Goofy's Glider

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : November 2, 1940

Running Time : 7:58


Goofy learns to fly with his own homemade glider; but he has to try any number of ways to gain enough speed to get it off the ground.




Jack Kinney
Art Babbitt
John MacLeish


United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The World According to Goofy
Hier ist Goofy
Salut Goofy
Sport Goofy Joue et Gagne
Le Radici di Pippo
Le Vacanze Di Pippo
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Pippo Pasticci e Simpatia


United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The World According to Goofy
Sport Goofy's Vacation


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 35: More Sport Goofy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 59

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.


From Nikki : Although not one of my favorites it is probably one of the best "How to" shorts. It does have its moments however.
From Gijs Grob : The first of the "how to's" is probably the best, as well. Goofy's attempts to fly result in wonderful gags. I particularly like Goofy's view on an upside down world.
From Sam : The first of Goofy's classic "How To" series and Goofy short to be directed by Jack Kinney, this short would launch Goofy into a new phase in his career. Full of hilarious gags, Goofy is at his comic best here as he attempts to get his glider up in the air with some truly goofy results.
From Rebecca : I definitely got some good laughs watching this "How To" short, and the song made an already funny cartoon that more enjoyable. It is definitely Goofy at his best.
From David Adan : When I was a little kid the Three Wise Men brought me a Cinexin. It came with 3 short movies, one of them, Goofy's Glider. Ah, what a memories ... Despite it's not the best Goofy cartoon, it's very enjoyable. Fun to watch.
From Trae Robinson : I do like this Goofy short. This is the 2nd time somebody else voiced Goofy rather than Pinto Colvig. This is also another cartoon where Goofy is on a farm. The first time Goofy was on a farm was on Billposters.
From Dino Cencia : Funny Goofy cartoon. Goofy learns to fly with his glider, and does funny stuff. My favorite part is when Goofy was chasing his glider around in circles and his glider clipped on his pants making him fly and he goes way up in the air coming down like a broken airplane. Also, DTV has some clips of Goofy's Glider from the Billy Preston song "Will It Go Round in Circles". I also liked Goofy singing the song "High, High, up in the sky-- there goes my glider and I bye-bye!" Great cartoon! I give it 30 out of 30.
From Baruch Weiss : This would be the first of several cartoons where Goofy learns and tries (but usually doesn't succeed) to do something. In this case he's trying to learn to fly. Fun cartoon, but not one of my favorites!
From Al Galen : I saw this animated short in "The Roots of Goofy" during the early 1990s on the Disney Channel. Gary Owens hosted that television special and "A Disney Vacation" which aired in the summer from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. If you enjoy this short, please watch the Cartoon Classic videos "The Goofy World of Sports" and "Happy Summer Days".
From Mike : An enjoyable cartoon. It is kind of funny watching Goofy attempt different methods to fly. To me the cannon one at the end was the most creative.

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