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Not the most surprising of plots, one that is fairly similar to a
Mickey and Pete short from the late 20s-30s, but still a huge amount of
fun. It works wonderfully as a spoof on westerns, an interesting genre
that can be under-estimated. The gags are clever and hilarious,
especially the literally explosive ending and Goofy's finishing line.
The plot is not much of a surprise, but moves very quickly and is still
entertaining. The animation is bright and colourful as well as
beautifully drawn, while the music is so well orchestrated and
characterful, as always managing also to synchronise with the action.
Goofy's song is catchy and has funny lyrics. Goofy is still a very
likable character with great comic timing and a strong personality that
is well interwoven with the scenario. Pete, with a closer character
design to the Pete we are familiar with now, is decidedly antagonistic
and contrasts to thrilling effect with Goofy(though he generally works
better with Mickey). The voice work is excellent.
To conclude, a little routine but funny, colourful and clever western spoof that is quite a good introduction to the genre. 9/10 Bethany Cox
A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.
Without even trying, silly TWO GUN GOOFY is more than a match for evil Pistol Pete.
This funny little film is a fine spoof of Western movies & stories. Pete once again proves his adaptability, a quality which kept him as the top villain in the Disney shorts for decades.
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.
This short features Goofy going up against Peg Leg Pete. It's cute enough, but thoroughly predictable and not all that memorable. It is well-animated, though. The concept really doesn't work as well as it should with the personality of Goofy for some reason. Worth watching at least once, but nothing terribly notable with this one.
This is a more conventional and entertaining Goofy cartoon, much more
amusing than those other ones that features numerous Goofys and a
narrator guiding us through a boring story. Here, we go to the Wild
West where Goofy takes on Pete, who had just robbed the town's bank.
After rescuing a carriage full of people from Pete's robbery, Goofy
inadvertently foils Pete's attempted robbery of the town.
Great animation and a fun story!
I'm not a terribly big fan of the post-1930s Disney short cartoons, but
Two-Gun Goofy (1952) is a great deal of fun. Goofy is hilarious as the
unwitting hero and the gags are all good, though not terribly inventive
or side-splitting. A small dose of dark humor keeps things interesting.
It's interesting to compare this short with the similarly-named and much earlier short Two-Gun Mickey (1934). Both are western spoofs with Pete as the villain; however, Two-Gun Mickey features more dramatic stakes, with Pete posing a serious threat to Mickey and Minnie, while here, everything is played for laughs, even though there is a death toll on display here (as evidenced by the undertaker taking tally of Pete's victims during his opening raid). The Mickey cartoon also has more inventive visuals and better characterization on the whole, coming from a period of experimentation at the Disney studio.
Still, these shorts are two different beasts, as are Mickey Mouse and the Goof themselves. If you love Goofy, westerns, or classic cartoons, then this one will be worth your time for sure.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
"Two Gun Goofy" is a 6.5-minute cartoon from 1952, so this one will have its 65th anniversary next year. The director is Jack Kinney and his brother Dick wrote the story together with Brice Mack for this little Disney movie from the years after World War II. I usually like Goofy, but I must say he did not do too much for me here. The title already gives away that it's one of these rare western cartoons. The genre was really popular back then. Pistol Pete terrorizes a town and Goofy keeps taking him out on one occasions after the other. Of course, if you know Goofy, you know it's all due to his clumsiness and not through skill. But he still gets the girl. There were scenes mostly with Pete that did not feel too authentic or funny, like the mud puddle scene or the way he goes to jail on his own free will at the very end. It's not a failure I guess, but it's extremely forgettable compared to other way more entertaining Goofy cartoons. I do not recommend the watch.
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