I told my class: watch this and see the magic animation can do - Magical Maestro. Made in 1952 and fresh as the rabbits that the would-be magician Mysto conjures up from his hat with his genuinely magical wand. Not that the Great Poochini and his manager are interested, booting Mysto out of the stage door. He returns with a vengeance though and conducts the unfortunate pooch in his rendition of The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Rossini. With classic voices by Daws Butler and Carlos Ramírez, tricks and turns to make you laugh out aloud, this is a favourite Tex Avery of all time. Do look out for that dratted hair that messes up the film: you'd have thought the great man might have spotted it on the camera lens.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Tex Avery "Magical Maestro"
Posted by Ian Lumsden at Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Labels: Classic, USA