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The Art of Skiing (1941)

After figuring out how to get dressed, Goofy hits the slopes to demonstrate the art of skiing. Through a series of gags and misadventures, Goofy demonstrates turns, skiing backwards and even the ski jump.


Jack Kinney (uncredited), Bill Roberts (uncredited)




Uncredited cast:
John McLeish John McLeish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Hannes Schroll Hannes Schroll ... Yodeler (voice) (uncredited)


Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. As you can imagine, Goofy has much trouble keeping his skis parallel and pointing downhill. The final ski jump conveniently lands Goofy right back in bed. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Goofy demonstrates the art of skiing.


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This cartoon's premiere in November 1941 was held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco as part of the city's Annual Skiers Ball. Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian Disney, attended the event and presented the cartoon. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Skiing is fast becoming the most popular of all winter sports. And small wonder, for there is no finer conquest then that of a mountain clad in its glorious winter mantle of glittering white.
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Crazy Credits

Approximately five seconds after the title is displayed, the words "prononuced SHEEing" appear right below it. See more »


Edited into The Magical World of Disney: How to Relax (1957) See more »

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Not the best, but still enjoyable!
25 June 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This doesn't belong to my favourite Goofy cartoons. What is good about it though is that it is very amusing. Sure, the animation is a little dated, and some of the narration got a little distracting, but seeing Goofy struggling on skis was very, very funny, especially when he rides down the side of the mountain, and disappears down a hole, and you hear that trademark whine he makes. The narrator assures Goofy it is all very simple, but Goofy fails miserably. It's part of an ongoing joke, that Goofy is pretty useless at anything simple. I liked the music and I liked the ending. Overall, very good, not Goofy's best, but entertaining for fans. 8/10 Bethany Cox.

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14 November 1941 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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