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4 December 1942 (USA) See more »
Goofy demonstrates yet another pasttime, fishing. His demonstrated skill fails to explain where all the trophies mounted in his study came from... | Add synopsis »
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George Johnson ... Goofy (voice)
John McLeish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Kinney 
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Debney .... assistant director
Visual Effects by
Edwin Aardal .... animator
Jack Boyd .... animator
Joseph Gayek .... animator
Harry Hamsel .... animator
Jack Huber .... animator
Dan MacManus .... animator
Frank Onaitis .... animator
Ed Parks .... animator
Animation Department
Chester Cobb .... animator
Merle Cox .... animator
Don DaGradi .... layout artist
Don Lusk .... animator
Frank Oreb .... animator
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator
John Sewall .... animator
John Sibley .... animator
Louis Terri .... animator

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Factual errors: The lower half of the astrological signs of the zodiac are shown in positions that differ from when they actually occur. Capricorn, for example, is shown between Cancer and Leo; it is really supposed to be between Sagittarius and Aquarius.See more »
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Narrator:How to fish. Successful angling no longer depends upon fisherman's luck. For today, fishing has become a truly fascinating science. When to fish can be determined by the astrological signs of the zodiac, whose countless stars and planets control all the tides of the Earth's waters...
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More Goofy goodness, 19 August 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

How to Fish is not one of the best How to cartoons for me. It does have a formulaic story, you know that Goofy is going to demonstrate in how not to do something(in this case fishing) and you do get an inkling of how it is going to end. However, it is still thoroughly entertaining. For those who love fishing, my dad and grandfather do and I do remember going fishing once(though personally it's not one of my favourite things to do, I can definitely see though why it is so for others) and watching How to Fish was a piece of nostalgia for me in a way. Goofy is on top form, doing what he does best, being likable and clumsy without meaning to and we love him for it. As ever there are bits where he finds things that we find obvious but he doesn't, again this said that has always been part of his charm and he was always at his best in that situation. There are some really great gags, especially when Goofy lures a fly to catch a fish and we see the action from the fish's perspective under-water and in the finale when he catches the motor to his boat instead of catching the real fish. The animation is fluid and vibrant as you'd expect from Disney shorts of this particular period, and the music is very energetic. All in all, a very, very good Goofy short, although the story is formulaic, Goofy's antics and charm and the gags really carry the day. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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