
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Mr. Magoo is making his television comeback nearly 40 years after the short-sighted geriatric cartoon menace was last pensioned off.Both Magoo's original creators Millard Kaufmann and John Hubley were blacklisted during the Cold War-era Communist witch hunts and saw the wealthy yet clueless character as a way of poking fun at their tormentors.Over the years Mr. Magoo became a lovably apolitical character who won generation after generation of fans through repeats of the original series. "He was the first character created by the UPA animation studio which was set up by people wanting to get away from Disney, and he set the tone for a whole new cartoon style".In the new series the myopic old-age pensioner and his faithful companion Mr. Cat (actually a dog) tussle with a megalomaniac hamster whose dreams of greatness are forever thwarted by Magoo's mishaps.
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