French cultural life - May 2019

A round up of the arts and culture stories creating a buzz in France: Eurovision, Magoo and Dalí too

1. Magoo return far from short-sighted

Much-loved US cartoon character Mr Magoo has made a comeback to TV screens – thanks to the Xilam production company in France’s cartoon capital Angoulême (Charente), which worked in partnership with Dreamworks.

Created in 1949, Mr Quincy Magoo was a wealthy, myopic, accidental hero created by Millard Kaufman and John Hubley, who were victims of the McCarthy anti-Communist witch hunt. His misanthropic rants were meant to serve as a barely-concealed protest.

A 1997 film version starred Airplane! star Leslie Nielsen as Mr Magoo, while the 78 new cartoon ...

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