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Fathers Are People (1951)

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New father George (a Goofy lookalike) helps with the chores, and they are endless. As the boy gets older, he causes new kinds of trouble, and Father still can't get any rest.

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George Geef rushes to the office to inform his fellow employees, "Hey, fellas! I'm a father!". Unfortunately, Geef later learns that, with fatherhood comes responsibility and lots of it. He must discipline his son when he starts fighting with neighboring kids, filling his pipe with bubble water, and pestering him while he tries to read the newspaper. But most difficult of all is getting him to pick up his toys which is no easy task. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Goofy: [noticing Goofy, Jr.'s toys all over the floor] Junior! Pick all those toys up!
Goofy, Jr.: No!
Goofy: What? Didn't Daddy tell you to pick up your toys?
Goofy, Jr.: Uh-huh.
Goofy: Well, pick them up, then!
Goofy, Jr.: No!
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Just Spank The Brat
3 August 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon

With all the problems & perils of new parenthood raining down upon him, poor Goofy is about to discover that FATHERS ARE PEOPLE just like anyone else.

The Goof manages to struggle through a preponderance of paternal pitfalls in this funny little film. Although the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune have set up residency in his home in the shape of little Junior, the big lug still manages to emerge semi-triumphantly in the end. This is one of the cartoons in which Goofy goes by the pseudonym George Geef, for reasons best known only to the Disney animators.

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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