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Goofy Gymnastics

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : September 23, 1949

Running Time : 6:30

Synopsis

Goofy tries a gymnastics course in order to beat fatigue at the end of the work day.

Characters

Goofy

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
John Sibley
Wolfgang Reitherman
Edwin Aardal
Dan MacManus
Backgrounds
Merle T. Cox
Layout
Al Zinnen
Story
Dick Kinney
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 4 : Sport Goofy
Germany
Goofys Lustige Olympiade
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
France
Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
Italy
Pippo Olimpionico
Pippo Star delle Olimpiadi
Le Radici di Pippo
Pippo Nel Pallone

CED

United States
Cartoon Classics - Sport Goofy

Laserdiscs

Cartoon Classics : Sport Goofy
Japan
Goofy's All Star Olympics

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Germany
Sports Spass Superstars
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 3: Sport Goofy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 74
Walt Disney Presents: Baseball Fever
House of Mouse: Season 3 - Episode 14

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.

Comments

From Ryan : This is one of my favorite Goofy cartoons. I always find myself laughing at the "Goofy style" of working out. Instead of starting out with lighter weights on the barbell, Goofy uses several of them and struggles to lift the barbell. The beginning of this short is similar to the later Goofy short Hold that Pose when Goofy staggers into his apartment room after a hard day at work.
From Sam : In this gag-filled short, Goofy attempts to change from a "weak-kneed, no-good nincompoop" to a man by purchasing a home exercise kit. I always wished that my PE coach in high school would have let me to my chin-ups like Goofy did in this short. The best part, though, comes at the end with Goofy's own unique acrobatics display. After going through a workout like that, I'm sure anyone would feel "just good old-fashion physically fatigued".
From Christopher Cruz : Goofy always made me laugh as a kid. This was one of my favorites of his shorts. I like the part where he's trying to utilize this pulley machine to exercise his arms, and he ends up yanking himself out of his apartment building, fly into the air and land in another building where he inadvertently descends floors, garnering the shouts of residents (including an annoying shrill by a woman) and finally, we hear what sounds like Pegleg Pete saying, "Get 'em outta here!" Of course, when all is said and done, we hear Goofy's famous, "Yaaaa-ha ha-ha-hooey!" Cracks me up everytime!
From Baruch Weiss : I own this short on the video "Sport Goofy." I like it, but one thing that I don't understand is why didn't the package arrive at Goofy's home?
From Laura Cross : I agree with all of you guys! This short is hilarious! Incidentally, a short clip of this was shown in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which takes place in 1947, but I play with the idea that this cartoon was first released in 1947. Anyway, five years after the death of Clara Cluck in Symphony Hour (1942), Goofy, determined to recover, decides to work out. Enjoy, all ye that like Goofy!
From Al Galen : I saw this animated short in "The Roots of Goofy" during the early 1990s. Gary Owens hosted that television special on the Disney Channel. This classic Goofy cartoon mocked athletes and work-out. He was also comedic in The Olympic Champ. If you enjoy this short, watch the 1992 Cartoon Classics video "The Goofy World of Sports".

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