Goofy's new sport: flying his glider (without much success).

Director:

Jack Kinney
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
George Johnson George Johnson ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish John McLeish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Yet another sport is made 'easy' for us by Goofy's demonstration how- never, ever, to try anything for real, least of all with a glider-flying machine he launches in ways that would kill anything but a cartoon character, such as a giant catapult and even a canon. Meanwhile Goofy proves totally incapable to control any of its movements in the air, let alone the 'landing' which is too messy even for a bombshell... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeador de Goofy See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though it doesn't have "How To" in the title, this was the first of Goofy's instructional shorts, narrated by John McLeish. The first official "How To" short was 'How To Ride A Horse,' which was featured in the full-length motion picture 'The Reluctant Dragon.' See more »

Goofs

The number of Goofy's fingers per hand varies from four to five between shots. Most noticeably, he has five when counting to ten before opening the parachute, then four in the next sequence, then five again. See more »

Quotes

Goofy: [singing] High, high, up in the sky, here goes my glider and I, bye-bye!
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Classic clumsy Goofy!
15 July 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Goofy tries to learn how to fly in his miniature airplane, with hilarious results. Plenty of slapstick hits and misses that will probably send you some chuckles, especially laughs to the little kids.

This short has a background narrator, which is not something I would prefer. For some reason, a narrator for a Disney cartoon makes the story sound a little dreary as it distracts from the action, slapstick fun and character concentration.

Overall, this cartoon is classic Goofy with all the clumsiness, trials and errors and comic relief.

Grade B-


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