|Original title: The Magilla Gorilla Show
Characters: Magilla Gorilla, Mr. Peebles, Ogee
Production: Hanna and Barbera
Regia: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Year: January 1964
Gender: Comedian / Adventure
Duration: 7 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
Magilla Gorilla is one of the most famous characters of Hanna & Barbera that was broadcast for the first time in the United States in January 1964. Magilla is a Gorilla characterized by a "bowler" hat, a bow tie and a pair of shorts supported by funny green suspenders. Magilla Gorilla is endowed with extraordinary strength, but possesses a tender and sweet character, and is always ready to lend assistance to any person in need. He lives inside the pet shop of Mr. Peebles, who tries in vain to sell it to some customers, but Magilla is very fond of his master and does everything possible to continue his comfortable and peaceful life, where he can eat in complete tranquility. his beloved bananas.
Magilla Gorilla occasionally leaves the shop to take a walk aboard her skate-board or a scooter and more often than not she gets into some trouble, always driven by her extreme generosity, but with not very delicate manners. typical of a gorilla. Many customers have expressed the will to buy it, like a nice red-haired girl who did everything to have it in her apartment, but Magilla Gorilla, while putting all her good will into it, created a sea of troubles for the family who had hosted him. A very funny episode is the one about the Geek little bird. One day Mr. Peebles sends Magilla Gorilla to collect a parcel. After having brought panic among the customers of the post offices and then having brought the package to Mr. Peebles, the two discover that they have received a unique bird in the world that legends tell that it has the ability to disappear and reappear in a different place. Mr. Peebles recommends Magilla Gorilla to keep a good watch on that precious specimen, but unfortunately the bird's properties were not only a legend and although Magilla also locks it inside a safe, the Geek bird disappears and reappears in all in the most unexpected places, driving poor Magilla mad, who will put the whole city in chaos (lifting the cars and stopping the trains) in an attempt to recover it.
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