Goofy demonstrates how not to drive on the freeway: first, the overly timid driver, then the overly aggressive driver, and finally the inattentive driver, shaving or eating. Some of the ... See full summary »
Mickey, Donald and Goofy are fire fighters. As you might expect, their attempts at fighting a boarding house fire are not particularly effective. They hear Clarabelle singing in the bathtub... See full summary »
Admiral Byrd ships Donald a penguin from the South Pole. Donald is amused by it, until he thinks it has eaten his goldfish. It hasn't - yet - so Donald gets a fish from the fridge to make ... See full summary »
A friend shipped Mickey a baby elephant, Bobo (not, apparently, related to the Warner Bros. Bobo) as a playmate for Pluto. Pluto's first introduction is to Bobo's trunk, through a fence. ... See full summary »
At the race track, various spectators (all Goofy lookalikes) are playing the ponies. A posh rich Goofy bets on the equally posh Snapshot III while another more common looking Goofy bets on ... See full summary »
It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football (first piece of special equipment needed: a campus covered in ivy). Among the names borrowed for players: ... See full summary »
Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore and decides to have some fun with him by sending the rubber horse over to Pluto which ... See full summary »
After a brief review of the problems described in Freewayphobia #1 (1965), we see a new range of problems. These include: abrupt breakdowns due to poor maintenance; unsecured loads; running... See full summary »
Goofy demonstrates how not to drive on the freeway: first, the overly timid driver, then the overly aggressive driver, and finally the inattentive driver, shaving or eating. Some of the advice is a bit dated: following distances are still in car lengths instead of time, and of course cell phones aren't mentioned directly. Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
Very like the How to...series in format, and almost as good as the best of that series of Disney Goofy shorts. With a format so familiar, it's not much of a surprise as to the outcome of what Goofy does. In a way though, with the format you are guaranteed to be entertained and also to learn something. And that is the case with Freewayphobia. The documentarian-commentary-like narration is wonderfully droll and thoughtful. It is always so much fun to see Goofy doing the complete opposite as to what the narration says, and what there is to learn about how to and how not to drive on the freeway is really interesting and good for prior-knowledge for when you start driving. Goofy as always is an endearing character with great comic timing, as with some of the How to...shorts he takes on more than one persona- three in fact, all driver characters- which shows a wider range of acting emotions that has rarely been seen by any of the other popular Disney characters of the time. He is great as all three, but especially as the inattentive one, and it is nice to see him to be a little more insulting than usual, not since Motor Mania have we seen that side to him. The gags are cleverly timed and hilarious, always serving the format of the short well and never failing to entertain and teach. The animation is bright and colourful, not as fluid as the 40s and 50s Goofy shorts, but much improved over that of the previous short Aquamania, which was a not-so-successful attempt to introduce a relatively new animation technique to a Goofy short and didn't always feel like watching a Goofy short. Here in Freewayphobia you do feel like you're watching a Goofy short, and the format and the various personas Goofy takes on helps. The music is energetic and full of character and orchestral lushness. Pinto Colvig and Paul Frees' voice work are fine. All in all, entertaining and educational, well worth watching. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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