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The Art of Skiing (1941)

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Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. ... See full summary »

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Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. As you can imagine, Goofy has much trouble keeping his skis parallel and pointing downhill. The final ski jump conveniently lands Goofy right back in bed. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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14 November 1941 (USA)  »

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How to Ski  »

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The gag of Goofy skiing the wrong way came about as a compromise between two story men. One drew Goofy going to the left, while the other insisted on drawing him facing to the right. After much discussion, someone suggested the gag as a way of combining the two directions. See more »

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Narrator: [as Goofy, head stuck inside a boot, is hanging from a cliff] Skiing is quite simple once you get the hang of it.
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Approximately five seconds after the title is displayed, the words "prononuced SHEEing" appear right below it. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Waterworld (2010) See more »

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Not the best, but still enjoyable!
25 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This doesn't belong to my favourite Goofy cartoons. What is good about it though is that it is very amusing. Sure, the animation is a little dated, and some of the narration got a little distracting, but seeing Goofy struggling on skis was very, very funny, especially when he rides down the side of the mountain, and disappears down a hole, and you hear that trademark whine he makes. The narrator assures Goofy it is all very simple, but Goofy fails miserably. It's part of an ongoing joke, that Goofy is pretty useless at anything simple. I liked the music and I liked the ending. Overall, very good, not Goofy's best, but entertaining for fans. 8/10 Bethany Cox.


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