Magoo’s Puddle Jumper is a 1956 animated short that won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It is an overrated film.
Yes, this Magoo adventure is nowhere near as good as another Oscar winner ‘When Magoo Flew’. In fact, it is so inferior that it didn’t deserve its Oscar at all. Once again the animation is weak and the plot is pretty similar to the previous movie. Here we follow Magoo as he buys a new electric car and drives it into the ocean. He is accompanied by another man in the car and that man is very forgettable.
Once again we get the series’ signature humor in the chit-chat of an old man and there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, the problem is that we have seen this premise before and done better. The sea isn’t that well utilized and it could have been much funnier. Some of the parts are funny, but overall it is a disappointment and a film that is lost potential.
Magoo’s Puddle Jumper is solid with Magoo’s signature humor being good, but it is familiar in premise and not that great overall.