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17 March 1939 (USA) See more »
Goofy is going fishing with his best friend, Wilbur, a grasshopper. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
George Johnson ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dick Huemer (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Otto Englander  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joshua Meador .... effects animator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Isadore Klein .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator (uncredited)
Bernard Wolf .... animator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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 »
[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Essential Goof (2002) (V)See more »


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Goofy's first main cartoon., 23 November 2013
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

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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