The wizard bought some
pre-animation sketches last week
that were drawn by Pete Alvarado,
the creator of Mr. Magoo, in preparation for a 45-minute special in which Magoo plays Quixote. These sketches show Rocinante, Quixote’s horse, with different expressions on her face. Do you remember Magoo?
In this Don Quixote episode, Sancho Panza’s friends try to convince him that Quixote is mad, to which Sancho responds, “If he is mad, then he
is greatly mad, and I am an admirer of greatness.”
Well said, Sancho, well said.
The voice of Mr. Magoo is obviously the voice of Thurston Howell III,
the millionaire on Gilligan’s Island – Jim Backus. One of the members of the Wizard Academy board of directors is Jean Backus, wife and partner of Andrew Backus. Coincidence? Me thinketh not.