Magilla Gorilla (character)

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This article is about the main title character. For other uses, see Magilla Gorilla.
Magilla Gorilla
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Magilla Gorilla in "Big Game."
Species: Gorilla
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Mr. Peebles
Yogi's Gang
Nightwing
Grape Ape
Wanda Sykes;
Jabberjaw
Loopy De Loop
Magilla's
Occupation: Actor in Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special
Father: Mr. Peebles, adoptive father in Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special
Mother: Not mentioned
Sibling(s): One sister, Maggie Gorilla, in Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special
First appearance: MG: "Big Game" (1964)
Played by: Allan Melvin (1964-94)
Maurice LaMarche (2005, 2008)
Frank Welker (2019)
Paul F. Tompkins (2021)
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As Magilla Ice in Yo, Yogi!
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Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
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Jellystone!

Magilla Gorilla is the main title character in the Magilla Gorilla animated television shorts. His voice was originated by Allan Melvin.

Character description

Magilla is an anthropomorphic gorilla with light brown hair. He sports a purple bow tie, red shorts with green suspenders, an undersized purple derby hat, and brown dress shoes.

Owned by the pet shop owner, Mr. Peebles, Magilla is a fun-loving primate who spends most his time in the front display window of his shop. He is prone to all sorts of trouble and is a constant strain to Peebles's finances. Due to his tomfoolery, Magilla's asking price would get lower and lower, until he briefly gets bought by another person. The customer in question would use Magilla for various purposes, but with one mishap or another ensuing, he always winds up back in the store with a refund at hand.

Occasionally, the gorilla is also a friend to a little girl named Ogee―the only customer to show interest in owning him.

Appearances

TV series

Movies

Specials

Shorts

Comics

Video games

Biography

Magilla Gorilla for Sale

Crossover Era

It's Yogi's Gang!

Yogi's Ark Lark

Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper

Yogi's Treasure Hunt

The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound

Yo, Yogi!

Harvey Birdman

Everyone's Back in Jellystone!

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Magilla in the Funny Books

Marvel's Laff-A-Lympics

Cartoon Network Presents

Development

Gallery

Main article: Magilla Gorilla (character)/Gallery

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • Magilla is mentioned by one of Elaine's co-workers in a deleted scene of the Seinfeld episode "Summer of George."
  • In The Simpsons episode "When You Dish Upon A Star," Homer dreams that he's Magilla and mauls Mr. Peebles after he takes away his banana.
  • In "Demise of the Planet of the Apes," a segment of the MAD episode "It's a MAD Monkey Special!," Magilla is one of the monkeys in the zoo.

References