A Knight for a Day

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : March 8, 1946

Running Time : 7:08


Goofy (as Cedric) is preparing his knight, Sir Loinsteak, for a joust against Sir Cumference when an accident demands that Goofy take his place and, in the process, win the hand of the Princess Esmerelda.


Princess Esmerelda
Sir Cumference
Sir Lionsteak


Jack Hannah
Hugh Fraser
Judge Whitaker
Eric Larson
John F. Reed
Thelma Witmer
Ernie Nordli
Bill Peet
Oliver Wallace

Cut Scenes

Some scenes of one of the knights smoking have been cut.


United States
The Sword in the Stone
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Hier ist Goofy
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United States
Here's Donald / Here's Goofy
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United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
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Walt Disney Animation Collection : Volume 3 : The Prince and the Pauper
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United Kingdom
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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 : This short is goofy (no pun intended), but funny. It's another one of those Goofy look-alike shorts. I enjoy the part where the usher is handing out programs to the audience (might I remind you that in those days, people didn't use programs). I also like the part where several people are heading into the castle's courtyard to watch the event, and the drawbridge rises with a sign that reads: SORRY! SOLD OUT.
From Malik Roberts : I saw this right after "The Sword in the Stone." It's another of Walt's best productions featuring Goofy. It's a really good cartoon. The script is humorous, yet another piece of work to prove Walt Disney IS the man that made it ALL possible. A great short altogether.
From Baruch Weiss : I first saw this cartoon on a video that my folks had brought for me when I was very young and it's another Goofy look alike cartoon. You can tell as in the beginning one of the Goofs says "Get your programs here folks you'll not know one knight from another without a program." The music was also nicely done!
From Al Galen : I saw this cartoon in the television special "The Roots of Goofy" during the early 1990s. Gary Owens hosted that program. When I saw the jousting in "The Sword in the Stone", it reminded me of this Goofy short. Jousting also appears in "A Kid in King Arthur's Court". It was on The Disney Channel two decades ago. I recommend this classic animated short to fans of the Middle Ages in cinema.

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