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Father's Lion (1952)

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George Geef takes his son camping. His son thinks he sees lions everywhere; George can't see them even when they are right next to him. Lucky for George, his son's got his trusty pop-gun.

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G.G. Geef (Goofy) takes his son on a camping excursion. All along the way, he boasts about all the great "adventures" he's been on. Meanwhile, his son is looking forward to encountering a lion which he does continually, even though Goofy often doesn't notice the lion. He does later that night though when the lion stows away in his sleeping bag and chases him. His son is able to fend off the lion with his pop gun. Finally, Goofy and son take off for a new campsite but Goofy still hasn't learned his lesson about spinning yarns ("Did I ever tell you about the time I was a race driver?"). Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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4 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Goofys Löwenjagd  »

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Goofy, Jr.: Daddy?
Goofy: [sleepily] Yeah?
Goofy, Jr.: Do lions sleep in sleeping bags?
Goofy: Oh, yeah, sure, sure, sure... Lion, schmion...
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"Did I ever tell you about the time I was a race driver?"
22 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a short that any fans of Disney and Goofy will love wholeheartedly. Father's Lion is beautifully animated, the vibrant colours seen with the Disney shorts of the 40s and 50s are still here and look stunning while the way the backgrounds and characters are drawn are fluid and strongly-detailed. Another strong point nearly always with Disney shorts is the music, how it is appealing to listen to, how energetic and memorable it is and how it matches the action and gags. You hear all of this in Father's Lion. The dialogue is thoughtful and funny, Goofy's end line is inspired as is how he recalls some of his previous endeavours. The gags, driven mainly by the lion's conceit from Goofy, do amuse, never leave a bad taste in the mouth and paced and delivered cleverly. The story is simple but great and easy to identify with, it is also a great scenario for Goofy and how he recalls his endeavours from African Diary, Californy'er Bust and Tiger Trouble is wonderful in its absurdity. Goofy's everyman persona is immensely infectious and makes him a very likable character, different from when we first saw him in the 30s but personally much preferred. His son is sweet without being overly so, is sometimes resourceful and doesn't come across as a brat. And the lion counterbalances them perfectly in personality and humour. Pinto Colvig and Bobby Driscoll's voices are fine. In conclusion, excellent Disney short that any Goofy fan will love. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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