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Goofy is a circus attendant who is friends with Dolores the elephant. Today is his day to bathe Dolores but Dolores is not intent on being bathed and tries desparately to avoid Goofy even ... See full summary »

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Goofy is a circus attendant who is friends with Dolores the elephant. Today is his day to bathe Dolores but Dolores is not intent on being bathed and tries desparately to avoid Goofy even disguising herself as a clown at one point (which actually fools Goofy for a moment). Even when Goofy captures her, he still has difficulties with the bath job particularly when Dolores begins to start sneezing. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Goofy: [singing; repeated lines] I'm a-gonna wash Dolores. She's a-gonna look ga-lorious.
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4 December 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

Dolores the elephant tries every means possible to get away from THE BIG WASH which circus handler Goofy has promised her.

This enjoyable little film was the second of three in which the hefty Dolores appeared for Disney. Although eager to please, the pulchritudinous pachyderm would have only a very short movie career.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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 simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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