Baggage Buster

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : April 18, 1941

Running Time : 7:31


Goofy is given a deceptively simple job : put a magicians trunk on an incoming train. Unfortunately for him, the trunk seems to have a mind (and a life!) of its own.




Jack Kinney
Art Babbitt
Art Fitzpatrick


United States
Fun on the Job
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The World According to Goofy
Donald Ich bin der Grösste
Winnie Puuh und Donald auf Heißer Fährte
Donald und die Entenbande
La Bande a Donald
Troppo Vento Per Winnie Puh
Le Radici di Pippo
Paperino e la Sua Banda di Paperi


United States
The Goofy World of Sports / Fun on the Job / Happy Summer Days
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The World According to Goofy
Donald Duck and his Duckling Gang


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 3 : Starring Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Alle Lieben Goofy
Tout le Monde aime Goofy
Il Mio Eroe Pippo
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 3 : Starring Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Alla Alskar Langben
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Everybody Loves Goofy


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 25: Goofy Goofs Around
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 39
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 9, 1956

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 Ryan : While I found parts of this short to be funny, it was also somewhat boring to me. The scenes where Goofy kept continuously tries to get the animals back into the magician's trunk and more and more appear gets rather tiring for me. I didn't really dislike this short, but I wouldn't call it one of my favorites. Nevertheless, I still enjoy watching it once in awhile.
From Nikki : This seemed to be quite slow going and tended to lose my interest. However it still maintained a liking as poor Goofy dealt with the bunny rabbit and the sawed in half woman.
From Gijs Grob : A rare early short by Jack Kinney in which Goofy is still the character he used to be in the thirties instead of the sportsman/everyman he soon would become.

In this short it's already clear that the fresh director tries to keep up with the zaniness of the competing Warner Bros. and MGM studio's. Unfortunately, he's still hampered by the slow, extended character animation that characterized Goofy in the late thirties. Furthermore, the impossible still has to be explained by 'magic', as was the case in Magician Mickey.. Notice that Warner Bros. and MGM characters, like the magician's box, could materialize objects from nowhere without obvious reference to magic. Jack Kinney would soon adopt part of the WB/MGM style, producing the fastest and zaniest cartoons released by Disney in the forties and fifties. Unfortunately, Baggage Buster is not one of them.

From Baruch Weiss : This short is ok, but it is not one of my favorites. However I enjoyed the ending where after Goofy gets the trunk on the train it falls off of the other side and then Goofy chases after the train and says "Hey come back ya forgot somethin!"
From Mike : This cartoon is not one of my favorite Goofy. I do agree it is an enjoyable one, and the scenes of him trying to get the animals in the trunk are tiring at times but the end scene does bring on a laugh. When I would watch with family I was the only who caught the dinosaur at the end.
From Al Galen : I saw this short in "The Roots of Goofy" during the early 1990s. Gary Owens hosted this television special and the summer-themed "A Disney Vacation" which had the song "Let's Get Away From It All". I recommend this Goofy short to audiences who are fans of classic Disney cartoons.

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