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Merlin PIC Merlin as seen in the 1968-1969 Looney Tunes
Merlin
Background information
Species: Mouse
Gender: Male
Debut appearance: "Merlin the Magic Mouse"
(November 18, 1967)
Created by: Alex Lovy
Portrayed by: Daws Butler (1967)
Larry Storch (1968-1969)

Merlin the Magic Mouse is a character from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts - He is a magician mouse who has a sidekick (or better: magician's assistant), appropriately named Second Banana. He first appeared in "Merlin the Magic Mouse" a 1967 short.

About Merlin

Merlin is a stage magician (he usually preferred to be called a prestidigitator, though he could never pronounce this correctly) who traveled around for work with Second Banana. Much of the humour of the character derived from the fact that, while he was often regarded as a cheap stage magician, he knew some very real and powerful magic tricks. His magic words were typically "Atascadero Escondido!"

Daws Butler provided the voice of Merlin and Second Banana in the first short. Larry Storch performed the voices for the other four films.

Filmography

The classic shorts:

The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries episode:

Comic Appearances

Daffy Duck (Gold Key)

  • Daffy Duck - Comic cover of Daffy Duck feat. Merlin and Second Banana - Daffy Duck #56 Gold Key March 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Show Biz Whiz - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #56 Gold Key March 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Sword Box Switcheroo - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #58 Gold Key July 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Low Caliber Partner - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #59 Gold Key Sep 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Water Wizardry - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #61 Gold Key Jan 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Flying Carpet Caper - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #63 Gold Key May 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Mystic Violin - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #64 Gold Key July 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Big Cheese Trick - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #65 Gold Key Sep 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Dressing Room Robber - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #66 Gold Key Nov 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Tootville Trip - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #67 Gold Key Jan 1971
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Rug-Napped - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #68 Gold Key March 1971
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Mystic Violin - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #140 Gold Key Feb 1982

Golden Comics Digest (Gold Key)

  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Chickening Out - 7 pages - Golden Comics Digest #1 Gold Key May 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Catch the Culprit - 1 page puzzle - Golden Comics Digest #3 Gold Key July 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Spook Cabinet - 8 pages - Golden Comics Digest #6 Gold Key Oct 1969
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Great Escaper - 8 pages - Golden Comics Digest #10 Gold Key May 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Big Disappearing Act - 8 pages - Golden Comics Digest #14 Gold Key Oct 1970
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Twin Tricks - 1 page puzzle - Golden Comics Digest #17 Gold Key May 1971
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Crossword Magic - 1 page puzzle - Golden Comics Digest #21 Gold Key Jan 1972
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Show Biz Whiz - 6 pages - Golden Comics Digest #30 Gold Key July 1973
  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - Low Caliber Partner - 6 pages - Golden Comics Digest #39 Gold Key Sep 1974

International

  • Merlin the Magic Mouse - The Tootville Trip - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #25122 Rosnock 1975 (Australia)
  • Bugs Bunny - Preinvierno - 19 pages - El Conjeo de la Suerte #804 Editorial Novaro March 17 1985 (Mexico)

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