Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

How to Sleep (1953)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a short of history of man's eternal quest for sleep (from the stone ages to modern times) as well as a demonstration of what puts man to sleep and how man sleeps (like the dog, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, June Foray
Motor Mania (1950)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, John McLeish
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After several long days at work, Goofy finally takes a much needed vacation. However, his trip never quite gets off the ground mainly because he spends most of it stuck behind a slow moving... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Alan Reed
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

George's wife is off for the day and he's doing the housework. Of course, everything goes wrong at once.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Alan Reed
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Goofy plays everyman again. He's an average working joe who demonstrates "the up on time/work on time/bed on time" routine while going from work to home every weekday. On Saturday night, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, June Foray
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy, driving through Mexico, deals with a stubborn bull on the road who eventually charges, and Goofy unwittingly subdues the bull. Mexicans who are watching the scene believe that Goofy ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Rafael Mendez, Pinto Colvig, Joaquin Garay
Aquamania (1961)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mr. X buys a boat and inadvertently enters the water-skiing race. With Junior driving, with no experience, he's a bit out of his league.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Kevin Corcoran, John Dehner
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Goofy is tired and bored. He needs a hobby and decides to pursue photography. Wildlife is an excellent choice for photography so Goofy decides to take a grizzly bear's picture. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

George Geef (a Goofy lookalike) likes to gamble, but his wife doesn't like him doing it.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Father's Lion (1952)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Bobby Driscoll
Cold War (1951)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

George Geef gets sent home from work to tend to his cold.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Firehouse Five Plus Two ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

After a short sketch of the universal importance of dance in human cultural history, Goofy demonstrates the misery of those who don't master dancing to a confident level in the 20th century, the perilous techniques to learn ballroom dances and the result of all that hard footwork- more hard then it works... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goofy: Cómo bailar  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland band consists of Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas and, for the most part, other Disney animators. Not only is their music on the soundtrack, but their likenesses are caricatured in the dance animation sequence. The band made many record albums over the years for Good Time Jazz and often performed at Disneyland. See more »

Connections

Edited into Mickey Mouse Disco (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Southern Comfort
Written and Performed by Firehouse Five Plus Two
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cutting The Rug With Mister Geef
18 April 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney Goofy Cartoon.

Tired of being a wallflower, Goofy takes instructions in HOW TO DANCE.

This humorous little film was one of several made by Disney between 1940 & 1956 in which Goofy receives instruction in some task or pastime - with inevitably chaotic results. In this cartoon the Goof once again portrays his vaguely human alter ego George Geef. The snappy soundtrack was provided by The Fire House Five Plus Two, a lively little Dixie band founded by wacky Disney animator Ward Kimball and consisting entirely of other Disney staffers; they appear as toons during the film's closing scene (Kimball is the fellow playing the trombone).

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 will always pay off.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page