1001 Arabian Nights (1959)

USA, 1959
72m 34s (UK – video (1990)); 75m 41s (UK – theatrical (1959)); 76m
35mm film, Technicolor
mono, English

An American animated fantasy film directed by Jack Kinney.


Directed by: Jack Kinney
© MCMLIX [1959] UPA Pictures, Inc.
Produced by: Stephen Bosustow
Executive Production Manager: Bud Getzler
Unit Manager: Paul Marron, Robert C. Brown
Screenplay: Czenzi Ormonde
Story: Dick Shaw, Dick Kinney, Leo Salkin, Pete Burness, Lew Keller, Ed Nofziger, Ted Allan, Margaret Schneider, Paul Schneider
Sequence Directors: Rudy Larriva, Gil Turner, Osmond Evans, Tom McDonald, Alan Zaslove
Dialogue Director: Bill Scott
Animation Director: Abe Levitow
Animators: Harvey Toombs, Phil Duncan, Hank Smith, Ken Hultgren, Sandy Strother, Ed Friedman, Jack Campbell, Herman Cohen, Rudy Zamora, Stan Wilkins, Casey Onaitis, Jim Davies, Bob Carlson, Clarke Mallery
Layout: Shirley Silvey, Gene Miller
Color Design: Jules Engel, Bob McIntosh
Background: Boris Gorelick, Barbara Begg, Rosemary O’Connor
Ink and Paint Supervisor: Marion O’Callahan
Camera Supervisor: Jack Eckes
Camera: J. Dan Miller, Bill Kotler
Supervising Editor: Joe Siracusa
Film Editors: Skip Craig, Earl Bennett
Music Composed by: George Duning
Conducted by: Morris Stoloff
Orchestration: Arthur Morton
Special Songs by: Ned Washington, George Duning, “You Are My Dream“, “Three Little Maids from Damascus“, “Magoo’s Blues
Sound: John Livadary, Marne Fallis
Production Design: Robert Dranko

Jim Backus as the voice of Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo
Kathryn Grant, Dwayne Hickman as the voices of Princess Yasminda and Magoo’s nephew, Aladdin
Hans Conried as the voice of the wicked Wazir)
Herschel Bernardi as the voice of the jinni of the lamp
Alan Reed as the sultan
Daws Butler as Omar the rugmaker
Clark Sisters as the three little maids from Damascus

Alternative Titles

Wenn es Nacht wird in Arabien – German title



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.21 p.42
  • Daily Cinema no.8234 (23 November 1959) p.7 – review
  • Film Daily vol.11 no.111 (9 December 1959) p.10 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.15 no.50 (9 December 1959) p.3 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.2 no.311 (December 1959) p.156 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.21 no.11 (12 December 1959) p.516 – review
  • Variety 9 December 1959 – credits, review


  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.183-184
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.349 – credits