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TOTALLY TOONED IN
A Columbia Tri-Star International Television Production
Executive Producer: Rob Word
Produced by Phil May & Joseph Shields
Co-ordinating Producer: Jerry Beck


In 1999, Columbia Tri-Star International Television (now known as Sony Pictures Television International) produced a 65 episode TV series called TOTALLY TOONED IN. I helped curate the cartoons in the series as a producer.

tti6The series was created by Executive Producer Rob Word, who had noted that Columbia’s library of classic Mr. Magoo cartoons was not being fully utilized. Word contacted Jerry Beck (your humble webmaster) who helped coordinate the programming of episodes, combining Columbia’s “Screen Gems” color cartoons of the 1930s and 40s with its 1950s UPA library.
The series was sold with Mr. Magoo as the star, but there were only 52 Mr. Magoo cartoons – thus 13 episodes contain a Magoo repeat. While Columbia owns the Mr. Magoo cartoons, it had no right to use “Mr. Magoo’s” name in the show’s title–so Word coined the name “TOTALLY TOONED IN” and created a three cartoon format and interstital sequences to package the series into 65 episodes.
Columbia’s film restoration department scoured its film vaults to locate the negatives to these cartoons and restored them on film & video at the highest quality possible. Not all the Screen Gems cartoons, nor all the UPA cartoons, were used in the 65 episodes.

TOTALLY TOONED IN has been syndicated around the world – and finally in 2011 it appeared on U.S. broadcast television on Antenna TV. Check their website for local stations and program schedules.

The following is a complete checklist of TOTALLY TOONED IN episodes:


Episode #1
BAREFACED FLATFOOT 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: John Hubley Animation: Pat Matthews, Rudy Larriva, Frank Smith, Art Babbit, Cecil Surry. • Story: Phil Eastman, Bill Scott • Design: Abe Liss • Color: Jules Engel • Music: Del Castillo • Unit Manager: Sherman Glas • Production Manager: Herb Klynn • Voice: Jim Backus

Magoo, obsessed with mystery novels, follows his nephew into dangerous situations.

GRAPE NUTTY 
Producers: Raymond Katz, Henry Binder • Director: Alex Lovy • Animation: Chic Otterstrom, Paul Sommer, Jay Sarbry • Story: Cal Howard, Dave Monahan • Music: Darrell Calker

The Fox & Crow fight destructively over a single grape.

GLEE WORMS 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Story: Ben Harrison • Animation: Manny Gould • Music: Joe DeNat
Girl Glow Worm gets caught by spider, but is rescued by boyfriend.

Episode #2
GRIZZLEY GOLFER

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Producer: John Hubley Director: Pete Burness • Story: Bill Scott, Bill Daunch • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Art Babbitt, Cecil Surry • Design: Abe Liss • Color: Paul Julian • Music: Hoyt Curtin • Voice: Jim Backus
While golfing in the Ozarks, Magoo mistakes a grizzley bear for his caddy.

CAT-TASTROPHY 
Producers: Raymond Katz, Henry Binder • Director: Sid Marcus • Animation: Ben Lloyd, Howard Swift, Roy Jenkins • Story: Cal Howard, Dave Monahan • Music: Darrell Calker

A cat imagines what a puppy will do to him when it grows into a dog.

MOTHER GOOSE IN SWINGTIME 
Director: Manny Gould • Animation: Ben Harrison • Music: Joe DeNat • Voice: Mel Blanc
Little girl imagines herself in a Mother Goose Land filled with Hollywood stars.

tti2Episode #3
FUDDY DUDDY BUDDY

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Produced & Directed by John Hubley • Story: Bill Scott, Phil Eastman • Animation: Art Babbitt, Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Pat Matthews • Color & Design: Paul Julian • Unit Manager: Sherman Glas • Production Manager: Herbert Klynn • Music: William Lava • Voice: Jim Backus

Magoo mistakes a walrus for his tennis partner.

MADELINE 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Robert Cannon Story: Ludwig Bemelmans • Animation: Bill Melendez, Frank Smith • Design: Art Heinman • Color: Jules Engel • Production Manager: Herb Klynn • Music: Dave Raskin • Narration: Gladys Holland
Faithful adaptation of classic children’s book. Small girl in French school gets in trouble.

MERRY MANNEQUINS 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Director: Ub Iwerks • Music: Eddie Kilfeather • Music Director: Joe DeNat
In the wee hours, department store merchandise come to life to attend wedding of manequins.

Episode #4
MEET MOTHER MAGOO

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Ed Nofziger, Dick Shaw • Animation: Cecil Surry, Barney Posner, Tom MacDonald, Gil Turner • Design: Robert Dranko • Color: Bob McIntosh • Executive Production Manager: Herbert Klynn • Music: Del Castillo • Voice: Jim Backus
Magoo surprises his mother with a visit on a day he thinks is her birthday.

MAGIC FLUKE 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: John Hubley • Story: Sol Barzman • Animation: Bob Cannon, Willis Pyle, Rudy Larriva, Pat Matthews • Music: Del Castillo

The Fox’s concert is ruined due to a magic wand as baton provided by the Crow.

GIDDYAP 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Art Babbitt • Story: Bob Russell, Phil Eastman, Bill Scott • Animation: Bill Melendez, Pat Matthews, Willis Pyle, Rudy Larriva, Paul Smith • Production Design: Bill Hurtz • Color: Herb Klynn, Jules Engel • Music: David Raskin • Voice: Stan Freberg

An ice-man’s horse returns to his show-biz roots and becomes a star on television.

Episode #5
DESINTATION MAGOO

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Original Story: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner • Story Treatment: Tedd Pierce • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Tom McDonald • Design: Sterling Sturtevant • Color: Bob McIntosh • Music: Lou Maury • Voice: Jim Backus

Magoo accidentally takes a rocket ship voyage and crash lands at an Amusement park which he mistakes for the moon.

CRISTOPHER CRUMPET 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Bob Cannon • Story: T. Hee, Robert Cannon • Color: Jules Engel • Animation: Bill Melendez, Frank Smith, Tom McDonald • Music: George Bruns • Voices: Marvin Miller, Marian Richman

Spoiled little boy turns himself into a chicken.

THE FROG POND 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Director: Ub Iwerks • Music: Eddie Kilfeather • Music Supervision: Joe DeNat • Voices: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig

Happy frogs are enslaved by bully frog, until they knock him out and sent him to prison.

Episode #6
BUNGLED BUNGALOW

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Bill Scott, Phil Eastman • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Grim Natwick, Bill Melendez, Pat Matthews. • Design: Abe Liss • Color: Herb Klynn, Jules Engel • Music: Hoyt Curtin • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo tangles with theives who steal his house.

TITO’S GUITAR 
Producer: Dave Fleischer • Director: Bob Wickersham • Story: Tony Rivers • Animation: Howard Swift • Music: Paul Worth. 
Mexican boy and donkey woo cute senorita.

MINER’S DAUGHTER 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Robert Cannon • Story: Bob Russell, Phil Eastman, Bill Scott • Animation: Bill Melendez, Willie Pyle, Paul Smith, Pat Matthews, Pete Burness • Color: Herb Klynn, Jules Engel • Design: Bill Hurtz • Production Assistant: Max Morgan • Ink & Paint: Mary Cain • Camera: Jack Eckes • Music: Gail Kubik. 
Backwoods gal tries to woo handsome John Harvard.

Episode #7
WHEN MAGOO FLEW

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Barbara Hammer, Tedd Pierce • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Tom McDonald, Cecil Surry • Design: Sterling Sturtevant • Color: Bob McIntosh • Music: Hoyt Curtin • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo mistakes an airplane trip for a 3-D movie.

TOLL BRIDGE TROUBLES 
Producer: Dave Fleischer • Director: Bob Wickersham • Story: Leo Salkin • Animation: Louis Schmidt • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Fox tries to get past Crow to cross toll bridge.

FAMILY CIRCUS 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Producer: John Hubley • Director: Art Babbit • Story: Phil Eastman, Bill Scott • Animation: Art Babbit, Cecil Surry • Color: Paul Julian • Design: Abe Liss • Music: Ernest Gold. 
Father dreams his daughters drawings come-to-life.

Episode #8
MAGOO’S CHECK UP

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Dick Shaw • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Tom McDonald • Design: Sterling Sturtevant • Color: Bob McIntosh • Voice: Jim Backus • Music: Dennis Farnon. 
Magoo mistakes a TV repair shop for a Doctor’s office.

tti4IN MY GONDOLOA 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Story: Sid Marcus • Animation: Art Davis • Music: Joe DeNat
. Scrappy and Margie tour Venice in a gondola, while their dog has fishy troubles.

KANGAROO KID 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Director: Ben Harrison • Animation: Manny Gould • Music: Joe De Nat. 
Kangaroo dad wants son to be a boxer, but boy would rather play violin.

Episode #9
MAGOO’S EXPRESS

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Dick Shaw, Barbara Hammer • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Tom McDonald • Color: Bob McIntosh • Design: Sterling Sturtevant • Music: Frank Comstock • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Traveling through Europe by rail, Magoo is pursued by international spies.

BLUEBIRD’S BABY
 Producer: Charles Mintz • Story: Ben Harrison• Animation: Manny Gould • Music: Joe DeNat. 
Bluebirds adopt Sparky and take him to “Happyland”.

PICKLED PUSS 
Director: Howard Swift • Story: Cal Howard • Animation: Grant Simmons, Paul Sommer, Morey Reden • Music: Darrell Calker 
After getting drunk on pickled herrings, a cat defends a mouse from other cats.

Episode #10
MADCAP MAGOO

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Dick Shaw, Barbara Hammer • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Tom McDonald • Color: Bob McIntosh • Design: Robert Dranko • Music: Del Castillo • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo mistakes an escaped mental patient for his old practical jokester chum.

DOG, CAT AND CANARY 
Director: Howard Swift • Story: Grant Simmons • Animation: Jim Armstrong, Volus Jones • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Hard luck kitty with nothing left to lose, decides to chase canary who is guarded by large dog.

MOTHER HEN’S HOLIDAY 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Story: Sid Marcus • Animation: Art Davis • Music: Joe DeNat. 
Little chicks run amok until they realize it’s Mother Day, then decide to do Mama’s work.

Episode #11
DOG SNATCHER

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Producer & Director: Pete Burness • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry • Story: Bill Scott, Paul Schneider • Design: Abe Liss • Color: Bob McIntosh, Bob Dranko • Music: William Lava • Voice: Jim Backus.
 Thinking his dog was caught by a dog catcher, Magoo mistakes the circus for Dog Pound.

SLAY IT WITH FLOWERS 
Producer: Dave Fleischer • Director: Bob Wickersham • Story: Leo Salkin • Animation: Phil Duncan • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
The Crow disturbs the Fox’s gardening efforts.

MOUNTAIN EARS 
Director: Manny Gould • Animation: Ben Harrison • Music: Joe DeNat. 
A zany day in the life of a hillbilly family.

Episode #12
MAGOO’S CANINE MUTINY

 Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Dick Shaw, Walter Newman • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Barney Posner, Osmond Evans • Color: Bob McIntosh • Design: Robert Dranko • Music: Hoyt Curtin • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo mistakes a robber for a pet dog.

SCARY CROWS 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Story: Sid Marcus • Animation: Art Davis • Music: Joe DeNat
. Sparky chases crows who want to steal his corn.

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL 
Producer: Charle Mintz • Story: Sid Marcus • Animation: Art Davis • Music: Joe DeNat
. Hans Christian Anderson sober tale of orhan girl’s dream of heaven.

Episode #13
CALLING DR. MAGOO

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Gil Turner, Barney Posner • Story: Dick Shaw • Design: Robert Dranko • Music: Thomas Cutkomp • Voice: Jim Backus
. Trying to visit a sick friend, Magoo mistakes an ocean liner for the hospital.

PICNIC PANIC 
Director: Bob Wickersham • Story: Bob Wickersham • Animation: Chick Otterstrom, Paul Sommer • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Tito and Rosita trade Burrito for a used car and go on a picnic near a volcano.

FLORA 
Producers: Raymond Katz, Henry Binder • Director: Alex Lovy • Story: Cal Howard, Dave Monahan • Animation: Grant Simmons, Paul Sommer, Chick Otterstrom, Jay Sarbry • Music: Darrell Calker • Voice: Gerald Mohr. 
In this “film noir” parody, a derelict dog tells of his obsession with a Siamese cat.

Episode #14
MAGOO’S PUDDLE JUMPER

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness Story: Dick Shaw • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Gil Turner, Cecil Surry, Barney Posner Color: Bob McIntosh • Design: Robert Dranko • Music: Dean Elliot • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo buys a used electric car and takes Waldo on an underwater detour.

WOODMAN SPARE THAT TREE 
Director: Bob Wickersham • Story: Jack Cosgriff• Animation: Phil Duncan • Music: Eddie Kilfeather • Voices: Frank Graham. 
Fox wants to chop Crow’s home tree down.

GEORGIE AND THE DRAGON 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Robert Cannon • Story: John Hubley, Bill Scott, Phil Eastman• Animation: Rudy Larriva, Bill Melendez, Grim Natwick, Frank Smith • Design: Bill Hurtz • Color: Paul Julian, Jules Engel • Music: Ernest Gold. 
A Scotish boy adopts a mischevious pet Dragon.

Episode #15
MAGOO GOES WEST

 Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Gil Turner, Barney Posner • Story: Dick Shaw • Color: Jules Engel • Design: Robert Dranko • Music: Frank Comstock • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo decides to take a cross country trip to California but ends up in a local car wash.

BIG HOUSE BLUES 
Director: Howard Swift • Story: Roy Jenkins • Animation: Grant Simmons, Jay Sarbry • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Flippy imagines his cage is a prison and cat is jail guard.

BOSTON BEANIE 
Director: Sid Marcus • Animation: Ben Lloyd, Chic Otterstrom, Roy Jenkins • Music: Darrell Calker. 
Cat and mouse conspire to trick Scotsman who will only feed kitty when he catches mice.

Episode #16
MAGOO BEATS THE HEAT

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Gil Turner, Barney Posner • Story: Dick Shaw, Ed Nofziger • Color: Bob McIntosh • Music: Dennis Farnon • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo has a day at the beach in Death Valley.

FIESTA TIME 
Direction & Story: Bob Wickersham • Animation: Paul Sommer, Chic Otttestrom • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Tito sneaks his girlfriend out of her house so they can dance in the moonlight.

THE DISILLUSIONED BLUE BIRD
 Producer: Dave Fleischer • Director: Howard Swift Story: Edward Seward • Animation: Jim Armstrong, Grant Simmons • Original Calypso Music: Sir Lancelot • Musical Director: Eddie Kilfeather. 
A bluebird heads to Jamacia to escape the war and finds a flock of musical companions.

Episode #17
GERALD McBOING BOING

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Robert Cannon • Story: Dr. Suess • Story Adaptation: Bill Scott, Phil Eastman • Animation: Bill Melendez, Rudy Larriva, Pat Matthews, Willis Pyle, Frank Smith • Design: Bill Hurtz • Color: Herb Klynn, Jules Engel • Music: Gail Kubik • Voices: Marvin Miller. 
A little boy who can’t speak words, only sound effects, finds success as a radio performer.

LOCO LOBO 
Director: Howard Swift • Story: Cal Howard • Animation: Grant Simmons, Jay Sarbry • Music: Eddie Kilfeather
. A wacky rabbit is pursued through the desert by a hungry wolf.

FUDDY DUDDY BUDDY
 Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Produced & Directed by John Hubley • Story: Bill Scott, Phil Eastman • Animation: Art Babbitt, Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Pat Matthews • Color & Design: Paul Julian • Unit Manager: Sherman Glas • Production Manager: Herbert Klynn • Music: William Lava ¤ Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo mistakes a walrus for his tennis partner.

Episode #18
SLOPPY JALOPY

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Producer: John Hubley • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Bill Scott, Phil Eastman • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry • Color: Jules Engel, Bob McIntosh • Design: Abe Liss • Technical Production: Max Morgan • Music: David Raskin • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo, buying car for nephew, takes a slick car salesman on a wild test drive.

PUNCHY DE LEON
 Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: John Hubley • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Bill Melendez, Pat Matthews, Willy Pyle • Story: Millard Kaufman, Phil Eastman • Design: William Hurtz • Color: Herb Klynn, Jules Engel • Music: Del Castillo • Voice: Daws Butler. 
Fox & Crow are rival explorers trying to retrieve a jug of water from the Fountain of Youth.

THE POPCORN STORY 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • 
Director: Art Babbit • Story: Bob Russell, Phil Eastman, Bill Scott • Animation: Willis Pyle, Cecil Surry, Grim Natwick, Roger Daley • Design: Bill Hurtz • Color: Herb Klynn, Jules Engel • Music: Hoyt Curtin. 
How Wilbur Shucks invented Popcorn.

Episode #19
MAGOO MAKES NEWS

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Cecil Surry, Tom McDonald, Barney Posner • Story: Dick Shaw • Color: Bob McIntosh • Music: Dennis Farnon • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo mistakes the newspaper printing press for the electric company complaint department.

FOOTBALL BUGS
 Producer: Charles Mintz • Story: Art Davis • Animation: Sid Marcus • Music: Joe De Nat. 
Football game between Boogey Bugs and the Beetles.

POLAR PLAYMATES
 Director: Howard Swift • Story: Volus Jones • Animation: Grant Simmons • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
A polar bear and penguin rescue an Eskimo boy from a shark.

Episode #20
THE FOX AND THE GRAPES

Direction & Story: Frank Tashlin • Animation: Bob Wickersham • Music: Eddie Kilfeather • Voices: Mel Blanc. 
The Fox tries to get a bunch of grapes from the clever Crow.

tti7CARNIVAL COURAGE 
Director: Howard Swift • Story & Narration: John McLeish • Animation: Grant Simmons, Volus Jones • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Willoughby’s magic hat protects him from an escaped circus gorilla.

GRIZZLEY GOLFER 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Producer: John Hubley • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Bill Scott, Bill Daunch • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Art Babbitt, Cecil Surry Design: Abe Liss • Color: Paul Julian • Music: Hoyt Curtin • Voice: Jim Backus. 
While golfing in the Ozarks, Magoo mistakes a grizzley bear for his caddy.

Episode #21
SAFETY SPIN

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Peter Burness • Story: Phil Davis, Tedd Pierce • Animation: Rudy Larriva, Tom McDonald, Phil Monroe • Color: Bob McIntosh • Music: Hoyt Curtin • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Attempting to renew his drivers license, Magoo causes havoc in a hospital and takes his road test with a firetruck.

A PEEKOOLYAR SITCHEEAYSHUN 
Based on characters created by Al Capp •
Story & Direction: Sid Marcus • Animation: Jim Armstrong, Grant Simmons • Music: Eddie Kilfeather. 
Daisy Mae tricks Li’l Abner by pretending to woo Disgustin’ Jones.

COO-COO BIRD DOG 
Producers: Raymond Katz, Henry Binder • Director: Sid Marcus • Story: Cal Howard, Dave Monahan • Animation: Howard Swift, Roy Jennings, Ben Lloyd • Music: Darrell Calke. A dog swallows a coo-coo clock.

Episode #22
WAY DOWN YONDER IN THE CORN

Producer: Dave Fleischer • Director: Bob Wickersham Story: Sam Cobean • Animation: Phil Duncan, Basil Davidovich • Music: Eddie Kilfeather • Voices: Frank Graham
. Crow disguises as a scarecrow to get Fox’s corn.

MAGOO GOES OVERBOARD 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Pete Burness • Story: Dick Shaw • Color: Bob McIntosh • Design: Robert Dranko • Animation: Cecil Surry, Gil Turner, Barney Posner, Tom McDonald • Music: Dennis Farnon • Voice: Jim Backus. 
During an ocean cruise, Magoo falls into the swimming pool and is under the impression he’s adrift in the open sea.

JITTERBUG KNIGHTS 
Producer: Charles Mintz • Director: Sid Marcus • Animation: Art Davis, Herb Rothwill • Music: Joe DeNat • Voice: Danny Webb. 
Three wise fairies transform the King’s new baby into a dancing jitterbug.

Episode #23
GERALD McBOING BOING’S SYMPHONY

Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Director: Robert Cannon • Animation: Bill Melendez, Frank Smith • Story & Design: T. Hee • Color Design: Jules Engel, Michi Katota • Music: Ernst Gold • Narration and Voices: Marvin Miller. 
Gerald, using his vocal talents to subsitute for an orchestra radio broadcast, gets his musical notes and sound effects mixed up.

LUCKY PIGS 
Director: Ben Harrison • Animation: Manny Gould • Music: Joe DeNat • Voices: Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman, Dave Webber, Sara Berner. 
Poor pig family wins sweepstakes and go hog wild spending their new cash — until the tax weasels take their cut.

MAGOO’S CRUISE 
Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow • Producer: Pete Burness • Director: Rudy Larriva • Story: Dick Kinney, Dick Shaw • Animation: Casey Onaitis, Phil Duncan • Design & Color: Sam Clayberger • Music: Dennis Farnon • Voice: Jim Backus. 
Magoo is mistaken for a spy and is picked up by a foreign submarine.


Continued on TOTALLY TOONED IN page 2.

Written, compiled and copyright © 2003 by Jerry Beck

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