Goofy is going fishing with his best friend, Wilbur, a grasshopper.

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Goofy goes fishing in a rowing boat without a rod, just a net and live bait, namely Wilbur, a tame grasshopper, who actively lures fish to be caught at approach of the boat. The insect's life repeatedly depends on ever-unreliable Goofy saving brave Wilbur when he gets tricked in turn and is eaten by a fish, a frog and even that frog in turn by a stork, requiring some quirky chasing on goofy rescue mission... Written by KGF Vissers

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17 March 1939 (USA)  »

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When the short was shown on TV in the 1950s, a narration "retconned" Wilbur as the nephew of host Jiminy Cricket. See more »

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[Goofy has tried but failed to get at the stork that swallowed the frog that had swallowed Wilbur]
Goofy: I gotta cheer up. There's lots of grasshoppers in the weeds.
[suddenly tears up and sobs loudly]
Goofy: Ohhh! But not like Wilbur!
[suddenly, an egg hatches revealing Wilbur, very much alive]
Goofy: Wilbur! Gosh, Wilbur, thought you was a goner.
[Wilbur kisses Goofy]
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Referenced in Once Upon a Mouse (1981) See more »

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Goofy's first main cartoon.
23 November 2013 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the first cartoon where Goofy takes center stage, without appearing along side Mickey and Donald. Here, he goes fishing with the help of his grasshopper friend, Wilbur. He uses Wilbur as bait as to catch of bunch of fish, but Goofy ended up having to help Wilbur when he is eaten by a frog.

It is a fun cartoon to show both Goofy's blundering and friendship side

  • funny and touching and it's a great treat for the children to enjoy.
The music is carefree and the animation is some of the best I've seen, especially for a short created in 1939.

I first watch his cartoon short when it was a part of a Wonderful World of Disney episode, and it remains one of my favorites from Goofy.

Grade A


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