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

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

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Narrator: The carrier of the common cold is a tiny virus easily identified by his red nose. Although the virus wins few friends, he "influenzas" many people. Sometimes the average man seems to deliberately try to catch cold.
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Edited into How to Catch a Cold (1986) See more »

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Goofy's Germ Warfare
5 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

Poor Goofy is miserably home in bed fighting - and losing - the COLD WAR.

Goofy steps back into his oddly human-like persona of George Geef in this amusing little film. Anyone who's ever suffered through a bad cold will ache in sympathy with our hero who must deal with unswallowable pills, freezing feet and the kind but painful nursing of a well-meaning spouse.

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.


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