Disney XD Picks Up Kung Fu Magoo Feature
Press Release from Classic Media
Kung Fu Magoo
LONDON, UK/NEW YORK, NY (October 11, 2010)—Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, announced today that the animated feature, Kung Fu Magoo, starring the iconic Quincy Magoo and the voice talents Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Kenny Mayne, Chris Parnell, and Alyson Stoner, will make its broadcast debut on the Disney Channel’s Disney XD Channel in key markets across the U.S., Germany, and Italy.
Kung Fu Magoo, produced by Anima Estudios, Santo Domingo Films, and Classic Media, is the first new Mr. Magoo® production in more than thirty years. In the feature, follow Mr. Magoo with his nephew, Justin, as they dodge giant robotic spiders and jet ski ninjas in a wild kung fu style competition. Mr. Magoo competes against the world’s most notorious villains in the “Evil-lympics” tournament, and it’s up to Justin to help his uncle stay in the game and avoid danger at every turn—the fate of the world depends on Mr. Magoo in Kung Fu Magoo!
The film’s voice cast features actor Dylan Sprouse (Justin Magoo), actor Cole Sprouse (Brad Landry), actress Alyson Stoner (Lorelei Tan-Gu), ESPN sports commentator Kenny Mayne (as himself), and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus/actor Chris Parnell (Cole Fusion).
“We are excited to partner with Disney XD to bring Kung Fu Magoo to millions of families around the world,” said Chloe van den Berg, EVP, International, at Classic Media. “The film is filled with quintiseential Quincy Magoo mishaps, misadventures and all-around mayhem that will delight both kids, their parents, and lifelong Mr. Magoo fans.”
Praise for Kung Fu Magoo
Quincy Magoo, the oblivious, nearsighted geezer too stubborn to wear glasses, is back to amuse a new generation of viewers, and to tickle the memories of their Baby Boomer parents and grandparents.”
– USA Today
“Oh, Magoo, you’ve done it again—but a bit differently than you’ve ever done it before!”
– American Profile
“The movie does a good job balancing traditional Magoo slapstick with more modern cartoon storytelling.”
– L.A. Parent
About Mr. Magoo®
The loveable animated character Mr. Magoo has won the hearts of millions of fans since 1949. An instant classic, Magoo has starred in Academy Award-winning theatrical shorts, three hit television series, the first ever animated holiday TV special and a live action movie. The hilarious Mr. Magoo proves that with a little confidence everything will eventually go your way.
About Classic Media
Classic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where’s Waldo?®, Lassie®, Gold Key Comics, The Lone Ranger®, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales® and Guess with Jess®. Big Idea, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us at http://www.classicmedia.tv.