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Man's Best Friend (1952)

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Goofy buys a pet dog (Bowser) and has trouble training it. As Bowser gets bigger, he becomes a larger problem, angering the neighbors. Goofy goes out for the night, and Bowser proves not to... See full summary »

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Goofy buys a pet dog (Bowser) and has trouble training it. As Bowser gets bigger, he becomes a larger problem, angering the neighbors. Goofy goes out for the night, and Bowser proves not to be much of a guard dog until Goofy comes home and tries to get in. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Pooch Problems For Goofy
16 October 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

Goofy brings home MAN'S BEST FRIEND and his life is completely changed by the mangy mutt.

While the animation is unremarkable, the film remains humorous and will ring true for any viewer whose life has ever been dominated by a dog.

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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