The Art of Skiing

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : November 14, 1941

Running Time : 7:57


Goofy teaches us how to ski; sometimes forward, sometimes backwards, but one way or another he makes it down the mountain.




Jack Kinney
Jack Gayek
Frank Oreb
Edwin Fourcher
John Sibley


United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 6 : More Sport Goofy
The Goofy World of Sports
Goofy Over Sports
Jiminy Cricket's Christmas
Goofys Lustige Olympiade
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
Pippo Olimpionico
Pippo Star delle Olimpiadi


United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 5


Cartoon Classics : More Sport Goofy
The Goofy World of Sports / Fun on the Job / Happy Summer Days
Goofy's All Star Olympics
Jiminy Cricket's Christmas


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Santa Who?
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 3 : Starring Goofy
Have a Laugh : Volume 2
Micky's Lustiger Adventskalender Verschworung der Superschurken
Alle Lieben Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Tout le Monde aime Goofy
3 … 2 … 1 … E Natale
Il Mio Eroe Pippo
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 3 : Starring Goofy
Have a Laugh : Volume 2
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Alla Alskar Langben
United Kingdom
Countdown to Christmas
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Have a Laugh : Volume 2
Everybody Loves Goofy


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 3: Sport Goofy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 36

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 Danny Pick : I got this, along with about 30 other Goofy cartoons on tape. I just loved watching Goofy's antics in the Alps while trying to ski.
From Kristi : This is one of my all-time favorite Goofy shorts. The whole thing is really funny. One of my favorite parts is when Goofy goes through the cloud (Thdoomp-thdoomp!)and comes out looking likes he's wearing one of those really puffy winter coats. It doesn't matter how many times I watch it, I always have a really good laugh!
From Per Nilsson : This short draws a few laughs, but it's really not that interesting.
From Jeff Henderson : The funniest part is the yell that Goofy gives as he goes over the top of the mountain. Truly unmistakable and couldn't be more appropriate.
From Tim Durling : Rating? An easy 10. I first saw this short back in 1986 (I was 12) as part of Mickey's Christmas Carol and have watched it every year since. My sister Julie and I get the biggest kick out of it, particularly because our father can yodel and whoop just like Goofy. But the whole skit is a masterpiece, right down to the sound effects (like the "SHNICK" sound when Goofy walks backwards to put his pants on--over his skis (uh, sheez), mind you.) One of the best Disney shorts.
From Baruch Weiss : I think that this is the first short in which Goofy yells his famous yell. It's also one of the few times where Goofy's theme is not used during the title presintation.
From Dino Cencia : AH-Hoo-Hoo-Hooey!!!!!! That was my favorite part when he did the shush, and the ski jump. I give it 300 out of 300.
From Billy Joe : The narrator chooses Goofy to demonstrate on how to ski (or "shee"). This ridiculous cartoon begins with Goofy in bed. When he goes outside, he is having a hard time succeeding. At the end, Goofy skis down a hill back to into bed. I believe this is the first "how-to" Goofy short. (How to Ride a Horse was part of the package feature "The Reluctant Dragon.") This cartoon is obviously hilarious, so I recommend seeing it. It gets a 10 out of 10.
From Ralph W. Daniel : There's a good reason for the quick close-up of the Sugar Bowl Lodge entrance to show where Goofy is staying. Walt Disney was one of the first investors in the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in California's High Sierras. He was persuaded to invest by Hannes Schroll, an award-winning Austrian skier, who Disney got to do the authentic yodeling heard in the short. The Sugar Bowl resort is still operating.

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