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Motor Mania (1950)

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Mild-mannered average guy Mr. Walker (Goofy) turns into violent Mr. Wheeler when he starts driving. Back on his feet, Mr. Walker finds it nearly impossible to cross the street.

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Mild-mannered average guy Mr. Walker (Goofy) turns into violent Mr. Wheeler when he starts driving. Back on his feet, Mr. Walker finds it nearly impossible to cross the street.

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30 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Goofy's character, Mr. Walker, calls a neighbor "Mr. Geef", the name Goofy goes by in many of his 1950s shorts. See more »

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In the scene where Mr. Wheeler is racing other cars while getting stopped by stoplights, he is first shown on the far right side of the road. When he crashes into the stoplight, he is on the far left. See more »

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Mr. Wheeler: [revving engine at traffic signal] Oh, wanna race, do they? Well, they ain't gonna get ahead of meeee!
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"The Walker/Wheeler Complex"
7 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disney's short Motor Mania concerns Goofy as Mr. Walker, a calm, competent pedestrian who is just your average Joe as he walks down the street every day. But when Mr. Walker gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he turns into "Mr. Wheeler," a venomous, hateful man, consumed by road rage. Nobody every drives fast enough for Mr. Wheeler, it seems, and it doesn't help his big mouth and reckless driving get him into more accidents than the average person. What happens to Mr. Walker when he gets behind the wheel and how come he can't simply drive without being filled to the brim with malice and hatefulness?

Unfortunately, what I will now call "The Walker/Wheeler Complex," some people can be the nicest, most warm- hearted people when they're simply walking down the street but as soon as they get in a car, they become consumed by rage and morose feelings that they lash out at other drivers. It's a sad, true reality Jack Kinney's Motor Mania illustrates very well, with quick-moving action scenes and moments that inspire laughs as well as winces because of true and relevant they actually are. Despite being part of a whole other world, Disney, with their variety of short films offering social commentary on a number of issues, prove once more they were and still are very much in the loop.

Directed by: Jack Kinney.


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