Poster

Lion Down

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : January 5, 1951

Running Time : 6:33

Synopsis

Goofy plans a relaxing day at rest, but he needs a second tree at his penthouse apartment to hang his hammock. So, he brings one back from the forest only to find it includes a mountain lion who wants some rest as well.

Characters

Goofy
Louie, the Mountain Lion

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
Charles Nichols
John Sibley
George Nicholas
Backgrounds
Merle T. Cox
Effects Animation
Jack Boyd
Layout
Al Zinnen
Story
Milt Schaffer
Dick Kinney
Music
Paul J. Smith

Video

United States
Here's Goofy
Germany
Hier ist Goofy
France
Salut Goofy
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 1
Disney Parade 4
Italy
Paperino e Soci a Caccia di Guai

Laserdiscs

United States
Here's Donald / Here's Goofy
Japan
Cartoon Carousel

DVD

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

Television

Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 53

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

Comments

From Ryan : This short features Louie the mountain lion. This time, however, he is co-starring with Goofy rather than Donald. I enjoy several fun gags such as when Donald and Louie are falling and each of them takes turns sitting in the hammock, reading the paper. It all works out at the end when Louie drags his tree that Goofy cut down back home with him. An acorn, however, drops on Goofy's lawn (which is actually on the roof of his condominium). Goofy plants this acorn and it instantly grows into a small, budding tree.
From Frank : Normally I don't care much for Goofy, but this short is hilarious. I can sense a certain Looney Tunes influence here. Love it.
From Baruch Weiss : This is a great short with great music done by Paul J Smith!
From Trae Robinson : I really thought that Goofy and the Lion were a funny pair. Too bad the lion was only in two classic cartoons with Goofy. The Lion returned several years later in Goofy's Radio.
From Daniel : Pure genius. In the midst of a long dry spell for Disney shorts, this is a classic which ranks amongst the very best. One has to go back to the legendary cartoons of the 30s and 40s to find this level of sheer invention. I defy any first-time viewer to guess what's going to happen next. The soundtrack, instead of just following the action, is full of humor of its own. Another delightful aspect of this short is the complex storyline (from city to country and back again, from low to high and... well, you'll see) and the brilliant ways the story men make it effortless to follow. One of the all time greats - simply hilarious.

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