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How to Be a Sailor (1944)

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Goofy demonstrates the history of water transport, from the first prehistoric use of floating logs to the modern battleship.

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Goofy demonstrates the history of water transport, from the first prehistoric use of floating logs to the modern battleship.

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28 January 1944 (USA)  »

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This is the only wartime entertainment short from Disney that was about the Navy. All other war shorts from Disney were about the Army. See more »

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Narrator: In the beginning, the world was all wet. Today, it is still four-fifths wet.
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Sailing Rough Seas With The Goof
12 July 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

Goofy demonstrates HOW TO BE A SAILOR in the worst possible way.

Some practical information may be gleaned between the laughs in this funny little film. The viewer learns about the origin of the paddle and the oar, navigating by the stars, pirates, semaphore flags, knots & the hornpipe. The story ends on an appropriately patriotic note, as befits this wartime cartoon. John McLeish narrates in his best documentarian manner.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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