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In the city, Goofy finds his daily job much too stressful so he decides to leave this hustle and bustle for a more peaceful life in the tropics. He finds life there most enjoyable ... See full summary »

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Jack Kinney

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Milt Schaffer (story), Dick Kinney (story)
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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Owens ... Himself - Orchestra leader (voice) (uncredited)
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In the city, Goofy finds his daily job much too stressful so he decides to leave this hustle and bustle for a more peaceful life in the tropics. He finds life there most enjoyable collecting shells from the beach, making a hut in which to live, getting back to nature, and even joining in the big luau feast (with meals such as shark fin soup). Yes, Goofy thinks nothing can go wrong in this paradise...until the natives need to sacrifice someone to their volcano... Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hessun hassu maailma See more »

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

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The 1990 film Joe Versus the Volcano (staring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) is said to be based on this short. See more »

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A Goofy Tale
27 September 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

Mr. Geef bids farewell to his old office job and HELLO ALOHA to the soothing peace of a Polynesian isle.

Routine animation illustrates this typical Goofy tale. The portrayal of the Hawaiians is rather negative, albeit amusing. Harry Owens and his Orchestra supply the silky music.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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