Mr. Magoo (J. Quincy Magoo) is a fictional cartoon character created at the UPA animation studio in 1949. Voiced by Jim Backus, Mr. Magoo is a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of comical situations as a result of his extreme near-sightedness, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem. However, through uncanny streaks of luck, the situation always seems to work itself out for him, leaving him no worse than before.

Waldo was the nephew of Mr. Magoo (voiced by Jerry Hausner from 1949 to 1955 and in the 1960s series, Casey Kasem in the 1970s series, and Daws Butler on the 1957 record and from 1956–1959).

Magoo won two Academy Awards in "When Magoo Flew" (1955) and "Magoo's Puddle Jumper" (1956). Magoo was frequently accompanied in his on-screen escapades with his nephew Waldo.

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